Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters
Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.
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of the filling of 2 boats each, our posts in case of alarm are next each other on the starboard side. The grub on board is very good really, quite plain, but plenty of it. We're not down to sugar rations yet either. We have a couple of big bowls full on our table at each meal! We 3 from Victoria sit at the Chief Officer's table, he was telling us that this old boat had seen a great deal of service during the earlier stages of this war. She was used as a hospital ship down at Salva Bay (Gallipoli) Has also been used to transport German prisoners, & one time she had on board 500 of the Prussian Guard, the German N.C.O.'s he said dined at our same table! Well Pa I don't think I have much more to say at present. I will post this immediately I get off.
I am really quite worried to know what they will do with me when I fetch up at our destination. I am told it is quite difficult to get a job owing to surplus of Canadian officers, & that I am more than likely to be
BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.