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May 4th 1915 - Letter from George Sladden to his father, Julius Sladden

4th May 1915
Correspondence From
George Sladden, No 14 General Hospital, No 5 Garage, Boulogne Base
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Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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No 14 General Hospital
Boulogne Base

4 May 1915

My dear Father

The end of my term here is in sight. On Tuesday I shall be sent to the convalescent camp (the address will be 15th Company of London, Convalescent Camp, Boulogne Base) where I believe they keep us about a week. Mrs Brown Constable came to see me on Thursday; it was really very good of her to do so, for it is a matter of some time and trouble to get here. I fear I was far too well from such attentions: I am sure that the instigator – to wit Mela has been far more ill than I was. Tell her with my love that she didn’t ought to have done it but that I forgive her because Mrs Brown Constable was so very nice. My ‘ward’, that is my particular lock-up of a garage, looked very smart afterwards with flowers that she brought and I teased several of the sisters by telling them that I could make my ward look better than they could make theirs. Flowers are quite rare round about here, with those and an ‘extra’ tea with dainties that she brought – very nice after the plain and wholesome but rather dull diet – we did ourselves proud. I was sorry not to see Barbara, but perhaps she will come if they visit me at the Convalescent Camp. There is little to write about; I have had a few strenuous turns of stretcher bearing in carrying wounded in and out of hospital. That is about the only work there has been to do. I received a pc from Kath and a ‘sphere’ from home. I am afraid the letters (I think there were some) that went to the Regiment have gone astray. I expect you will get them back.

Love from

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