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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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(Bristol England)

30 Aug 1917

Friend Fred Tregillus,

They have got me at last,and I am in Good Old Blighty after 13 months of heavy fighting. Lucky old Scotty. I thought I was going to Heaven when the shell Burst. it put me up in the air. It made me think about old Bob Cresswell perpetual motion. I thought it had Blown me all to Bits. A lad beside me got killed and another lost a arm Blown off. I could hear him shouting where is my arm. and I asking him where is my "Arse" I thought it

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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