Ethel's Loss

Henry Nicholas died before receiving Ethel Martin’s last letter.

Ethel Martin

Canterbury Museum 2007.1.1.1

Henry Nicholas

Canterbury Museum 2007.101.5

Ethel's last letter to Henry

Canterbury Museum 2007.101.2

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Still in its envelope, it was returned to her stamped with "Deceased" and a handwritten notation stating "Killed in Action" and the incorrect date "3‑11-18".

Henry's death hit her hard. According to her niece, Ethel kept his photograph by her bedside until she died.