Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters
Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.
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heard anything more of Ronald either which is strange, Was very surprised to hear that old Peachie is on his way back from the East Africa again, he is certainly a restless old bird. I hope the deuce I may run across him before long.
May 6th I did not quite finish my letter yesterday & since writing I have just met the paymaster of 1st Reserve Bn, he asked me if I was any relation to a Capt Gillespie who is paymaster in France & was surprised to hear that I was.
He saw Heb in France about 2 weeks ago & said he was looking very well. Which is good news to know. You will be amused to hear also that I met old "Shorty Pem" this morning , he was looking the same as ever but has not made France yet though he has reverted from Capt. to a Sub & has tried every means possible. He told me that he got all the Victoria news regularly from Ethel, so there must be something in it still!
The weather has been beastly cold since we arrived & I thank my stars that I brought over such
BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.