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Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters

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BC Archives MS-2685

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E.F.C. Officers Rest House and Mess.

we put in the last night at a rest camp at the port we landed at & then came on to this place this pm. by train. If you can remember where the Huns committed that fiendish crime by bombing a Canadian hospital, some months ago & were there were a number of unfortunate nurses killed, you will know where I am writing from now, I can't give you the name but perhaps this clue will help. I have just had a walk through the town, nothing much to see really, rather a dirty place, though I didn't by any means see it all & it was just getting dusk & I may have missed the best parts! Will have more time to look about tomorrow, we are likely to be here a few days before going up to our Base or "Pool" as it is sometimes called. By the way you might send my letters straight over here now & so save some delay as they are likely to be left lying around

BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.

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