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December 4th 1914 - Letter from Arthur Sladden to his father, Julius Sladden

4th December 1914
Correspondence From
Arthur Sladden
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter


My dear Father

I will enclose a letter with Mary’s to Mother. We are leading a very quiet existence at present, I’ve got just over a dozen patients at the hospital, we keep collecting a few from various parts of France, but unless fresh use is made of this place as a landing port, we can’t expect to get much to do here. The news from both fronts is satisfactory, though the Polish news is puzzling and we shall evidently have to wait a while before hearing all about it.

I am delighted to read in today’s paper that Captain Tanner has got the DSO. One of the refreshing features of French’s last despatch is the mention of many regiments for good work. The beslavering of praise of the London Scottish for an excellent but not exceptional piece of work was getting very tedious, and I’m very glad the line regiments get their mention at last, and among them the Worcesters.

Mary is getting on famously with her French and no doubt will rapidly improve. We get some afternoons free for walks and are really very lucky to see so much of each other.

Thompson at the hospital is now Senior Medical Officer in the district, and I suppose will be so till we move.

No papers have arrived lately – will you put the name of this town on the address, the number might be altered now we have dwindled so.

With much love to all.

Your affectionate son

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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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