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Frederick Tregillus Letters from the Cariboo Boys

Letters to Frederick James Tregillus from Barkerville men who served in the First World War: Joseph Callanan, J.H. Ellis, George Freeman Killam, George Gilchrest, R. Norris, Mr. and Mrs. Nowosky, John Petterson, Ernest Seeley, N.W. Thompson, George Turner, and John Benjamin Westover. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0426

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Bramshott Camp Hants England

4th July 1916

Dear Friend Fred.

It is a long time since I heard from you. So I am writing few lines to let you know I am alive and kicking and still in Old England yet but I think our Time is drawing near. we were inspected by the King and Queen and lord French General Sir Archobald Hunter so I beleave it is our last inspection. it was a fine sight to see about 20,000 Infantry and about 2000 Artillary the 67th was in it. they are a Pioneer Battn. I see all the Cariboo Boys in it; very often George Shaw the Great and on only is the same Old Card. Harry Brierley got a letter from Shorty Devitt and he was saying the people of Barkerville are saying they were glad they got Short of us as we were nothing but a pack of Bums. I dont beleave a word of it. I think Shorty is making it up. I do beleave there may be some of them Saying it: you know Your self who I mean Fred. We may be home to tell

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 10 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862 - 1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from George Gilchrist, 1914 - 1917.

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