19th Nov 1916
My dear Mela
I received copy of a postcard from a man named Cooke who is a prisoner of war at Minden which contains the very worst news concerning our dear lad Cecil. He was killed on the 1st July and Cooke says that he has all particulars which he was forbidden to send till the following week. I am writing to his father today enquiring whether he had heard further and will … [PAGE OMITTED TO BE COPIED]… must continue her work of regeneration. We must try when the acuteness of our sorrow is assuaged to work upon our loss as a gain and to so shape our lives that he may not be shamed who died for us in a strange land.
To you who was more immediately his own care, to each one of you we send you our deepest sympathy and we join most sincerely in sorrowing for one we loved so dearly. May God bless you and comfort you.
Ever your affectionate uncle
B P Wall