Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 89

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Still it is hardly a health resort

and I should like to get a little farther

back again to get a chance of 

reorganizing. Also my present clothes

have been in continuous use quite

long enough & although my feet are

in excellent form it would be a 

pleasant change to sleep without

boots on. A curious thing happened

last night. A shell burst near

us - blew some rubbish &c. into our 

cellar chimney ? and along with it a 

live sparrow, which flew round

& round until I caught it & put

it outside again. All the officers

are keeping fit. Walker has not joined

us yet - must be having a long rest.

I was sorry that Bert Bryant was 

killed in a show the other night. He

was not with us of course but I heard

that he was doing very well indeed.

We got a newspaper of the 10th last night

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Still it is hardly a health resort

and I should like to get a little farther

back again to get a chance of 

reorganizing. Also my present clothes

have been in continuous use quite

long enough & although my feet are

in excellent form it would be a 

pleasant change to sleep without

boots on. A curious thing happened

last night. A shell burst near

us - blew some rubbish &c. into our 

cellar chimney ? and along with it a 

live sparrow, which flew round

& round until I caught it & put

it outside again. All the officers

are keeping fit. Walker has not joined

us yet - must be having a long rest.

I was sorry that Bert Bryant was 

killed in a show the other night. He

was not with us of course but I heard

that he was doing very well indeed.

We got a newspaper of the 10th last night


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  • December 7, 2018 22:50:20 Thomas A. Lingner

    Still it is hardly a health resort

    and I should like to get a little farther

    back again to get a chance of 

    reorganizing. Also my present clothes

    have been in continuous use quite

    long enough & although my feet are

    in excellent form it would be a 

    pleasant change to sleep without

    boots on. A curious thing happened

    last night. A shell burst near

    us - blew some rubbish &c. into our 

    cellar chimney ? and along with it a 

    live sparrow, which flew round

    & round until I caught it & put

    it outside again. All the officers

    are keeping fit. Walker has not joined

    us yet - must be having a long rest.

    I was sorry that Bert Bryant was 

    killed in a show the other night. He

    was not with us of course but I heard

    that he was doing very well indeed.

    We got a newspaper of the 10th last night

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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Contributor
Kate Ward
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April 12, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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