Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 61

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31/3/17

Somewhere

My Own Darling Wife,

  I scribbled a note last night

& have just read the one I before it. To

continue. We moved from our wood & stables

to a ruined village & found that we were 

to spend the night in the ruins of a large

stable - racing stables they looked like.

They were so bust up that there was

no shelter from either wind or rain.

However we quickly got up a quantity

of small shelters & were hoping to settle

for the night when orders came for us

to go out on a working party. We 

moved off at 7 pm & returned at 6 am. The

orderlies had hot porrage ready for us

& after that we turned in for the day. It 

had rained most of the night & I am

afraid very few of us really slept.

I had about a couple of hours all

told but got another about 4 pm. At 

7 pm we moved off for the same 

work again. Sand, rain, snow & 

mud made things really pleasant

& I don't think I was in a very good

temper when I got back at 6 am.

I was O C Officer in Charge works & a lot of the men

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31/3/17

Somewhere

My Own Darling Wife,

  I scribbled a note last night

& have just read the one I before it. To

continue. We moved from our wood & stables

to a ruined village & found that we were 

to spend the night in the ruins of a large

stable - racing stables they looked like.

They were so bust up that there was

no shelter from either wind or rain.

However we quickly got up a quantity

of small shelters & were hoping to settle

for the night when orders came for us

to go out on a working party. We 

moved off at 7 pm & returned at 6 am. The

orderlies had hot porrage ready for us

& after that we turned in for the day. It 

had rained most of the night & I am

afraid very few of us really slept.

I had about a couple of hours all

told but got another about 4 pm. At 

7 pm we moved off for the same 

work again. Sand, rain, snow & 

mud made things really pleasant

& I don't think I was in a very good

temper when I got back at 6 am.

I was O C Officer in Charge works & a lot of the men


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  • December 19, 2018 00:01:59 Stella Watkin

    31/3/17

    Somewhere

    My Own Darling Wife,

      I scribbled a note last night

    & have just read the one I before it. To

    continue. We moved from our wood & stables

    to a ruined village & found that we were 

    to spend the night in the ruins of a large

    stable - racing stables they looked like.

    They were so bust up that there was

    no shelter from either wind or rain.

    However we quickly got up a quantity

    of small shelters & were hoping to settle

    for the night when orders came for us

    to go out on a working party. We 

    moved off at 7 pm & returned at 6 am. The

    orderlies had hot porrage ready for us

    & after that we turned in for the day. It 

    had rained most of the night & I am

    afraid very few of us really slept.

    I had about a couple of hours all

    told but got another about 4 pm. At 

    7 pm we moved off for the same 

    work again. Sand, rain, snow & 

    mud made things really pleasant

    & I don't think I was in a very good

    temper when I got back at 6 am.

    I was O C Officer in Charge works & a lot of the men

  • December 6, 2018 20:28:34 Thomas A. Lingner

    31/3/17

    Somewhere

    My Own Darling Wife,

      I scribbled a note last night

    & have just read the one I before it. To

    continue. We moved from our wood & stables

    to a ruined village & found that we were 

    to spend the night in the ruins of a large

    stable - racing stables they looked like.

    They were so bust up that there was

    no shelter from either wind or rain.

    However we quickly got up a quantity

    of small shelters & were hoping to settle

    for the night when orders came for us

    to go out on a working party. We 

    moved off at 7 pm & returned at 6 am. The

    orderlies had hot porrage ready for us

    & after that we turned in for the day. It 

    had rained most of the night & I am

    afraid very few of us really slept.

    I had about a couple of hours all

    told but got another about 4 pm. At 

    7 pm we moved off for the same 

    work again. Sand, rain, snow & 

    mud made things really pleasant

    & I don't think I was in a very good

    temper when I got back at 6 am.

    I was GC works & a lot of the men


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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March 31, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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