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September 11th 1915 - Letter from Arthur Sladden to his mother, Eugénie Sladden

11th September 1915
Correspondence From
Arthur Sladden, No 9 General Hospital
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

No 9 General Hospital


My dear Mother

I daresay you had a postcard from Mary to say I got back safely. I had a very easy journey on Tuesday and Wednesday and was glad to be able to meet Jack in town. We had dinner at Paddington and plenty of time for a chat. The crossing was smooth and I slept soundly. There were a good many French destroyers about and much traffic near Havre. I like the approach to Havre and always think of our entry at night last year in the transport and the enthusiasm of the French. The hospital is not very full and several of the officers have gone on to ambulances and regiments. I believe a good many whose contracts have ended have gone out, so they may get short-handed. Please thank Father and May for their letters. My fortnight soon came to an end but it was long enough to do me heaps of good. I hope soon to hear that Mary and Baby have got settled in at Sydenham. I don’t know what arrangements Mary will make about a visit to Badsey. It may be better made a little later on, babies don’t want a lot of travelling do they. I hope you have further news of Cyril and also of George.

With much love.

From your son

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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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