Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 98

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                21/4/17

My Own Darling Marion,

               I was indeed lucky when I

arrived back on the 19th for I found a letter

a parcel from you + a parcel from Kenneth

awaiting me. The letter was lovely + the

parcels were full of good things - just

the very things I wanted. We are now

actually enjoying our eight days rest +

I do not think that we shall have as

rough a time again for the reliefs are

now in working order + for every

sixteen days we get forward we

shall get eight day's rest. Rest is

rather a misleading term for we

work + have inspections &c. It really

means that we are in a comparatively

safe place - practically out of range

of the guns - + we get undisturbed

nights. It gives ones nerves a

chance of becoming normal again

I had a tough day on Wednesday

I started about 9 am + walked

most of the time until 3 pm, looking

at the ground over which we were

to advance. At 7 am I started out


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                21/4/17

My Own Darling Marion,

               I was indeed lucky when I

arrived back on the 19th for I found a letter

a parcel from you + a parcel from Kenneth

awaiting me. The letter was lovely + the

parcels were full of good things - just

the very things I wanted. We are now

actually enjoying our eight days rest +

I do not think that we shall have as

rough a time again for the reliefs are

now in working order + for every

sixteen days we get forward we

shall get eight day's rest. Rest is

rather a misleading term for we

work + have inspections &c. It really

means that we are in a comparatively

safe place - practically out of range

of the guns - + we get undisturbed

nights. It gives ones nerves a

chance of becoming normal again

I had a tough day on Wednesday

I started about 9 am + walked

most of the time until 3 pm, looking

at the ground over which we were

to advance. At 7 am I started out



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  • December 10, 2018 16:02:20 Thomas A. Lingner

                    21/4/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

                   I was indeed lucky when I

    arrived back on the 19th for I found a letter

    a parcel from you + a parcel from Kenneth

    awaiting me. The letter was lovely + the

    parcels were full of good things - just

    the very things I wanted. We are now

    actually enjoying our eight days rest +

    I do not think that we shall have as

    rough a time again for the reliefs are

    now in working order + for every

    sixteen days we get forward we

    shall get eight day's rest. Rest is

    rather a misleading term for we

    work + have inspections &c. It really

    means that we are in a comparatively

    safe place - practically out of range

    of the guns - + we get undisturbed

    nights. It gives ones nerves a

    chance of becoming normal again

    I had a tough day on Wednesday

    I started about 9 am + walked

    most of the time until 3 pm, looking

    at the ground over which we were

    to advance. At 7 am I started out


  • December 9, 2018 20:52:07 Annick Rodriguez

                    21/4/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

                   I was indeed lucky when I

    arrived back on the 19th for I found a letter

    a parcel from you + a parcel from Kenneth

    awaiting me. The letter was lovely + the

    parcels were full of good things - just

    the very things I wanted. We are now

    actually enjoying our eight days rest +

    I do not think that we shall have as

    rough a time again for the reliefs are

    now in working order + for every

    sixteen days we get forward we

    shall get eight day's rest. Rest is

    rather a misleading term for we

    work + have inspections tc It really

    means that we are in a comparetively

    safe place- practically out of range

    of the guns - + we get undisturbed

    nights It gives ones nerves a

    chance of becoming normal again

    I had a tough day on Wednesday

    I started about 9 am + walked

    most of the time until 3 pm looking

    at the ground over which we were

    to advance. At 7 am I started out



  • December 9, 2018 20:50:28 Annick Rodriguez

                    21/4/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

                   I was indeed lucky when I

    arrived back on the 19th for I found a letter

    a parcel from you + a parcel from Kenneth

    awaiting me. The letter was lovely + the

    parcels were full of good things - just

    the very things I wanted. We are now

    actually enjoying our eight days rest +

    I do not think that we shall have as

    rough a time again for the reliefs are

    now in working order + for every

    sixteen days we get forward we

    shall get eight day's rest. Rest is

    rather a misleading term for we

    work + have inspections tc It really

    means that we are in a comparetively

    safe place- practically out of range

    of the guns - + we get undisturbed

    nights It gives ones nerves a

    chance of becoming normal again

    I had a tough day on Wednesday



  • December 9, 2018 20:44:00 Annick Rodriguez

                    21/4/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

                   I was indeed lucky when I

    arrived back on the 19th for I found a letter

    a parcel from you + a parcel from Kenneth

    awaiting me. The letter was lovely + the

    parcels were full of good things - just

    the very things I wanted. We are now

    actually enjoying our eight days rest +

    I do not think that we shall have as

    rough a time again for the reliefs are

    now in working order


  • December 9, 2018 20:43:12 Annick Rodriguez

                    21/4/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

                   I was indeed lucky when I

    arrived back on the 19th for I found a letter

    a parcel from you + a parcel from Kenneth

    awaiting me. The letter was lovely + the

    parcels were full of good things - just

    the very things I wanted. We are now

    actually enjoying our eight days rest +


  • December 9, 2018 20:40:30 Annick Rodriguez

                    21/4/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

                   I was indeed lucky when I

    arrived back on the 19th for I found a letter

    a parcel from you + a parcel from Kenneth

    awaiting me. The letter was lovely + the

    parcels were full of good things - just

    the very things I wanted. We are now


  • December 9, 2018 20:40:14 Annick Rodriguez

                    21/4/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

                   I was indeed lucky when I

    arrived back on the 19th for I found a letter

    a parcel from you + a parcel from Kenneth

    awaiting me. The letter was lovely + the

    parcels were 


  • December 9, 2018 20:39:26 Annick Rodriguez

                    21/4/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

                   I was indeed lucky when I

    arrived back on the 19th for I found a letter

    a parcel from you + a parcel from Kenneth

    awaiting me. The letter was lovely + the


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April 21, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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