Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 7

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after a week or two the weather will be

quite warm though at present there is

quite a "nip in the air." The guns are

making pretty music & there is evidently

no lack of ammunition. We have no orders

to move yet. Some of the others arrived in

this area today & I believe the others

will come soon. It is a month since Hall

came out & he is keeping fit & well. The CO

is A1. The padre has recovered & in fact we 

are all well & happy. I wrote a letter to you

this morning & also one from the rest camp.

We dine to-night at 7:45 pm and look like

having a good feed. I have not been hungry 

yet but those two cakes &c came in very

useful as did also the tea tablets. My

French is very bad but many words &

phrases have come back & I shall soon

be able to manage easily if we do not

have too long spells without being

obliged to talk French. This part of the

country is very different from the France I

was in in 1909. (A commotion was just

caused outside here by the rats catching

a chicken - nearly as bad as a fox at

Langwith). To-day we have had a pay

day and all kinds of inspections. The 

men have been writing letters & as Johnson

was censoring he came across this passage

"we have had two days hard marching & now

my feet are as tender as your lips" That 

was to his sweetheart & I expect she will

be real pleased at the compliment. The CO's

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after a week or two the weather will be

quite warm though at present there is

quite a "nip in the air." The guns are

making pretty music & there is evidently

no lack of ammunition. We have no orders

to move yet. Some of the others arrived in

this area today & I believe the others

will come soon. It is a month since Hall

came out & he is keeping fit & well. The CO

is A1. The padre has recovered & in fact we 

are all well & happy. I wrote a letter to you

this morning & also one from the rest camp.

We dine to-night at 7:45 pm and look like

having a good feed. I have not been hungry 

yet but those two cakes &c came in very

useful as did also the tea tablets. My

French is very bad but many words &

phrases have come back & I shall soon

be able to manage easily if we do not

have too long spells without being

obliged to talk French. This part of the

country is very different from the France I

was in in 1909. (A commotion was just

caused outside here by the rats catching

a chicken - nearly as bad as a fox at

Langwith). To-day we have had a pay

day and all kinds of inspections. The 

men have been writing letters & as Johnson

was censoring he came across this passage

"we have had two days hard marching & now

my feet are as tender as your lips" That 

was to his sweetheart & I expect she will

be real pleased at the compliment. The CO's


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  • December 4, 2018 21:46:30 Thomas A. Lingner

    2

    after a week or two the weather will be

    quite warm though at present there is

    quite a "nip in the air." The guns are

    making pretty music & there is evidently

    no lack of ammunition. We have no orders

    to move yet. Some of the others arrived in

    this area today & I believe the others

    will come soon. It is a month since Hall

    came out & he is keeping fit & well. The CO

    is A1. The padre has recovered & in fact we 

    are all well & happy. I wrote a letter to you

    this morning & also one from the rest camp.

    We dine to-night at 7:45 pm and look like

    having a good feed. I have not been hungry 

    yet but those two cakes &c came in very

    useful as did also the tea tablets. My

    French is very bad but many words &

    phrases have come back & I shall soon

    be able to manage easily if we do not

    have too long spells without being

    obliged to talk French. This part of the

    country is very different from the France I

    was in in 1909. (A commotion was just

    caused outside here by the rats catching

    a chicken - nearly as bad as a fox at

    Langwith). To-day we have had a pay

    day and all kinds of inspections. The 

    men have been writing letters & as Johnson

    was censoring he came across this passage

    "we have had two days hard marching & now

    my feet are as tender as your lips" That 

    was to his sweetheart & I expect she will

    be real pleased at the compliment. The CO's

  • November 28, 2018 13:16:59 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    after a week or two the weather will be

    quite worse. missing at missing there is

    quite a "missing in the air" The guns are

    making missing & there is missing

    no form of communication. We have no orders

    to move yet. Some of the others arrived in

    this over missing & I missing the others

    will come soon. It is a month missing

    come and & he is missing & will. The CO

    is A'. The missing for missing front we

    are all well missing. I wrote a missing & you

    this morning & about one from the real missing.

    missing & night at 7:45 missing and look the

    loving a good feed. I have not been hungry

    yet but here missing & missing is very

    useful missing after the few bullets. My

    French is very bad but many wards &

    missing have come back & I shall now

    be able to manage calls of we do not

    have to missing

    missing to talk French. This part of the

    country is very different from the missing I

    was in in 1909. (a missing was missing

    missing here missing the rats missing

    Langwirth.). To day we have had a missing

    day and all missing of missing. The

    new Lane missing unity better & a missing

    was coming he came missing this passage

    "We have had missing day missing morning & now

    missing feel are a missing as your missing" That

    was this missing & I missing will

    be real missing at the missing. The CO


  • November 27, 2018 16:05:35 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    after a week or two the weather will be

    quite worse. ??? at ??? there is

    quite a "??? in the air" The guns are

    making ??? ??? & there is ???

    no form of communication. We have no orders

    to move yet. Some of the others arrived in

    this over ??? & I ??? the others

    will come soon. It is a month ??? ???

    come and & he is ??? ??? & will. The CO

    is A'. The ??? for ??? ??? front we

    are all well ???. I wrote a ??? & you

    this morning & about one from the real ???.

    ??? ??? & night at 7:45 ??? and look the

    loving a good feed. I have not been hungry

    yet but here ??? ??? & ??? is very

    useful ??? ??? after the few bullets. My

    French is very bad but many wards &

    ??? have come back & I shall now

    be able to manage calls of we do not

    have to ??? ??? ??? ???

    ??? to talk French. This part of the

    country is very different from the ??? I

    was in in 1909. (a ??? was ???

    ??? ??? here ??? the rats ???

    Langwirth.). To day we have had a ???

    day and all ??? of ???. The

    new Lane ??? unity better & a ???

    was coming he came ??? this passage

    "We have had ??? day ??? morning & now

    ??? feel are a ??? as your ???" That

    was this ??? & I ??? ??? will

    be real ??? at the ???. The CO


  • November 27, 2018 16:04:55 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    after a week or two the weather will be

    quite worse. ??? at ??? there is

    quite a "??? in the air" The guns are

    making ??? ??? & there is ???

    no form of communication. We have no orders

    to move yet. Some of the others arrived in

    this over ??? & I ??? the others

    will come soon. It is a month ??? ???

    come and & he is ??? ??? & will. The CO

    is A'. The ??? for ??? ??? front we

    are all well ???. I wrote a ??? & you

    this morning & about one from the real ???.

    ??? ??? & night at 7:45 ??? and look the

    loving a good feed. I have not been hungry

    yet but here ??? ??? & ??? is very

    useful ??? ??? after the few bullets. My

    French is very bad but many wards &

    ??? have come back & I shall now

    be able to manage calls of we do not

    have to ??? ??? ??? ???

    ??? to talk French. This part of the

    country is very different from the ??? I

    was in in 1909. (a ??? was ???

    ??? ??? here ??? the rats ???

    Langwirth.). To day we have had a ???

    day and all ??? of ???. The

    new Lane ??? unity better & a ???

    was coming he came ??? this passage

    "We have had ??? day ??? morning & now

    ??? feel are a ??? as your ???" That


  • November 27, 2018 15:59:57 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    after a week or two the weather will be

    quite worse. ??? at ??? there is

    quite a "??? in the air" The guns are

    making ??? ??? & there is ???

    no form of communication. We have no orders

    to move yet. Some of the others arrived in

    this over ??? & I ??? the others

    will come soon. It is a month ??? ???

    come and & he is ??? ??? & will. The CO

    is A'. The ??? for ??? ??? front we

    are all well ???. I wrote a ??? & you

    this morning & about one from the real ???.

    ??? ??? & night at 7:45 ??? and look the

    loving a good feed. I have not been hungry

    yet but here ??? ??? & ??? is very

    useful ??? ??? after the few bullets. My

    French is very bad but many wards &



  • November 27, 2018 15:56:28 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    after a week or two the weather will be

    quite worse. ??? at ??? there is

    quite a "??? in the air" The guns are

    making ??? ??? & there is ???

    no form of communication. We have no orders

    to move yet. Some of the others arrived in

    this over ??? & I ??? the others

    will come soon. It is a month ??? ???

    come and & he is ??? ??? & will. The CO

    is A'. The ??? for ??? ??? front we

    are all well ???. I wrote a ??? & you

    this morning & about one from the real ???.


  • November 27, 2018 15:55:27 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    after a week or two the weather will be

    quite worse. ??? at ??? there is

    quite a "??? in the air" The guns are

    making ??? ??? & there is ???

    no form of communication. We have no orders

    to move yet. Some of the others arrived in

    this over ??? & I ??? the others

    will come soon. It is a month ??? ???

    come and & he is ??? ??? & will. The CO

    is A'. The ??? for ??? ??? front we


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