30th July 1916
Mela Brown Constable, at Seward House, Badsey
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
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"
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