Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 131

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left side

about 3000 yards from here then

- not a very long march fortunately.

Of course the Boche might upset

our plans by going a little

nearer to Berlin, but we can

hardly know that in advance

Eight days after that we go back

again for a rest so unless the

unexpected happens we shall

have had a fairly soft time during 

our present tour in the forward

area.

  My men are all as cheerful

as they can possibly be. I think

we have had the roughest

times we are likely to experience

& it will be useful to look back

& say "Oh this isn't half as 

bad as that time at so & so"

We are all getting hardened

warriors now & the fellows who

were not physically strong

enough for the job are most of

right side

them back in England. Underwood

is one of our cheeriest men. He is

always smiling & never seems to

get tired. Once or twice though he

almost got to the "far end." 

  You must read a lot of love 

into this letter my Beloved for

I do love you & want to tell you

so ever so much. Many of the

things I don't tell you I am saving

up until I get back to England.

What a lovely time we shall have then.

  Give my love to all. Tell Kenneth

I am sending him lots of love & kisses

All my thoughts are with you.

May all happy memories comfort you

May your desires come to pass. Heaps

of kisses Sweetheart & all my love

Your loving Husband

Harold

Capt H Ward

2/4 Lincolns

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left side

about 3000 yards from here then

- not a very long march fortunately.

Of course the Boche might upset

our plans by going a little

nearer to Berlin, but we can

hardly know that in advance

Eight days after that we go back

again for a rest so unless the

unexpected happens we shall

have had a fairly soft time during 

our present tour in the forward

area.

  My men are all as cheerful

as they can possibly be. I think

we have had the roughest

times we are likely to experience

& it will be useful to look back

& say "Oh this isn't half as 

bad as that time at so & so"

We are all getting hardened

warriors now & the fellows who

were not physically strong

enough for the job are most of

right side

them back in England. Underwood

is one of our cheeriest men. He is

always smiling & never seems to

get tired. Once or twice though he

almost got to the "far end." 

  You must read a lot of love 

into this letter my Beloved for

I do love you & want to tell you

so ever so much. Many of the

things I don't tell you I am saving

up until I get back to England.

What a lovely time we shall have then.

  Give my love to all. Tell Kenneth

I am sending him lots of love & kisses

All my thoughts are with you.

May all happy memories comfort you

May your desires come to pass. Heaps

of kisses Sweetheart & all my love

Your loving Husband

Harold

Capt H Ward

2/4 Lincolns


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  • December 10, 2018 20:10:28 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    about 3000 yards from here then

    - not a very long march fortunately.

    Of course the Boche might upset

    our plans by going a little

    nearer to Berlin, but we can

    hardly know that in advance

    Eight days after that we go back

    again for a rest so unless the

    unexpected happens we shall

    have had a fairly soft time during 

    our present tour in the forward

    area.

      My men are all as cheerful

    as they can possibly be. I think

    we have had the roughest

    times we are likely to experience

    & it will be useful to look back

    & say "Oh this isn't half as 

    bad as that time at so & so"

    We are all getting hardened

    warriors now & the fellows who

    were not physically strong

    enough for the job are most of

    right side

    them back in England. Underwood

    is one of our cheeriest men. He is

    always smiling & never seems to

    get tired. Once or twice though he

    almost got to the "far end." 

      You must read a lot of love 

    into this letter my Beloved for

    I do love you & want to tell you

    so ever so much. Many of the

    things I don't tell you I am saving

    up until I get back to England.

    What a lovely time we shall have then.

      Give my love to all. Tell Kenneth

    I am sending him lots of love & kisses

    All my thoughts are with you.

    May all happy memories comfort you

    May your desires come to pass. Heaps

    of kisses Sweetheart & all my love

    Your loving Husband

    Harold

    Capt H Ward

    2/4 Lincolns

  • December 10, 2018 20:10:14 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    about 3000 yards from here then

    - not a very long march fortunately.

    Of course the Boche might upset

    our plans by going a little

    nearer to Berlin, but we can

    hardly know that in advance

    Eight days after that we go back

    again for a rest so unless the

    unexpected happens we shall

    have had a fairly soft time during 

    our present tour in the forward

    area.

      My men are all as cheerful

    as they can possibly be. I think

    we have had the roughest

    times we are likely to experience

    & it will be useful to look back

    & say "Oh this isn't half as 

    bad as that time at so & so"

    We are all getting hardened

    warriors now & the fellows who

    were not physically strong

    enough for the job are most of

    right side

    them back in England. Underwood

    is one of our cheeriest men. He is

    always smiling & never seems to

    get tired. Once or twice though he

    almost got to the "far end." 

      You must read a lot of love 

    into this letter my Beloved for

    I do love you & want to tell you

    so ever so much. Many of the

    things I don't tell you I am saving

    up until I get back to England.

    What a lovely time we shall have then.

      Give my love to all. Tell Kenneth

    I am sending him lots of love & kisses

    All my thoughts are with you.

    May all happy memories comfort you

    May your desires come to pass. Heaps

    of kisses Sweetheart & all my love

    Your loving Husband

    Harold

    Capt H Ward

    2/4 Lincolns


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Kate Ward
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May 4, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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