Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters
Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.
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to be to the test, as we were of course all lined up standing to with our life belts on. We were lucky to make out OK as we saw where a boat had been sunk about 12 hours before we passed the same spot, several lifeboats were floating about upside down & all kinds of wreckage. We saw the American troops disembarking, all kinds of them, they were certainly a fine looking bit of men & I bet will give a good account of themselves. Our quarantine here will soon lift. I have already applied for leave, & expect to run up to Edinburgh to see the the T.P.s & see what can be done about Imperial Commission. The T.P.s are going up to [illegible] on 10th for a month, so I'll likely only see them for a day or so as I don't intend going up North. I would like to get a few days in London. I wish Florence or Heb were only on leave there as one could have quite a time. I wrote them both immediately I landed but have not heard from either of them yet Uncle Tom says in his letter that he hasn't heard from Heb for ages, & hasn't
BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.