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Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters

Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-2685

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the shape of German bayonets rifles etc but in the end I was too played out to bother with them; they would have looked well round the walls at Sooke; I am not a souvenir collector though like many others. There is only one souvenir I want at the end of the war and that's myself.

This is rather a decent ward, though there are some pretty bad cases in it. I am next a South African who played in that famous team of theirs in 1912, he is a pretty husky chap and is not badly hit I am glad to say.

Well I dont suppose for a moment they will give me long leave but I am going to have a shot at it. I think its time I came out west and looked you people up.

There are one or two Portugese in here and one man has just had a lot of friends in to visit him, it amused me to see the way

BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 2 OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867-1920. Victoria; lawyer. Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward 1915-1917.

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