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 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