Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 30

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should have less to carry + so even

though the hours passed I could

have no food. Bairns father is very

true to line, the more I see of things

here the more I see the force +

humour of his work. I reached

my new dugout just after day

break + on descending the step I 

found about six inches of water

on the floor. Hall joined me a

few minutes later. He had come

on in front + had managed to

have some food ready at midnight.

There was still some warm tea

+ I had that + most of a tin

of bully corned beef  then some warm

machoncie meat stew + a tot of rum. The

men were reported all in so

I took off my wet boots, put on

some dry socks + rolled into

a blanket. I was soon fast

asleep + seemed to be disturbed

with a cup of hot tea a few

minutes later - really after 10 am.

  I had breakfast at midday

+ felt very fit + well. I am

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should have less to carry + so even

though the hours passed I could

have no food. Bairns father is very

true to line, the more I see of things

here the more I see the force +

humour of his work. I reached

my new dugout just after day

break + on descending the step I 

found about six inches of water

on the floor. Hall joined me a

few minutes later. He had come

on in front + had managed to

have some food ready at midnight.

There was still some warm tea

+ I had that + most of a tin

of bully corned beef  then some warm

machoncie meat stew + a tot of rum. The

men were reported all in so

I took off my wet boots, put on

some dry socks + rolled into

a blanket. I was soon fast

asleep + seemed to be disturbed

with a cup of hot tea a few

minutes later - really after 10 am.

  I had breakfast at midday

+ felt very fit + well. I am


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  • December 6, 2018 19:08:13 Thomas A. Lingner

    should have less to carry + so even

    though the hours passed I could

    have no food. Bairns father is very

    true to line, the more I see of things

    here the more I see the force +

    humour of his work. I reached

    my new dugout just after day

    break + on descending the step I 

    found about six inches of water

    on the floor. Hall joined me a

    few minutes later. He had come

    on in front + had managed to

    have some food ready at midnight.

    There was still some warm tea

    + I had that + most of a tin

    of bully corned beef  then some warm

    machoncie meat stew + a tot of rum. The

    men were reported all in so

    I took off my wet boots, put on

    some dry socks + rolled into

    a blanket. I was soon fast

    asleep + seemed to be disturbed

    with a cup of hot tea a few

    minutes later - really after 10 am.

      I had breakfast at midday

    + felt very fit + well. I am

  • December 6, 2018 18:15:42 Thomas A. Lingner

    should have less to carry + so even

    though the hours passed I could

    have no food. Bairns father is very

    true to live the more I see of things

    here the more I see the force +

    humour of his work. I reached

    my new dugout just after day

    break + on descending the step I 

    found about six inches of water

    on the floor. Hall joined me a

    few minutes later.  He had come

    on in front + had managed to

    have some food ready at midnight 

    There was still some warm tea

    + I had that + most of a tin

    of bully. then some warm

    machoniere + a lot of rum The

    men were reported all in so

    I took off my wet boots, put on

    some dry socks + rolled into

    a blanket. I was soon fast

    asleep + seemed to be disturbed

    with a cup of hot tea a few

    minutes later - really after 10 am

      I had breakfast at midday

    + felt very fit + well I am


  • December 3, 2018 18:34:58 Annick Rodriguez

    should have less to carry + so even

    though the hours passed I could

    have no food Bairns father is very

    true to live the more I see of things

    here the more I see the force +

    humour of his work. I reached

    my new dugout just after day

    break + on descending the step I 

    found about six inches of water

    on the floor. Hall joined me a

    few minutes later.  He had come

    on in front + had managed to

    have some food ready at midnight 

    There was still some warm tea

    + I had that + most of a tin

    of bully. then some warm

    machoniere + a lot of rum The

    men were reported all in so

    I took off my wet boots, put on

    some dry socks + rolled into

    a blanket. I was soon fast

    asleep + seemed to be disturbed

    with a cup of hot tea a few

    minutes later - really after 10 am

      I had breakfast at midday

    + felt very fit + well I am


  • December 3, 2018 17:51:34 Annick Rodriguez

    should have less to carry + so even

    though the hours passed I could

    have no food Bairns father is very

    true to live the more I see of things

    here the more I see the force +

    humour of his work. I reached

    my new dugout just after day

    break + on descending the step I 

    found about six inches of water

    on the floor. Hall joined me a

    few minutes later.  He had come

    on in front + had managed to

    have some food ready at midnight 

    There was still some warm tea

    + I had that + most of a tin

    of bully. then some warm

    machoniere + a lot of rum The

    men were reported all in so

    I took off my wet boots, put on

    some dry socks + rolled into

    a blanket. I was soon fast

    asleep + seemed to be disturbed

    with a cup of hot tea a few

    minutes later - really


  • December 3, 2018 17:48:22 Annick Rodriguez

    should have less to carry + so even

    though the hours passed I could

    have no food Bairns father is very

    true to live the more I see of things

    here the more I see the force +

    humour of his work. I reached

    my new dugout just after day

    break + on descending the step I 

    found about six inches of water

    on the floor. Hall joined me a

    few minutes later.  He had come

    on in front + had managed to

    have some food ready at midnight 

    There was still some warm tea

    + I had that + most of a tin

    of bully. then some warm



  • December 3, 2018 17:47:15 Annick Rodriguez

    should have less to carry + so even

    though the hours passed I could

    have no food Bairns father is very

    true to live the more I see of things

    here the more I see the force +

    humour of his work. I reached

    my new dugout just after day

    break + on descending the step I 

    found about six inches of water

    on the floor. Hall joined me a

    few minutes later.  He had come

    on in front + had managed to

    have some food ready at midnight 

    There was still some warm tea


  • December 3, 2018 17:41:24 Annick Rodriguez

    should have less to carry + so even

    though the hours passed I could

    have no food Bairns father is very

    true to live the more I see of things

    here the more I see the force +

    humour of his work. I reached

    my new dugout just after day

    break + on descending the 


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March 12, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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