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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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Somewhere in France 28th Nov 1916

Friend Fred

Just a few lines to let you know I am still in the Land of the Living. Still keeping clear of the Germans shells. Well Fred Harry Brierley is over in Blighty with a bad knee and Ellis just came out of the Hospital was reported in the Casualty List in the newspapers as Died of Wounds, but he is all safe and sound. all the Rest of the Barkerville Boys in the 54th are all in the best of health. I heard jim Murphy died of wounds. Fred I only wish it was finished and Back in the old Town I have been in Lots of mud in Barkerville but nothing to touch the Mud in the Trenches. I hear the 172nd

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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