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Saturday 24 March 1917 - Major Cyril Sladden again wounded

Category World War I: News of men at the Front
The Evesham Journal
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Mr Julius Sladden, of Badsey and Evesham, received a telegram on Thursday morning stating that his youngest son, Major Cyril Sladden, of the Worcestershire Regt. Was wounded on March 10. No further details are given, and further news is anxiously awaited. We hope that the injury is not of a serious nature. Major Sladden, who had had previous military training in the Oxford Officer’s Training Corps, joined the army in the first month of war, and has seen a lot of active service. He has been twice wounded previously. He was first wounded in Gallipoli in August, 1915, but fortunately although the bullet passed through the shoulder no bones were broken, and he was soon able to resume his military duties. He was wounded a second time in April, 1916, in the operations when an attempt was made to relieve Kut. His left arm was then badly smashed above the elbow, but luckily the Major made a capital recovery, and no permanent injury to the limb resulted. It is evident that the last time he was wounded was in the operations which resulted in the fall of Bagdad.