Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 151

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17/5/17

My Own Darling Wife

  I hope there has not been a 

very long break between letters but

we have had rather a busy time these

last few days. We are now back from

the line for rest + training. We left

the line at 2 am + I managed to get 

rather a long sleep that day from

8 am to 3 pm. Our new village is

in a much better state of repair

and many of the houses are still

standing. We have a very good house,

a mess room + a bed room for

each of the three of us. We all 

have spring mattresses & there are a 

certain number of chairs, tables &c.

so we have nothing to grumble at

in fact we have "struck oil" this 

time. Unfortunately my men are not

so well off but I hope to get 

better quarters for some of them tomorrow

we had a longish march & soon after we

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17/5/17

My Own Darling Wife

  I hope there has not been a 

very long break between letters but

we have had rather a busy time these

last few days. We are now back from

the line for rest + training. We left

the line at 2 am + I managed to get 

rather a long sleep that day from

8 am to 3 pm. Our new village is

in a much better state of repair

and many of the houses are still

standing. We have a very good house,

a mess room + a bed room for

each of the three of us. We all 

have spring mattresses & there are a 

certain number of chairs, tables &c.

so we have nothing to grumble at

in fact we have "struck oil" this 

time. Unfortunately my men are not

so well off but I hope to get 

better quarters for some of them tomorrow

we had a longish march & soon after we


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  • December 11, 2018 15:27:36 Thomas A. Lingner

    17/5/17

    My Own Darling Wife

      I hope there has not been a 

    very long break between letters but

    we have had rather a busy time these

    last few days. We are now back from

    the line for rest + training. We left

    the line at 2 am + I managed to get 

    rather a long sleep that day from

    8 am to 3 pm. Our new village is

    in a much better state of repair

    and many of the houses are still

    standing. We have a very good house,

    a mess room + a bed room for

    each of the three of us. We all 

    have spring mattresses & there are a 

    certain number of chairs, tables &c.

    so we have nothing to grumble at

    in fact we have "struck oil" this 

    time. Unfortunately my men are not

    so well off but I hope to get 

    better quarters for some of them tomorrow

    we had a longish march & soon after we

  • December 10, 2018 16:14:34 Jessica McCane

                                               17/5/17

    My Own Darling Wife

                        I hope there has not been a 

    very long break between letters but

    we have had rather a busy time these

    last few days. We are not back from

    the line for rest + training. We left

    the line at 2 am + I managed to get 

    rather a long sleep that day from

    8am ... . Our new village is

    in a much better state of  fair ... 

    and many of the houses are still

    standing.  We have a very good house,

    a rest room + a bed room for

    each of the three of us. We all 

    have ... mattresses. there are a 

    certain much of chairs, tables to 

    so we have nothing to grumble at

    in fact we have "struck out" this 

    time. Unfortunately my men are not

    so well off but I hope to get 

    better quarters for some of them tomorrow

    we had a tough march too after we


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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May 17, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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