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April 8th 1917 - Postcard from Juliet Sladden to her future sister-in-law, Mela Brown Constable

8th April 1917
Correspondence From
Juliet Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Mela Brown Constable, WAAC Depot, Handsworth College, Birmingham; redirected to Riverwoods House, Marlow on Thames
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Future sister-in-law
Text of Letter

Badsey, Evesham




You will be glad to hear that we heard from George on Saturday, he wrote on Easter Sunday. He had had a very rough time of it. Just after the attack began he was up at the lines with a column (at night-time), on returning to their base he discovered the Germans had come in on the left flank, and they had to get away across country leaving all their regimental and personal property for the enjoyment of Fritz! He had had ten hours’ sleep in five days and nights and was very cold all the time. He said it was a most breathless and at the same time a most marvellously orderly retreat.


Father is coming back tomorrow. Mary is stopping on and Kath going down to help her next Friday. He wrote on the morning of the funeral.


We hear that Uncle Joe has lost his wife, also Aunt Edith and Aunt Florence are both worse again, isn’t it extraordinary?!


If we forgot in the turmoil to write and thank you for your lovely flowers sent for Easter I send many thanks now. They came through looking as if they had just been picked five minutes ago. Father was so pleased with them.


I wonder if we shall hear from Boo again before long.


Love from Betty

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Type of Correspondence
Location of Document
Imperial War Museum
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