Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 1

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24 Feb 1917


My Own Dearest Wife,

  We have arrived safely on 

this side after a short train journey 

& a comfortable time on the boat.

I turned into my bunk shortly

after eight o'clock was asleep

in half an hour & woke for

a short time about 1 am. We

did very well as regards

dinner & breakfast. We expect

to move off during the day

& shall have a long time in

the train. I expect you will

be getting near to London now

& I trust you will have a 

pleasant journey. The men are

very cheerful & seem to be

very pleased that they have

at last been allowed to come

over & do their "bit." One can

hardly realise that one is out

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24 Feb 1917


My Own Dearest Wife,

  We have arrived safely on 

this side after a short train journey 

& a comfortable time on the boat.

I turned into my bunk shortly

after eight o'clock was asleep

in half an hour & woke for

a short time about 1 am. We

did very well as regards

dinner & breakfast. We expect

to move off during the day

& shall have a long time in

the train. I expect you will

be getting near to London now

& I trust you will have a 

pleasant journey. The men are

very cheerful & seem to be

very pleased that they have

at last been allowed to come

over & do their "bit." One can

hardly realise that one is out


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  • December 20, 2018 14:10:49 Thomas A. Lingner

    24 Feb 1917


    My Own Dearest Wife,

      We have arrived safely on 

    this side after a short train journey 

    & a comfortable time on the boat.

    I turned into my bunk shortly

    after eight o'clock was asleep

    in half an hour & woke for

    a short time about 1 am. We

    did very well as regards

    dinner & breakfast. We expect

    to move off during the day

    & shall have a long time in

    the train. I expect you will

    be getting near to London now

    & I trust you will have a 

    pleasant journey. The men are

    very cheerful & seem to be

    very pleased that they have

    at last been allowed to come

    over & do their "bit." One can

    hardly realise that one is out

  • December 18, 2018 22:41:06 Thomas A. Lingner

    24 Feb 1917


    My Own Dearest Wife,

      We have arrived safely on 

    this side after a short train journey 

    & a comfortable time on the boat.

    I turned into my bunk shortly

    after eight o'clock was asleep

    in half an hour & woke for

    a short time about 1 am. We

    did very well as regards

    dinner & breakfast. We expect

    to move off during the day

    & shall have a long time in

    the train. I expect you will

    be getting near W. London now

    & I trust you will have a 

    pleasant journey. The men are

    very cheerful & seem to be

    very pleased that they have

    at last been allowed to come

    over & do their "bit." One can

    hardly realise that one is out


  • December 15, 2018 23:51:07 Stella Watkin

    24 Feb 1917


    My Own Dearest Wife,

      We have arrived safely on 

    this side after a short train journey 

    and a comfortable time on the boat.

    I turned into my bunk shortly

    after eight o'clock was asleep

    in half an hour & woke for

    a short time about 1 am. We

    did very well as regards

    dinner & breakfast. We expect

    to move off during the day

    & shall have a long time in

    the train. I expect you will

    be getting near W. London now

    & I trust you will have a 

    pleasant journey. The men are

    very cheerful & seem to be

    very pleased that they have

    at last been allowed to come

    over & do this "bit." One can

    hardly realise that one is out


  • December 4, 2018 21:06:05 Thomas A. Lingner

    24 Feb 1917


    My Own Dearest Wife,

      We have arrived safely on 

    this side after a short train journey 

    and a comfortable time on the boat.

    I turned into my bunk shortly

    after eight o'clock was asleep

    in half an hour & woke for

    a short time about 1 am. Dee

    did very well as regards

    dinner & breakfast. We expect

    to move off during the day

    & shall have a long time in

    the train. I expect you will

    be getting near W. London now

    & I trust you will have a 

    pleasant journey. The men are

    very cheerful & seem to be

    very pleased that they have

    at last been allowed to come

    over & do this "bit." One can

    hardly realize that one is out


  • November 28, 2018 13:08:25 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    24 Feb 1917


    To my beloved Darling Wife,

                 We missing arrived missing

    My aide missing a missing journey

    I hired missing

    after night missing was alright

    we missing an hour to make for

    missingamount I am. The

    missing very well missing

    missing front. The missing

    to move missing dusk The day

    missing

    The missing. I missing you will

    the jelly missing

    missing you will love a

    pleasant journey. The missing are

    very cheerful missing

    missing love

    missing allowed missing

    over missing "missing." The missing

    missing newbie missing and so missing-


  • November 27, 2018 15:37:56 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    24 Feb 1917


    To my beloved Darling Wife,

                 We ??? arrived ??? ???

    My aide ??? a ??? ??? journey

    I hired ??? ??? ??? ???

    after night ??? was alright

    we ha?? an hour to make for

    ? ??? ??? amount I am. The

    ??? very well ??? ???

    ??? ??? front. The ???

    to move ??? dusk The day

    ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

    The ???. I ??? you will

    the jelly ??? ??? ???

    ? ??? you will love a

    pleasant journey. The ??? are

    very cheerful ??? ???

    ??? ??? ??? ??? love

    ??? ??? ??? allowed ???

    over ??? "???." The ???

    ??? newbie ??? and so ???-


  • November 27, 2018 15:23:22 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    24 Feb 1917


    To my beautiful Darling Wife,

                 We ??? arrived ??? ???

    My aide ??? a ??? ??? journey

    I hired ??? ??? ??? ???

    after night ??? was alright

    we ha?? an hour to make for

    ? ??? ??? amount I am. The

    ??? very well ??? ???

    ??? ??? front. The ???

    to move ??? dusk The day

    ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

    The ???. I ??? you will

    the jelly ??? ??? ???

    ? ??? you will love a

    pleasant journey. The ??? are

    very cheerful ??? ???

    ??? ??? ??? ??? love

    ??? ??? ??? allowed ???

    over ??? "???." The ???

    ??? newbie ??? and so ???-


  • November 27, 2018 15:01:39 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    24 Feb 1917


    T??? ??? Dear Wife,

                 We ??? arrived ??? ???

    My aide ??? a ??? ??? journey

    I hired ??? ??? ??? ???

    after night ??? was alright

    we ha?? an hour to make for

    ? ??? ??? amount I am. The

    ??? very well ??? ???

    ??? ??? front. The ???

    to move ??? dusk The day

    ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

    The ???. I ??? you will

    the jelly ??? ??? ???

    ? ??? you will love a

    pleasant journey. The ??? are

    very cheerful ??? ???

    ??? ??? ??? ??? love

    ??? ??? ??? allowed ???

    over ??? "???." The ???

    ??? newbie ??? and so ???-


  • November 27, 2018 15:00:54 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    24 Feb 1917


    T??? ??? Dear Wife,

                 We ??? arrived ??? ???

    My aide ??? a ??? ??? journey

    I hired ??? ??? ??? ???

    after night ??? was alright

    we ha?? an hour to make for

    ? ??? ??? amount I am. The

    ??? very well ??? ???

    ??? ??? front. The ???

    to move ??? dusk The day

    ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

    The ???. I ??? you will

    the jelly ??? ??? ???

    ? ??? you will love a

    pleasant journey. The ??? are

    very cheerful ??? ???

    ??? ??? ??? ??? love


  • November 27, 2018 14:59:51 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    24 Feb 1917


    T??? ??? Dear Wife,

                 We ??? arrived ??? ???

    My aide ??? a ??? ??? journey

    I hired ??? ??? ??? ???

    after night ??? was alright

    we ha?? an hour to make for

    ? ??? ??? amount I am. The

    ??? very well ??? ???

    ??? ??? front. The ???

    to move ??? dusk The day

    ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

    The ???. I ??? you will


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February 24, 1917 – February 24, 1917
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