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December 9th 1918 - Letter from Major E G Maughan, War Office, to Julius Sladden

9th December 1918
Correspondence From
Major E G Maughan, War Office, Whitehall SW1
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Official communication from the War Office
Text of Letter

War Office

Whitehall SW1

9th Dec 1918


In reply to your letter of enquiry about your son I am directed to inform you that the 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment is still in the Caspian area and the brigade of which this battalion forms part has reoccupied Baku.

Communication with this area is by a long and difficult route and delay in the receipt of letters should not necessarily be a cause of anxiety.  Letters addressed “Dunsterforce” would still reach your son but as this organization has been absorbed into the Army in Mesopotamia the only address necessary is his unit and “Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force”.

Yours faithfully

E G Maughan (Major)

General Staff

Letter Images
Type of Correspondence
1 sheet of notepaper
Location of Document
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
Record Office Reference