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August 18th 1915 - Letter from Fred Mourilyan to his sister, Eugénie Sladden

18th August 1915
Correspondence From
Fred Mourilyan, Marshgate House, Richmond
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden
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Marshgate House

18th Augt ‘15

My dear Eugénie

Polly has just received your letter with the news that Cyril has been reported wounded by the War Office. I hasten to send you a few lines to assure you of our sympathy with you all and with you and Julius specially in this time of anxiety.

I fear it will be some days before you will receive any details as to Cyril’s wound, as he is so far off and will, no doubt, have been sent either to Malta or Alexandria.

When Courtney was wounded, it was not till he reached Southampton and wired from there that we had details.

I remember Ethel wrote to Arthur and he was able to get details, wired them to her; he may be able to get news quicker if he can get a wire through to his colleagues at Malta and at Alexandria, I suppose it would not be possible to know to which place he may be moved.

In one way I felt some relief at the news, I was fearing that had he been kept at first in Egypt, he might have been on the transport.

Please give Mela a sympathetic message from us, she seemed to me to be a very brave girl.

Much love from us both.

Ever your affectionate brother

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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