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June 28th 1917.

My dear Mr Ellis,

I have only today learned, through official channels of the death of your son, No 1114 Pte. Arthur Raymond Ellis, and I hasten to express my very sincere regret. Your son left us on May 12th I am informed that he died of Anaemia at the No 32 Stationary Hospital on June 7th. His body was buried in the Wimereux Cemetery.

Your son was always a most reliable soldier, and carried out his duties in a willing and cheerful manner. I can speak only in the highest terms of his character, & of his conduct during the whole time he was with the Battalion. We all mourn his death.

Officers, non-commissioned-officers & men all join me in offering you & your family most heartfelt sympathy in your sad bereavement.

Yours very sincerely,
Leslie J. Morshead.

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