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May 7th 1915 - Letter from Mela Brown Constable to her fiancé, Cyril E Sladden Esq

7th May 1915
Correspondence From
Mela Brown Constable, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Cyril E Sladden Esq, 9th Worcesters, Officers' Mess, Blackdown Camp, near Farnborough
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Seward House, Badsey

May 7th 1915

My darling Boo

This is just a note to greet you on the 9th, I will give you my little present when we meet.  Many happy returns of the day, dearest, God bless you and keep you from year to year, so that each birthday may find you nearer Him; I think one does find oneself in closer fellowship with Him as the years roll on.

I had a card from Kath saying she will meet the 11.50 train at Paddington.  She is going to take me to a matinée, I think Jack is coming too.  I wish you could come, too, darling.

I heard from the War Office authorities this morning saying that I am accepted to nurse at the 1st Southern General Hospital, that is Bournbrooke, and that I shall be given a week’s notice before joining if possible but must be ready to be called up any moment.

I simply daren’t think about Sunday, in case you cannot get away, but my thoughts are very unruly and I keep absolutely thrilling when by chance my thoughts will keep running away from me!

Goodbye for the present.  With all my love and the very best of good wishes, you Funny Old Thing.

From your ever devoted


PS – The 9th is almost as important as the 5th.  If there had been no 9th, there’d have been no 5th!

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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Imperial War Museum
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