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September 28th 1914 - Letter from Arthur Sladden to his mother, Eugénie Sladden

28th September 1914
Correspondence From
Arthur Sladden
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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My dear Mother

I think it is some time since I wrote to you last. For several days we have been very busy and I have not attempted much writing. Mary’s letter was most welcome and is the last I’ve received from Badsey for some time. I got Punch all right, please thank Father for it. I think his last letter must have strayed. I’m very sorry to hear about Aunt Lizzie Sladden. I feared from an account of her some weeks ago that there might be some serious trouble present.

We are still in our chateau, but expect to quit for tents any day as the house is to be used for beds for patients of another hospital pitched near ours. May asks if I am very busy, lately I have been most of the time, I have been just well occupied but not at great pressure, but now onwards I fancy we’ll have plenty to do.

Nearly half the medical officers of our unit have been detached for other services, so that those of us who are left will have to do double duty.

We have had delightful summer-like days here but cold nights and soon tent life will begin to get cold.

We get little news, but what we hear is reasonably encouraging to date. I hope Cyril was able to get home for a weekend. I’d like to hear of his doings.

With very much love
From your son

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Envelope containing 1 sheet of notepaper
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