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April 9th 1915 - Letter from Mela Brown Constable to her fiancé, Cyril E Sladden Esq

9th April 1915
Correspondence From
Mela Brown Constable, The Nurses' Home, The General Hospital, Birmingham
Correspondence To
Cyril E Sladden Esq, 9th Worcesters, Officers' Mess, Blackdown Camp, near Farnborough
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Text of Letter

Birmingham General Hospital

9th April 1915, 10 pm


Many thanks for your nice little letter which I was awfully pleased to get. Before going to Bournbrook I am to be given a holiday Matron says, commencing from the 17th of this month. She has not yet given me particulars but I think I shall get ten days. Your duty now I can plainly see is to get sent to Hythe so that I can stay in Folkestone at the same time!!! The Sister of the Ward I am in only knew today that I am going to Bournbrook and she thinks I am awfully lucky.

Cecil is in a base hospital at Wimereux but only has the measles! He is quite near home and Mother and Bar go and chat to him through the door. Bar says that the even the bathing machines are utilised as hospital shelters for infectious cases.

While I was out for a constitutional this morning I suddenly came across Mr Wynne, the headmaster of the school in which I taught at Harrow. It was like old times seeing him again. He recollected your name as I often stayed at Badsey (while I was at Harrow). He now has a boy’s school near Brighton.

Goodnight, darling, I simply long for you and wish I could give you a goodnight kiss.

God bless and keep you.

Ever your own

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Envelope containing 1 sheet of notepaper
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Imperial War Museum
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