Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 40

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                                      16/3/17

                                                      4.40 pm

My Own Darling Wife

               We are still resting from our

work in the trenches and occupied with

working parties + carrying parties. These do not

mean much work for me as our parties

hardly ever number more than fifty. Expect

we may be called upon for a company as a

working party some day but the call has

not come yet. The guns are making music

now by sending shrapnel up to have a

look at the Boche Planes. It is nice to

hear our shells going over - much nicer

than to hear even the feeble reply from

over the way. We were in luck's way

last night as a copy of the Daily Sketch

turned up - dated the 14/3/17. There was not

much news in it however, one of Wendel's

parcels arrived also so we had many

luxuries. I had a letter from Emerson.

He has been working hard + has been with

many units doing continuous work in

the line for nearly a month. He said he

was feeling somewhat tired. Don't think 

I should like to be a Regt M.O. He sent

kind remembrances to you + Kenneth. We

are all keeping pretty well. Walker did not

come up with us but I expect he will join

us any time now. Most of our news at

present comes in the form of rumours and

many of these are entirely wrong. They range 

from "Pushes" to Peace Conference" and from

the giving in of Turkey to -- well anything you

can imagine.

  Our present dug out is becoming 

like a "home from home." It is very tiny for our

family of five but we are very cheery & comfortable.

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                                      16/3/17

                                                      4.40 pm

My Own Darling Wife

               We are still resting from our

work in the trenches and occupied with

working parties + carrying parties. These do not

mean much work for me as our parties

hardly ever number more than fifty. Expect

we may be called upon for a company as a

working party some day but the call has

not come yet. The guns are making music

now by sending shrapnel up to have a

look at the Boche Planes. It is nice to

hear our shells going over - much nicer

than to hear even the feeble reply from

over the way. We were in luck's way

last night as a copy of the Daily Sketch

turned up - dated the 14/3/17. There was not

much news in it however, one of Wendel's

parcels arrived also so we had many

luxuries. I had a letter from Emerson.

He has been working hard + has been with

many units doing continuous work in

the line for nearly a month. He said he

was feeling somewhat tired. Don't think 

I should like to be a Regt M.O. He sent

kind remembrances to you + Kenneth. We

are all keeping pretty well. Walker did not

come up with us but I expect he will join

us any time now. Most of our news at

present comes in the form of rumours and

many of these are entirely wrong. They range 

from "Pushes" to Peace Conference" and from

the giving in of Turkey to -- well anything you

can imagine.

  Our present dug out is becoming 

like a "home from home." It is very tiny for our

family of five but we are very cheery & comfortable.


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  • December 4, 2018 22:43:51 Thomas A. Lingner

                                          16/3/17

                                                          4.40 pm

    My Own Darling Wife

                   We are still resting from our

    work in the trenches and occupied with

    working parties + carrying parties. These do not

    mean much work for me as our parties

    hardly ever number more than fifty. Expect

    we may be called upon for a company as a

    working party some day but the call has

    not come yet. The guns are making music

    now by sending shrapnel up to have a

    look at the Boche Planes. It is nice to

    hear our shells going over - much nicer

    than to hear even the feeble reply from

    over the way. We were in luck's way

    last night as a copy of the Daily Sketch

    turned up - dated the 14/3/17. There was not

    much news in it however, one of Wendel's

    parcels arrived also so we had many

    luxuries. I had a letter from Emerson.

    He has been working hard + has been with

    many units doing continuous work in

    the line for nearly a month. He said he

    was feeling somewhat tired. Don't think 

    I should like to be a Regt M.O. He sent

    kind remembrances to you + Kenneth. We

    are all keeping pretty well. Walker did not

    come up with us but I expect he will join

    us any time now. Most of our news at

    present comes in the form of rumours and

    many of these are entirely wrong. They range 

    from "Pushes" to Peace Conference" and from

    the giving in of Turkey to -- well anything you

    can imagine.

      Our present dug out is becoming 

    like a "home from home." It is very tiny for our

    family of five but we are very cheery & comfortable.

  • December 3, 2018 23:40:12 Annick Rodriguez

                                          16/3/17

                                                          4.40 pm

    My Own Darling Wife

                   We are still resting from our

    work in the trenches and occupied with

    working parties + carrying parties These do not

    mean much work for me as our parties

    hardly ever number more than fifty. Expert

    we may be called upon for a company as a

    working party some day but the call has

    not come yet. The guns are making music

    now by sending shrapnell up to have a

    look at the Boche Planes It is nice to

    hear our shells going over - much nicer

    than to hear even the feeble reply from

    over the way We were in lucks way

    last night as a copy of the Daily Sketch

    hurried up - dated the 14/3/17 There was not

    much news in it however, one of ...

    parcels arrived also so we had many

    luxuries I had a little from Emerson

    He has been working hard + has been with

    many units doing continuous work in

    the line for nearly a month He said he

    was feeling somewhat tired. Dont think 

    I should like to be a Regt M.O. He sent

    kind remembrances to you + Kenneth We

    are all keeping pretty well Walker did not

    come up with us but I expect he will join

    us any time now Most of our news at

    present comes in the form of rumours and



  • December 3, 2018 23:38:51 Annick Rodriguez

                                          16/3/17

                                                          4.40 pm

    My Own Darling Wife

                   We are still resting from our

    work in the trenches and occupied with

    working parties + carrying parties These do not

    mean much work for me as our parties

    hardly ever number more than fifty. Expert

    we may be called upon for a company as a

    working party some day but the call has

    not come yet. The guns are making music

    now by sending shrapnell up to have a

    look at the Boche Planes It is nice to

    hear our shells going over - much nicer

    than to hear even the feeble reply from

    over the way We were in lucks way

    last night as a copy of the Daily Sketch

    hurried up - dated the 14/3/17 There was not

    much news in it however, one of ...

    parcels arrived also so we had many

    luxuries I had a little from Emerson

    He has been working hard + has been with

    many units doing continuous work in

    the line for nearly a month He said he

    was feeling somewhat tired. Dont think 

    I should like to be a Regt M.O. He sent

    kind remembrances to you + Kenneth We



  • December 3, 2018 23:38:03 Annick Rodriguez

                                          16/3/17

                                                          4.40 pm

    My Own Darling Wife

                   We are still resting from our

    work in the trenches and occupied with

    working parties + carrying parties These do not

    mean much work for me as our parties

    hardly ever number more than fifty. Expert

    we may be called upon for a company as a

    working party some day but the call has

    not come yet. The guns are making music

    now by sending shrapnell up to have a

    look at the Boche Planes It is nice to

    hear our shells going over - much nicer

    than to hear even the feeble reply from

    over the way We were in lucks way

    last night as a copy of the Daily Sketch

    hurried up - dated the 14/3/17 There was not

    much news in it however, one of ...

    parcels arrived also so we had many

    luxuries I had a little from Emerson

    He has been working hard + has been with

    many units doing continuous work in

    the line for nearly a month He said he



  • December 3, 2018 23:37:32 Annick Rodriguez

                                          16/3/17

                                                          4.40 pm

    My Own Darling Wife

                   We are still resting from our

    work in the trenches and occupied with

    working parties + carrying parties These do not

    mean much work for me as our parties

    hardly ever number more than fifty. Expert

    we may be called upon for a company as a

    working party some day but the call has

    not come yet. The guns are making music

    now by sending shrapnell up to have a

    look at the Boche Planes It is nice to

    hear our shells going over - much nicer

    than to hear even the feeble reply from

    over the way We were in lucks way

    last night as a copy of the Daily Sketch

    hurried up - dated the 14/3/17 There was not

    much news in it however, one of ...

    parcels arrived also so we had many

    luxuries I had a little from Emerson

    He has been working hard + has been with



  • December 3, 2018 23:34:29 Annick Rodriguez

                                          16/3/17

                                                          4.40 pm

    My Own Darling Wife

                   We are still resting from our

    work in the trenches and occupied with

    working parties + carrying parties These do not

    mean much work for me as our parties

    hardly ever number more than fifty. Expert

    we may be called upon for a company as a

    working party some day but the call has

    not come yet. The guns are making music

    now by sending shrapnell up to have a

    look at the Boche Planes It is nice to


  • December 3, 2018 23:29:27 Annick Rodriguez

                                          16/3/17

                                                          4.40 pm

    My Own Darling Wife

                   We are still resting from our

    work in the trenches and occupied with

    working parties + carrying parties These do not

    mean much work for me as our parties

    hardly ever number more than


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Kate Ward
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March 16, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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