Transcription Page

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.

*All transcriptions are provided by volunteers, and the accuracy of the transcriptions is not guaranteed. Please be sure to verify the information by viewing the image record, or visiting the BC Archives in person. 

BC Archives MS-0426

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]


Imperial army. Pennies are expected for mess ordlies & also for many little things too small to mention. I am surprised at the number of men who should be above it who stoop to axcept petty copper tips. It is a degrading & independence raping custom. Better for England if the custom could be stamped out. The grub is better than it was but it is still very plain. But I have not bought any food though I have eaten several parcels sent fm my 3 homes in Blighty also I have been on leave twice, 10 days landing & 4 days Draft (overseas) leave & been fed well each time. So that helps. Still the army looks wonderfully well fed & I belive is, though we often feel we want more. Grub is much easier to get now & has been 9 months. We do not see any more crouds of women lined up

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 5 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862 - 1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from Ernest Seeley, 1915 - 1919.

Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]

Image 296 of 568