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October 29th 1914 - Letter from Mela Brown Constable to her fiancé, Cyril E Sladden Esq

29th October 1914
Correspondence From
Mela Brown Constable, The Nurses' Home, The General Hospital, Birmingham
Correspondence To
Cyril E Sladden Esq, The Officers' Mess, 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, near Andover
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The General Hospital

Oct 29th 1914

My Darling

I am sorry this will not be more than a note as I must get some fresh air today as I got no time off yesterday owing to pressure of work. We sent off all but three of the Belgians soldiers yesterday, some to the Front and others to convalescent homes. The Belgian ward is closed for cleaning and we have been very busy cleaning out cupboards etc today. At five I am to report myself for orders as to change of work and am wondering where I am going.

Darling – would you mind passing this cheque through your bank for me. I am not known here so cannot ask any shop to oblige me. Let me have the amount in notes.

I had a nice letter from Mother. She seems quite happy in France.

I was glad to hear from you this morning and wish I could send you more news now but my next letter will be a better one.

All my love – Sweetheart – God bless you.

Ever your loving


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Type of Correspondence
Envelope containing 1 sheet of notepaper
Location of Document
Imperial War Museum
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