15th Dec. 1916: KEEP YOUR HEART UP: ‘EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING’.

Matron Gertrude Bellow
Matron Gertrude Bellow

Gertrude Bellow, Matron, Red Cross Hospital, Wallesley:  LETTER to Pte BERTIE HIBBETT, Fazakerly Hospital, Liverpool. (1)

My dear Hibbett,

I am so sorry you were detained at Fazakerly. But Cheer up – and come back soon again to us.  Let me know what is going to happen, when your operation will take place, & I shall do all in my power to have you amongst us once moreand that very soon.

I am very busy so cannot wait to write more now. But keep your heart up, as you have done all along – and remember every cloud has a silver lining’. (2)

With very best wishes from

Yours Very Sincerely,   Gertrude Bellow. Matron.

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ELIZABETH HIBBETT WEBB
ELIZABETH HIBBETT WEBB

Pt Bertie sent this Letter Home, with the words  ‘Two very homely letters aren’t they?’  in pencil across the top.

(1) Fazakerly Hospital, Liverpool. Requisitioned by Military for WW! wounded soldiers. For details see Letter 13th Dec 1916.

(2) ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’ Ivor Novello. Popular WW1 song. cf Letters: 26th Dec. 1915; 9th July 1916.

NEXT POST: 20th Dec 1916.  Bertie Does Not Look at All Well.

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