Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters
Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.
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go through a good deal more in the way of instruction before we are considered fit for "the line", so for goodness sakes don't be worrying about me, because I am likely to be sweating away at different courses at the Base for sometime to come.
Quite a number of us came over from Seaford on the same draft from our depôt Most of them very decent chaps & it is nice that we are all travelling up to our Base together, the majority of them are in the same position as myself, haven't been over before, so I needn't feel so much like the "new boy just arrived at School"! as a matter of fact I'm not by any means one of the last to get over, as I have come across a good many chaps since I've been in England who have been there, some of them the last 2 years, & haven't got any further, so I think they have about as little to be proud of as I have! I haven't dropped Heb a line yet to let him know that I am over, I am do so tonight though the beggar hasn't written to me for months!
BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.