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July 23rd 1915 - Letter from Mela Brown Constable to her fiancé, Cyril E Sladden Esq (Lieut)

23rd July 1915
Correspondence From
Mela Brown Constable
Correspondence To
Cyril E Sladden Esq (Lieut), 9th Worcesters, 39th Brigade, 13th Division, British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

July 23rd 1915


I am so annoyed – in my hurry to catch the post I omitted to enclose paper cutting – I hope this will reach as soon as the other letter.

You seem very near to me dearest.  Evidently distance does not really separate us.

Best love from

A sleepy old


Extract from newspaper article

Visit to the Wounded

His Majesty’s last visit in Birmingham was paid to the wounded soldiers at the First Southern General Hospital at the University, Bournbrook.  The King arrived at the University at twelve minutes past three.  Contrary to expectations, he had motored to Edgbaston by way of Broad Street, and entered the hospital by the Edgbaston Park Road.  The King was immediately recognized by a small crowd of people which had assembled in the vicinity of the main gates, and repeatedly acknowledge their loyal greeting.  Many persons had gathered at various points along the Bristol Road, and at the junction of Edgbaston Park Road, and these, of course, were much disappointed by reason of the journey from New Street Station being by another route than had been anticipated.

His Majesty, having gone through the wards and talked to a number of the patients, left the hospital shortly before four o’clock, and drove to the King’s Norton Metal Works.

Letter Images
This letter took a long time reaching Cyril; it was directed to Mudros, then indicated that he had been wounded, sent to Blue Sisters, Sliema, then "Returned to Active Service".
Type of Correspondence
Envelope containing 1 sheet of notepaper and newspaper cutting
Location of Document
Imperial War Museum
Record Office Reference