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November 14th 1915 - Letter from Arthur Sladden to his father, Julius Sladden

14th November 1915
Correspondence From
Arthur Sladden, Meerut British General Hospital, Rouen
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Meerut BGH


My dear Mother

I’m sorry you have had further cold. I hope by now it is really shaken off: I think it must have been colder with you than here, though tonight we have a sharp frost and all are nursing the stoves in order to keep warm. My right foot goes dead on the slightest excuse, and always long before the left, I must have got a smaller artery supplying it. I was glad to hear Mela had been able to come over while Mary and Baby are with you, you seem satisfied with Baby’s progress, she has settled down well apparently, and gives her Father a few points on behaviour!

We were sorry to lose our OC last week, he has been put in charge of another hospital elsewhere. His successor is I fancy only here temporarily, a full colonel, an elderly man who was an ADMS (Assistant Director Medical Services) at the front, but invalided home. I think he finds the tents etc very cheerless, mid-November is not a good time to start tent life.

It’s good to get some news of both the boys. George’s time is pretty full I expect, but I suppose he finds time to write at length sometimes.

I hope Jack will get some dry days for his belated holiday but it is a bad time of year.

Do you think Mary is looking well and strong again now – she seems to get about well with Baby, I’ve told her to get help if necessary, it cannot always be easy for her to get out as often as is desirable for the child.

Please thank Father for his letter received this morning. Posts come here after rather a long delay, four days is a usual interval.

Have you any news lately from Aunt Fanny about her sons and son-in-law?

With much love.

From your son

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