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September 21st 1914 - Postcard from Cyril Sladden to his mother, Eugénie Sladden

21st September 1914
Correspondence From
Cyril Sladden, Churn Camp, Didcot, Berkshire
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Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Churn Camp

Sep 21st

I had quite a good journey, and walked from Didcot, getting in just after 10.40. It was a “long walk” and took 1¾ hours going at a good rate and I was glad to get in to camp where I made short work of my haversack rations. The train was very late and didn’t leave Didcot till after 11 so we saved time.

We have night work at 8.30 tonight, but shall be in in good time I expect, as we have a very long day tomorrow. Start 8.15 and then 6 or 8 miles route march, then an attack on a gun 2 miles off, and finally (after an armistice for lunch!) a running attack for several miles on the force defending the retreating gun, working meanwhile back towards camp. Home for inoculation and tea. Wednesday is sure to be very slack, so Mela may look for a letter on Thursday.

A satisfactory letter from Baker awaited me on arrival last night.

Best love to all from

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