Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 64

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it with wood shavings and then

laid bricks on top to keep it

from blowing away. It is sufficient

to stop a little water but the roof

rains for some time after the

actual rain has ceased. Still

even with these slight disadvantages

it is very much better than living

out in the open. I expected to take

the company out on a working party

to-night but was agreeably surprised 

to find that the order was cancelled.

  The other contents of your 

parcel were very good & likely to

be useful. We are never short of

tea so I shall not want tea tablets

again until I ask for them. I could 

do with a pair of cheap socks

at least every other week as there

is practically no chance of washing 

them & also the hard wear they

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it with wood shavings and then

laid bricks on top to keep it

from blowing away. It is sufficient

to stop a little water but the roof

rains for some time after the

actual rain has ceased. Still

even with these slight disadvantages

it is very much better than living

out in the open. I expected to take

the company out on a working party

to-night but was agreeably surprised 

to find that the order was cancelled.

  The other contents of your 

parcel were very good & likely to

be useful. We are never short of

tea so I shall not want tea tablets

again until I ask for them. I could 

do with a pair of cheap socks

at least every other week as there

is practically no chance of washing 

them & also the hard wear they


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  • December 7, 2018 20:43:12 Thomas A. Lingner

    it with wood shavings and then

    laid bricks on top to keep it

    from blowing away. It is sufficient

    to stop a little water but the roof

    rains for some time after the

    actual rain has ceased. Still

    even with these slight disadvantages

    it is very much better than living

    out in the open. I expected to take

    the company out on a working party

    to-night but was agreeably surprised 

    to find that the order was cancelled.

      The other contents of your 

    parcel were very good & likely to

    be useful. We are never short of

    tea so I shall not want tea tablets

    again until I ask for them. I could 

    do with a pair of cheap socks

    at least every other week as there

    is practically no chance of washing 

    them & also the hard wear they

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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Kate Ward
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March 31, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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