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August 16th 1915 - Letter from May Sladden to her future sister-in-law, Mela Brown Constable

16th August 1915
Correspondence From
May Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Mela Brown Constable, Sisters' Quarters, University Buildings, Edgbaston
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Future sister-in-law
Text of Letter


Aug 16th/15

My dearest Mela

You will be very anxious on learning that poor old Cyril has been wounded, and I must just enclose a line with Mother’s to tell you how we all are thinking of him and of you too and hoping that it may prove to be only a slight wound.  The telegram of course gave no details, merely said he had been wounded on Aug 12th and further details would be wired as soon as received.  I know you will keep up a brave heart and hope for the best, the trying part is having to wait, perhaps some time, for further news.  Two of us will come over on Wednesday as arranged, we can just have a quiet talk and go and have tea somewhere.  I think Kath and I will probably come if we can. Marion could come over another time perhaps.  Isn’t it strange that Cyril was wounded on the same day that Arthur’s baby was born.  Let us hope that the new little life will bring good luck to the family.  I went over and told Mrs Ashwin this evening about Cyril, she was very nice and sympathetic and sent a nice message to Mother and said she knew you would be brave and hopeful.

Cyril is a very dear brother to me as I am sure you know and I can very fully share your anxiety.  I do so long to know more and wish we could send him a cheering message.  I don’t know how long a letter may take to reach him.

I am going to write him a line at once, he will be longing for letters while he is in hospital.

Very much love dear and hoping to see you on Wednesday.

Your loving


Letter Images
Type of Correspondence
Envelope containing 1 sheet of notepaper
Location of Document
Imperial War Museum
Record Office Reference
60/98/3 - in envelope entitled "Letters relating to Cyril Sladden"