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April 18th 1916 - Letter from Arthur Sladden to his father, Julius Sladden

18th April 1916
Correspondence From
Arthur Sladden
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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My dear Father

I got your note about Cyril today. Poor old Boo, he hasn’t been long this time without a wound, and we shall all anxiously await news of his progress. In France the authorities endeavour to report on officers’ wounds whether serious or merely wounds, and I hope they are able to do the same in Mesopotamia, so that the wording of the telegraph is encouraging.

I expect you are getting similar blustering wet days at home, I’m afraid they will interfere with Mother’s outings. I had a letter from Leslie telling me how he finds things, and quite encouraging in what he says: I hope finer days will all have their good effect. Please thank Mother for her last letter, it crossed with mine.

I get good news of Mary and Baby, though the latter hasn’t put on any more weight lately, her cold at the beginning of this month may explain that.

I’m glad May is able to get a change and a holiday.

I daresay I shall hear again from you a few days later, but probably detailed news about Cyril will be a long time coming.

With love to all
Your affectionate son

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