Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 45

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like it. Our news of the war is very 

scanty and vague but I understand

that the war still goes on. I am

enclosing some stamps that may be

of interest - they came on our new

tunics. Did I tell you that one

of my sergeants was wearing a

Daybrook Body Shield when he

stopped a piece of a "Fish tail" shell

the NCO says he would have lost

half his ribs but for the shield which

was dinted somewhat. One could get

a fist in the hollow which was 

probably almost an inch deep. Guess

he is rather pleased in spite of all

the chaff he got, and also the

extra weight he "packed up"

to the line. We are a cheerful

crowd and the sun drying the

mud has enabled us to get

a little cleaner. I should not fancy

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like it. Our news of the war is very 

scanty and vague but I understand

that the war still goes on. I am

enclosing some stamps that may be

of interest - they came on our new

tunics. Did I tell you that one

of my sergeants was wearing a

Daybrook Body Shield when he

stopped a piece of a "Fish tail" shell

the NCO says he would have lost

half his ribs but for the shield which

was dinted somewhat. One could get

a fist in the hollow which was 

probably almost an inch deep. Guess

he is rather pleased in spite of all

the chaff he got, and also the

extra weight he "packed up"

to the line. We are a cheerful

crowd and the sun drying the

mud has enabled us to get

a little cleaner. I should not fancy


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  • December 7, 2018 16:09:29 Thomas A. Lingner

    like it. Our news of the war is very 

    scanty and vague but I understand

    that the war still goes on. I am

    enclosing some stamps that may be

    of interest - they came on our new

    tunics. Did I tell you that one

    of my sergeants was wearing a

    Daybrook Body Shield when he

    stopped a piece of a "Fish tail" shell

    the NCO says he would have lost

    half his ribs but for the shield which

    was dinted somewhat. One could get

    a fist in the hollow which was 

    probably almost an inch deep. Guess

    he is rather pleased in spite of all

    the chaff he got, and also the

    extra weight he "packed up"

    to the line. We are a cheerful

    crowd and the sun drying the

    mud has enabled us to get

    a little cleaner. I should not fancy

  • December 6, 2018 15:04:10 Red-Mini

    like it. Our news of the war so very 

    scanty and vague but I understand

    that the war shall goes on. I am

    enclosing some stamp that may be

    of interest - they come on our new

    ?. Did I tell you that one

    of my sargents was wearing a

    Daybrook Dady Shield when he

    stopped a piece of a "? tail" shell

    the two says he would have lost

    half his ribs but for the shield which

    was ? somewhat. One could get

    a fist in the hollow which was 

    probably almost an inch deep. Guess

    he is rather pleased in spite of all

    the chaff he got and also the

    entire wieght he "pached up"

    th the line. We are a chearful

    crowd  and the sun drying the

    mud has enabled us to get

    a little cleaner. I should not fancy


  • December 6, 2018 15:03:46 Red-Mini

    like it. Our news of the war so very 

    scanty and vague but I understand

    that the war shall goes on. I am

    enclosing some stamp that may be

    of interest - they come on our new

    ?. Did I tell you that one

    of my sargents was wearing a

    Daybrook Dady Shield when he

    stopped a piece of a "? tail" shell

    the two says he would have lost

    half his ribs but for the shield which

    was ? somewhat. One could get

    a fist in the hollow which was 

    probably almost an inch deep. Guess

    he is rather pleased in spite of all

    the chaff he got and also the

    entire wieght he "pached up"

    th the line. We are a chearful

    crowd  and the sun drying the

    mud has enabled us to get

    cleaner.a little


  • December 6, 2018 15:03:07 Red-Mini

    like it. Our news of the war so very 

    scanty and vague but I understand

    that the war shall goes on. I am

    enclosing some stamp that may be

    of interest - they come on our new

    ?. Did I tell you that one

    of my sargents was wearing a

    Daybrook Dady Shield when he

    stopped a piece of a "? tail" shell

    the two says he would have lost

    half his ribs but for the shield which

    was ? somewhat. One could get

    a fist in the hollow which was 

    probably almost an inch deep. Guess

    he is rather pleased in spite of all

    the chaff he got and also the

    entire wieght he "pached up"

    th the line. 


  • December 6, 2018 15:01:11 Red-Mini

    like it. Our news of the war so very 

    scanty and vague but I understand

    that the war shall goes on. I am

    enclosing some stamp that may be

    of interest - they come on our new

    ?. Did I tell you that one

    of my sargents was wearing a

    Daybrook Dady Shield when he

    stopped a piece of a "? tail" shell

    the two says he would have lost

    half his ribs but for the shield which

    was ? somewhat. One could get

    a fist in the hollow which was 


  • December 6, 2018 14:58:17 Red-Mini

    like it. Our news of the war so very 

    scanty and vague but I understand

    that the war shall goes on. I am

    enclosing some stamp that may be

    of interest - they come on our new

    ?. Did I tell you that one

    of my sargents was wearing a

    Daybrook Dady Shield when he



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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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March 17, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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