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January 4th 1919 - Letter from Mela Brown Constable to Deputy Controller No 1 Area, Southern Command QMAAC

4th January 1919
Correspondence From
Mela Brown Constable, QMAAC, Bulford Camp, Salisbury Plain
Correspondence To
Deputy Controller No 1 Area, Southern Command QMAAC, Salisbury
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QMAAC Quarters, Bulford



I hereby beg to make application for my discharge on compassionate grounds.

Although organically sound, as far as I know, I do not feel fit to carry on my duties efficiently in QMAAC. The strain of responsibility is too much and the sordidness of a good deal of the work is distorting to one’s outlook. My fiancé will shortly be returning from the Caspian Area where he is stationed at Baku and we are to be married as soon as he returns.

I feel that I owe it to him to rest and regain my health. He has been through the Gallipoli campaign, the relief of Kut, the fall of Baghdad and the horrible affair at Baku and has been three times wounded.

I shall be grateful if you give this application your approval and forward it to Headquarters.
I am absolutely incapable of carrying on satisfactorily, and there is so much to be done that is beyond me, and yet I cannot let things slide.

I applied to be allowed to resign last June because I felt incapable of coping with the situation here. I have struggled on to the best of my ability and now feel “played out” and in need of rest.

I am
Your obedient servant
A Brown Constable
Unit Administrator

To: Deputy Controller No 1 Area, Southern Command, Salisbury

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