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October 9th 1914 - Postcard from Mela Brown Constable to her fiancé, Cyril E Sladden Esq

9th October 1914
Correspondence From
Mela Brown Constable, c/o Mrs Ashwin, Badsey
Correspondence To
Cyril E Sladden Esq, The Officers' Mess, Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, near Andover
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c/o Mrs Ashwin

Oct 9th /14

Many thanks for letter. I shall be here until Monday as Muriel does not return until then. She met her brother yesterday and they both spent the night at Sydenham. M was also there the night before. Her brother is looking well and is quite strong again and is trying to join the Australian Contingent. He was too late to do so while out there.

There was a letter from Mary about Arthur over the way. He is well and not so busy now and still at the same place. He sent a message to me to tell me he has met several Birmingham nurses and doctors out there.

Mrs New is coming here to tea this afternoon, Ethel and May went over to her house for tennis yesterday. We are very glad of this fine weather but the gardens are white with dust and need a little rain.

Glad to hear you had so many satisfactory letters. I am longing to start work again and have plenty of occupation, although of course I am very happy at Badsey.

I wrote so recently! This is just to acknowledge your letter. Your Father was very pleased to hear from you. The newspaper comes quite early now - and contains very little news. Isn’t it hard on the Belgians this bombardment of Antwerp?

Best love from M

PS - Did you see an amusing article called “The Unsusceptible London Scottish”? This same article describes them as the “nuts” of the British Expeditionary Force!

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