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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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Halifax April 16th 18

My dear Father

Well here we are at Halifax, got here early this am & we are now awaiting orders to embark. I have heard we are going to have a very big convoy, lots of troops going over, there are about 7 trains unloading at present moment ahead of us down at the docks. The train just immediately ahead has on board a big draft of Flying Corps men & Foresters. I have no idea what boat we are going on & even when I do find out I won't be able to say as my letters will be censored from now on. It might be as well to send my mail c/o Canadian Bank of Commerce. London. Until I know definitely where I'm going to fetch up. I can always notify them of my whereabouts as as I may be shifting around. Feeling much better today, hope we have a decent passage across.


BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.

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