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December 2nd 1914 - Letter from Mela Brown Constable to her fiancé, Cyril E Sladden Esq

2nd December 1914
Correspondence From
Mela Brown Constable, The Nurses' Home, The General Hospital, Birmingham
Correspondence To
Cyril E Sladden Esq, The Officers' Mess, Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, near Andover
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The Nurses’ Home
The General Hospital

2nd December 1914


I was very glad to hear from you this morning and relieved to get a postcard telling me you were to remain at Tidworth.

The picture on the postcard is familiar. I heard from Eva Money last night and she tells me that Wilfred has enlisted and is coming home with the South African contingencies to go to the front.

The Eyres-Monsells' gardener, Mumford, is one of the patients on the ward I am in – he loves to talk about Evesham to me.

I am having a half day on Friday and a whole day next week. It seems impossible for us to make any plans to meet so I am just going to resign myself to the inevitable and set my teeth and realise it is no good worrying.

With much love from

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Imperial War Museum
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