Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 9

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4

A

2/3/17

My Own Darling Wife

  We are still in the same place

but some of us may probably be moved to

morrow & by the beginning of next week I 

expect we shall all be up in the line.

We are now busy carrying on the training

which we were doing in England and

except for the mud & the huts things are

much the same as they were there. It is

rather difficult to get supplies at present

but we are being well fed & have practically

everything we want. The men are happy & seem

rather pleased to be within sound of 

the guns, knowing that they will soon

be going nearer. We hear horrible

accounts of the mud but on the other 

hand the line appears to be very

nearly peaceful. I don't expect

it will be when we get there for we are

so well fitted with things for

annoying the enemy that we shall want

to try them all & I dare say we shall get a

young bombardment in return. I hear

the dug outs are very deep & they must 

be judging by Knox's complection complexion. I think he

is fit but he is not much tanned 

by exposure to the weather. He had

not had a letter from his wife since 

he left us but I notice there are

several for him today some posted as

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4

A

2/3/17

My Own Darling Wife

  We are still in the same place

but some of us may probably be moved to

morrow & by the beginning of next week I 

expect we shall all be up in the line.

We are now busy carrying on the training

which we were doing in England and

except for the mud & the huts things are

much the same as they were there. It is

rather difficult to get supplies at present

but we are being well fed & have practically

everything we want. The men are happy & seem

rather pleased to be within sound of 

the guns, knowing that they will soon

be going nearer. We hear horrible

accounts of the mud but on the other 

hand the line appears to be very

nearly peaceful. I don't expect

it will be when we get there for we are

so well fitted with things for

annoying the enemy that we shall want

to try them all & I dare say we shall get a

young bombardment in return. I hear

the dug outs are very deep & they must 

be judging by Knox's complection complexion. I think he

is fit but he is not much tanned 

by exposure to the weather. He had

not had a letter from his wife since 

he left us but I notice there are

several for him today some posted as


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  • December 20, 2018 15:17:07 Thomas A. Lingner

    4

    A

    2/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife

      We are still in the same place

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & by the beginning of next week I 

    expect we shall all be up in the line.

    We are now busy carrying on the training

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the mud & the huts things are

    much the same as they were there. It is

    rather difficult to get supplies at present

    but we are being well fed & have practically

    everything we want. The men are happy & seem

    rather pleased to be within sound of 

    the guns, knowing that they will soon

    be going nearer. We hear horrible

    accounts of the mud but on the other 

    hand the line appears to be very

    nearly peaceful. I don't expect

    it will be when we get there for we are

    so well fitted with things for

    annoying the enemy that we shall want

    to try them all & I dare say we shall get a

    young bombardment in return. I hear

    the dug outs are very deep & they must 

    be judging by Knox's complection complexion. I think he

    is fit but he is not much tanned 

    by exposure to the weather. He had

    not had a letter from his wife since 

    he left us but I notice there are

    several for him today some posted as

  • December 18, 2018 22:49:25 Thomas A. Lingner

    4

    A

    2/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife

      We are still in the same place

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & by the beginning of next week I 

    expect we shall all be up in the line.

    We are now busy carrying on the training

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the mud & the huts things are

    much the same as they were there. It is

    rather difficult to get supplies at present

    but we are being well fed & have practically

    everything we want. The men are happy & seem

    rather pleased to be within sound of 

    the guns, knowing that they will soon

    be going nearer. We hear horrible

    accounts of the mud but on the other 

    hand the line appears to be very

    nearly peaceful. I don't expect

    it will be when we get there for we are

    so well fitted with things for

    annoying the enemy that we shall want

    to try them all & I dare say we shall get a

    young bombardment in return. I hear

    the dug outs are very deep & they must 

    be judging by Knox's complection complexion. I think he

    is fit but he is not much tanned 

    by exposure to the weather. He had

    not had a letter from his wife since 

    he left us but I notice there are

    several for him today some posted as


  • December 18, 2018 22:47:59 Thomas A. Lingner

    4

    A

    2/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife

      We are still in the same place

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & by the beginning of next week I 

    expect we shall all be up in the line.

    We are now busy carrying on the training

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the mud & the huts things are

    much the same as they were there. It is

    rather difficult to get supplies at present

    but we are being well fed & have practically

    everything we want. The men are happy & seem

    rather pleased to be within sound of 

    the guns, knowing that they will soon

    be going nearer. We hear horrible

    accounts of the mud but on the other 

    hand the line appears to be very

    nearly peaceful. I don't expect

    it will be when we get there for we are

    so well fitted with things for

    annoying the enemy that we shall want

    to try them all & I dare say we shall get a

    young bombardment in return. I hear

    the dug outs are very deep & they must 

    be judging by Knox's complexion. I think he

    is fit but he is not much tanned 

    by exposure to the weather. He had

    not had a letter from his wife since 

    he left us but I notice there are

    several for him today some posted as


  • December 16, 2018 11:50:00 Stella Watkin

    4

                                                                 2/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife

      We are still in the same place

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & in the beginning of next week I 

    expect we shall all be up in the line.

    We are now busy carrying on the training

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the mud & the huts things are

    much the same as they were there. It is

    rather difficult to get supplies at present

    but we are being well fed & have practically

    everything we want. The men are happy & seem

    rather pleased to be within sound of 

    the guns, knowing that they will soon

    be going nearer. We hear horrible

    accounts of the muds but on the other 

    hand the line appears to be very

    nearly peaceful. I don't expect

    it will be when we get there for we are

    so well fitted with things for

    annoying the enemy that we shall want

    to try them all & I dare say we shall get a

    young bombardment in return. I hear

    the dug outs are very deep & they must 

    be judging by Knox's complection. I think he

    is fit but he is not much tanned 

    by exposure to the weather. He had

    not had a letter from his wife since 

    he left us but I notice there are

    several for him today some posted as


  • December 4, 2018 22:11:05 Thomas A. Lingner

    A

    2/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife

      We are still in the same place

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & in the beginning of next week I 

    Expect we shall all be up in the line.

    We are now busy carrying on the training

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the mud & the huts things are

    much the same as they were there. It is

    rather difficult to get supplies at present

    but we are being well fed & have practically

    everything we want. The men are happy & seem

    rather pleased to be within sound of 

    the guns, knowing that they will soon

    be going nearer. We hear horrible

    accounts of the muds but on the other 

    hand the line appears to be very

    nearly peaceful. I don't expect

    it will be when we get there for we are

    so well fitted with things for

    annoying the enemy that we shall want

    to try them all & I dare say we shall get a

    young bombardment in return. I hear

    the dug outs are very deep & they must 

    be judging by Knox's conflation. I think he

    is fit but he is not much tanned 

    by exposure to the weather. He had

    not had a letter from his wife since 

    he left us but I notice there are

    several for him today some posted as


  • December 4, 2018 22:04:08 Thomas A. Lingner

    4

    2/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife

      We are still in the same place

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & in the beginning of next week I 

    Expect we shall all be up in the line.

    We are now busy carrying on the training

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the mud & the huts things are

    much the same as they were there. It is

    rather difficult to get supplies at present

    but we are being well fed & have practically

    everything we want. The men are happy & seem

    rather pleased to be within sound of 

    the guns, knowing that they will soon

    be going nearer. We hear horrible

    accounts of the muds but on the other 

    hand the line appears to be very

    nearly peaceful. I don't expect

    it will be when we get there for we are

    so well fitted with things for

    annoying the enemy that we shall want

    to try them all & I dare say we shall get a

    young bombardment in return. I hear

    the dug outs are very deep & they must 

    be judging by Knox's conflation. I think he

    is fit but he is not much tanned 

    by exposure to the weather. He had

    not had a letter from his wife since 

    he left us but I notice there are

    several for him today some posted as


  • November 27, 2018 17:38:52 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    4

    2/3/17

    To my beloved Darling Wife

                          We are ??? in the ??? Mace

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & by the beginning of next week I

    ??? are ??? all the ??? in the line

    we are now ??? ??? on the ???

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the ??? ??? ??? ??? are

    much the ??? and that were there. It is

    rather different to get ??? at ???

    but ??? are ??? well ??? where ???

    everything we want. The ??? are ??? ???

    rather splendid in the ??? ??? sound of

    the guns, knowing that we will ???

    ??? going better we hear horrible

    ??? of the ??? ??? ??? ???

    ??? ??? line offers. The ???

    ??? helpful. I don't ???

    it will be when we get there for we are

    so well ??? ??? with ??? for

    annoying the ??? ??? are ??? ???

    to try them all & I ??? say we shall get a

    young bombardment in return. I hear

    the ??? are very ??? & my ???

    he ??? & ??? ???. I think he

    is fit but he is not much ???

    I ??? with ???. He had

    not had a letter from his wife ???

    he lost ??? ??? I ??? there are

    several for this holiday some baked a


  • November 27, 2018 17:38:42 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    4

    2/3/17

    To my beloved Darling Wife

                          We are ??? in the ??? Mace

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & by the beginning of next week I

    ??? are ??? all the ??? in the line

    we are now ??? ??? on the ???

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the ??? ??? ??? ??? are

    much the ??? and that were there. It is

    rather different to get ??? at ???

    but ??? are ??? well ??? where ???

    everything we want. The ??? are ??? ???

    rather splendid in the ??? ??? sound of

    the guns, knowing that we will ???

    ??? going better we hear horrible

    ??? of the ??? ??? ??? ???

    ??? ??? line offers. The ???

    ??? helpful. I don't ???

    it will be when we get there for we are

    so well ??? ??? with ??? for

    annoying the ??? ??? are ??? ???

    to try them all & I ??? say we shall get a

    young bombardment in return. I hear

    the ??? are very ??? & my ???

    he ??? & ??? ???. I think he

    is fit but he is not much ???

    I ??? with ???. He had

    not had a letter from his wife ???

    he lost ??? ??? I ??? there are

    several for this Friday some baked a


  • November 27, 2018 17:38:11 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    4

    2/3/17

    To my beloved Darling Wife

                          We are ??? in the ??? Mace

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & by the beginning of next week I

    ??? are ??? all the ??? in the line

    we are now ??? ??? on the ???

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the ??? ??? ??? ??? are

    much the ??? and that were there. It is

    rather different to get ??? at ???

    but ??? are ??? well ??? where ???

    everything we want. The ??? are ??? ???

    rather splendid in the ??? ??? sound of

    the guns, knowing that we will ???

    ??? going better we hear horrible

    ??? of the ??? ??? ??? ???

    ??? ??? line offers. The ???

    ??? helpful. I don't ???

    it will be when we get there for we are

    so well ??? ??? with ??? for

    annoying the ??? ??? are ??? ???

    to try them all & I ??? say we shall get a

    young bombardment in return. I hear

    the ??? are very ??? & my ???

    he ??? & ??? ???. I think he

    is fit but he is not much ???

    I ??? with ???. He had

    not had a letter from his wife ???

    he lost ??? ??? I


  • November 27, 2018 17:34:06 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    4

    2/3/17

    To my beloved Darling Wife

                          We are ??? in the ??? Mace

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & by the beginning of next week I

    ??? are ??? all the ??? in the line

    we are now ??? ??? on the ???

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the ??? ??? ??? ??? are

    much the ??? and that were there. It is

    rather different to get ??? at ???

    but ??? are ??? well ??? where ???

    everything we want. The ??? are ??? ???

    rather splendid in the ??? ??? sound of

    the guns, knowing that we will ???

    ??? going better we hear horrible

    ??? of the ??? ??? ??? ???

    ??? ??? line offers. The ???

    ??? helpful. I don't ???


  • November 27, 2018 17:33:06 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    4

    2/3/17

    To my beloved Darling Wife

                          We are ??? in the ??? Mace

    but some of us may probably be moved to

    morrow & by the beginning of next week I

    ??? are ??? all the ??? in the line

    we are now ??? ??? on the ???

    which we were doing in England and

    except for the ??? ??? ??? ??? are

    much the ??? and that were there. It is

    rather different to get ??? at ???

    but ??? are ??? well ??? where ???

    everything we want. The ??? are ??? ???

    rather splendid in the ??? ??? sound of

    the guns, knowing that we will ???

    ??? going better we hear terrible


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