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July 30th 1916 - Postcard from Mela Brown Constable to her brother, J C Brown Constable

30th July 1916
Correspondence From
Mela Brown Constable, at Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Cecil Brown Constable, Prisoner of War, Germany
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

At Seward House

July 30th 1916

My dear Cecil

I had a pc from Aunt Jessie today giving us the good news of your safety. It is such a relief to know you are safe. We have not known what to think all these long weeks. Mother has been very brave and very hopeful. She will be so glad to hear the good news. I do hope, dear old boy, that you are not badly wounded. Send me a line if you can. Cyril’s furlough is up today. He has had a delightful rest and change in Simla but was not allowed to come home. The Colonel and the Adjutant wrote such nice letters about you.

Best love, looking forward to the time when we shall meet again.

Your loving sister

Letter Images
The Brown Constable had just received news that Lieutenant J C Brown Constable was a prisoner in Germany, so Mela wrote hopefully to her brother - sadly, the report of his imprisonment proved to be untrue. The card was returned with stamp, "Place of Detention not traced" and German sticker.
Type of Correspondence
Location of Document
Imperial War Museum
Record Office Reference
60/98/3 - in envelope entitled "Documents regarding Cecil Brown Constable"