Letter, Melville Edwards

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A letter dated 22 September 1917 from Melville Edwards to Emily Edwards.

The author writes about the postponement of the brigade's departure and the change in destination to a location near Manchester; the refusal of his application for leave to see his grandmother in London; his unsuccessful search for a friend he'd been looking for; a team of New Zealand men running the Bayonet and Obstacle course at Tidworth and their prize; receiving an anonymous bundle of weekly papers. He also asks after their baby and flatters his wife, stating that he likes the collection of photos of their daughter, but would like some of his wife too.

This letter is written on Young Men's Christian Association letterhead. The headline banner reads: For God, For King and For Country; YMCA; His Majesty's Forces on Active Service.
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Printed in red and black ink on paper; handwritten in ink.
Height x Width: 257 x 201mm
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22 Sep 1917
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