Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters
Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.
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the C.P.R.! In his last p.c. to me, he seemed to think I was employed permanently. I'm not sure whether he thought I was a conductor or brakeman! I expect I'll have to blow myself on some new uniform soon. I'll have to change from Highland dress to the other, so it will mean giving up my old Glengarry and also a differently cut tunic. I think I may get a special allowance for this which will help out I still have a $100.00 allowance due me for equipment etc which I have been trying to get, I shall certainly need every penny I can get as clothes are d--- ably expensive! This camp is the dustiest place on God's earth (if I may be permitted to say so) it is such a fine which dust and seems to get on and get through anything & everything, one has a deuce of a job to keep things decently in a tent. I believe I had a bit of a grouch on about about the food we were getting when I wrote last, I have quite recovered now and things have improved somewhat I have seen jam twice since I wrote last!
BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.