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Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters

Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-2685

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actually go through the city of Mons, though we passed by on its outskirts. One almost felt as though one were treading on sacred ground there - where our glorious original army made such a name for itself in the beginning of this war, at heavy cost.

I made a hurried trip to Namur yesterday, from Ardenne, went by boat up the River Mense I was much interested, it is quite a fair sized river and the trip was quite decent. I had very little time to look around the town however as it was late in the afternoon when I got there, the town is quite large and some very nice shops but everything fearfully "ogspensive", they place was fitted with British Troops. I bought you a little souvenir Mother. Just had time for that! A wee

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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