Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 115

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                             30/4/17

My Own Darling Wife

          We have had a few busy days

+ so it seems a long while since I

wrote a letter to you. Out of the last

three nights one I spent in a

chalk pit and two in a shelter under

or rather by the side of a bank. We

came across here this morning + I shall

be spending the night out with a

working party. Our rest period

finished very abruptly. We were

warned late one night to be standing

by at 3.45 am at a certain place

on the following morning. We went

but I expected to be back for breakfast.

It was not to be however as we

were ordered farther forward +

spent the day waiting in one of

the hundreds of sunken roads in

which this district abounds. Later

on two companies went into the

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                             30/4/17

My Own Darling Wife

          We have had a few busy days

+ so it seems a long while since I

wrote a letter to you. Out of the last

three nights one I spent in a

chalk pit and two in a shelter under

or rather by the side of a bank. We

came across here this morning + I shall

be spending the night out with a

working party. Our rest period

finished very abruptly. We were

warned late one night to be standing

by at 3.45 am at a certain place

on the following morning. We went

but I expected to be back for breakfast.

It was not to be however as we

were ordered farther forward +

spent the day waiting in one of

the hundreds of sunken roads in

which this district abounds. Later

on two companies went into the


Transcription history
  • December 10, 2018 17:49:02 Thomas A. Lingner

                                 30/4/17

    My Own Darling Wife

              We have had a few busy days

    + so it seems a long while since I

    wrote a letter to you. Out of the last

    three nights one I spent in a

    chalk pit and two in a shelter under

    or rather by the side of a bank. We

    came across here this morning + I shall

    be spending the night out with a

    working party. Our rest period

    finished very abruptly. We were

    warned late one night to be standing

    by at 3.45 am at a certain place

    on the following morning. We went

    but I expected to be back for breakfast.

    It was not to be however as we

    were ordered farther forward +

    spent the day waiting in one of

    the hundreds of sunken roads in

    which this district abounds. Later

    on two companies went into the

  • December 10, 2018 15:34:38 Annick Rodriguez

                                 30/4/17

    My Own Darling Wife

              We have had a few busy days

    + so it seems a long while since I

    wrote a letter to you. Out of the last

    three nights one I spent in a

    chalk pit and two in a shelter under

    or rather by the side of a bank We

    came across here this morning + I shall

    be spending the night out with a

    working party. Our rest period

    finished very abruptly We were

    warned late one night to be standing

    by at 3.45 am at a certain place

    on the following morning. We went

    but I expected to be back for breakfast

    It was not to be however as we

    were ordered for the forward +

    spent the day waiting in one of

    the hundreds of sunken roads in

    which this district abounds. Later

    on two companies went into the


  • December 10, 2018 15:33:58 Annick Rodriguez

                                 30/4/17

    My Own Darling Wife

              We have had a few busy days

    + so it seems a long while since I

    wrote a letter to you. Out of the last

    three nights one I spent in a

    chalk pit and two in a shelter under

    or rather by the side of a bank We

    came across here this morning + I shall

    be spending the night out with a

    working party. Our rest period

    finished very abruptly We were

    warned late one night to be standing

    by at 3.45 am at a certain place

    on the following morning. We went

    but I expected to be back for breakfast

    It was not to be however as we

    were ordered for the forward +

    spent the day waiting in one of

    the hundreds of sunken roads in


  • December 10, 2018 15:31:51 Annick Rodriguez

                                 30/4/17

    My Own Darling Wife

              We have had a few busy days

    + so it seems a long while since I

    wrote a letter to you. Out of the last

    three nights one I spent in a

    chalk pit and two in a shelter under

    or rather by the side of a bank We

    came across here this morning + I shall

    be spending the night out with a

    working party. Our rest period


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 56483
Source
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Contributor
Kate Ward
License
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April 30, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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