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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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well we are away from there now. Some place Fred I was there for 7 weeks and I hope never to be there again. The Canadians lost a lot of men there was in a couple of charges never will forget the sight. Fritz will not show fight at all, the cream of his army is gone now. I could tell you some funny stories of the Taking of (Desire trench you would laugh to see them coming to meet you with there hands up and calling Mercy Comrade. They are

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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