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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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(In the Trenches)

( 21st June 1917)

Dear Friend Fred

I am still alive and kicking and in the Best of health. With the shells playing Hell while I am writing this letter to you. I am just 2 weeks Back from Scotland after having 10 days leave it was a great change Fred. to see your Mother and sisters after the great Life in the Trenches. Well Fred I did not get the DCM as I wrote and told you about but got the Military Medal as there was know officer with me to recommend the Deed that was done. Never mind Fred I will try and have better luck the next time we are having Fine weather in France

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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