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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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it. you were saying that E.E. Armstrong was going to list. he had made up his mind at last. none of the Brown Boys will come. well Fred my Sister Mrs. Amos has been very sick lately but the last I heard she is slowly recovering. had a letter from Old John Pettersen he is in the Base Company he was saying we are getting some fine news now the Cavalry are doing there dirty work and the Canadians are catching Hell they are in the thick of it all. I am down on the Range just now instructing the New arrivals from Canada all about the Ross Rifle and how to use it some of them are very green. some of them could not hit a Barn door the reason is when they come up to the Firing point they get so Nervous. for the Reason I do not know. well I will close Fred know more new. Best of Luck to all my friends in Barkerville

I am your Old Friend Corp George Gilchrist No 443781 C Coy 54th Batt

Ps when you look up the killed and wounded lists the 54th starts with 442 and end 443

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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