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

9th 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
General Hospital

Dec 9th


I am again postponing writing at length as I want to rest this morning after having been out for a few minutes to send your telegram and I feel more out with excitement!

Early this morning I heard of the death in action of two men friends, one of whom was only in the firing line 2 hours. This news depressed me and then I went to the other extremes and got fearfully joyful when Matron said I could have Thursday, Friday, Saturday in Xmas week. I only asked for one day – then she asked me how long I would be having. As I did not know I made a shot at four days’ leave thinking you’d probably get Xmas Eve to Boxing Day.

Best love dearest. I only hope our plans will come off this time.

Ever your own

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Imperial War Museum
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