Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 29

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                              12/3/17

My Own Darling Wife,

                   Ta for the second letter

received this morning. It did me a

lot of good. We came back last

night further behind the line. The

relief was late in getting through

+ to make things more pleasant the

rain started to pelt down as hard as

it could. The trenches were impassible

owing to the mud + the track which

winds round the shell holes + across

the mud was in places almost

up to the knees. Part of our way was

on a duck board track and it

seemed absolutely endless. I had

anticipated having a hot meal not

later than 12:30 am but it was hours

after that when I was wandering on

the duck boards feeling tired, really

hungry + properly "fed up." I had

sent my rations out early so that I

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                              12/3/17

My Own Darling Wife,

                   Ta for the second letter

received this morning. It did me a

lot of good. We came back last

night further behind the line. The

relief was late in getting through

+ to make things more pleasant the

rain started to pelt down as hard as

it could. The trenches were impassible

owing to the mud + the track which

winds round the shell holes + across

the mud was in places almost

up to the knees. Part of our way was

on a duck board track and it

seemed absolutely endless. I had

anticipated having a hot meal not

later than 12:30 am but it was hours

after that when I was wandering on

the duck boards feeling tired, really

hungry + properly "fed up." I had

sent my rations out early so that I


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  • December 6, 2018 16:53:55 Thomas A. Lingner

                                  12/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       Ta for the second letter

    received this morning. It did me a

    lot of good. We came back last

    night further behind the line. The

    relief was late in getting through

    + to make things more pleasant the

    rain started to pelt down as hard as

    it could. The trenches were impassible

    owing to the mud + the track which

    winds round the shell holes + across

    the mud was in places almost

    up to the knees. Part of our way was

    on a duck board track and it

    seemed absolutely endless. I had

    anticipated having a hot meal not

    later than 12:30 am but it was hours

    after that when I was wandering on

    the duck boards feeling tired, really

    hungry + properly "fed up." I had

    sent my rations out early so that I

  • December 3, 2018 17:39:00 Annick Rodriguez

                                  12/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       To for the second letter

    received this morning. It did me a

    lot of good. We came back last

    night further behind the line The

    relief was late in getting through

    + to make things more pleasant the

    rain started to pelt down as hard as

    it could . The trenches were impossible

    owing to the mud + the trash which

    winds round the shell holes + arrows

    the mud was in places almost

    up to the knees. Part of our way was

    on a duck board trash and it

    seemed absolutely endless. I had

    anticipated having a hot meal not

    later than 12.20 am but it was hours

    after that when I was wondering on

    the duck boards feeling tired, really

    hungry + properly "fed up" I had

    sent my rations out early so that I


  • December 3, 2018 17:38:01 Annick Rodriguez

                                  12/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       To for the second letter

    received this morning. It did me a

    lot of good. We came back last

    night further behind the line The

    relief was late in getting through

    + to make things more pleasant the

    rain started to pelt down as hard as

    it could . The trenches were impossible

    owing to the mud + the trash which

    winds round the shell holes + arrows

    the mud was in places almost

    up to the knees. Part of our way was

    on a duck board trash and it

    seemed absolutely endless. I had

    anticipated having a hot meal not

    later than 12.20 am but it was hours

    after that when I was wondering on

    the duck boards feeling tired, really



  • December 3, 2018 17:35:38 Annick Rodriguez

                                  12/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       To for the second letter

    received this morning. It did me a

    lot of good. We came back last

    night further behind the line The

    relief was late in getting through

    + to make things more pleasant the

    rain started to pelt down as hard as

    it could . The trenches were impossible

    owing to the mud + the trash which

    winds round the shell holes + arrows

    the mud was in places almost


  • December 3, 2018 17:33:12 Annick Rodriguez

                                  12/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       To for the second letter

    received this morning. It did me a

    lot of good. We came back last

    night further behind the line The

    relief was late in getting 


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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March 12, 1917
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