Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 152

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got here the rain came & it rained

until halfway through this morning.

Everything is wet & muddy now

but I hope the sun will soon

re-appear again so that we shall have

nice warm days. We start training

in the morning 6:30 to 7:30 then

breakfast followed by a morning's

work - games in the afternoon & lectures

in the evening. Probably we shall be

ever so glad to get into the line

again & live less strenuous days.

I was very pleased to have your

letter to greet me on my arrival

& read it at my early breakfast.

Seems strange to have breakfast

just before going to bed doesn't it.

  No you had not told me

about the costume - unless the

letter went astray. I was pleased

that you had been looking after

yourself. Did I tell you that

Hicks had been sent back some

right side

time ago as his nerve had gone

& he seems very shaky. We had a

shock the other night for we had a 

wire to say he had died from

suspected spotted fever. We thought

he was well away from danger for

the duration of the war. Charles

Harvey has gone under also - died

of wounds. As I told you the

wound he got appeared to be

quite a slight one but unfortunately

it went wrong way & caused

pressure on the brain. He was

operated on but without the

wished for result.

  I hope you had a good

time at Headingly. Glad you

got that Crest & I think it was

not too much to give in

return. Kenneth must have 

"come on" he can do such

a lot of wonderful things

No you ought not to wait

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left side

got here the rain came & it rained

until halfway through this morning.

Everything is wet & muddy now

but I hope the sun will soon

re-appear again so that we shall have

nice warm days. We start training

in the morning 6:30 to 7:30 then

breakfast followed by a morning's

work - games in the afternoon & lectures

in the evening. Probably we shall be

ever so glad to get into the line

again & live less strenuous days.

I was very pleased to have your

letter to greet me on my arrival

& read it at my early breakfast.

Seems strange to have breakfast

just before going to bed doesn't it.

  No you had not told me

about the costume - unless the

letter went astray. I was pleased

that you had been looking after

yourself. Did I tell you that

Hicks had been sent back some

right side

time ago as his nerve had gone

& he seems very shaky. We had a

shock the other night for we had a 

wire to say he had died from

suspected spotted fever. We thought

he was well away from danger for

the duration of the war. Charles

Harvey has gone under also - died

of wounds. As I told you the

wound he got appeared to be

quite a slight one but unfortunately

it went wrong way & caused

pressure on the brain. He was

operated on but without the

wished for result.

  I hope you had a good

time at Headingly. Glad you

got that Crest & I think it was

not too much to give in

return. Kenneth must have 

"come on" he can do such

a lot of wonderful things

No you ought not to wait


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  • December 11, 2018 15:44:04 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    got here the rain came & it rained

    until halfway through this morning.

    Everything is wet & muddy now

    but I hope the sun will soon

    re-appear again so that we shall have

    nice warm days. We start training

    in the morning 6:30 to 7:30 then

    breakfast followed by a morning's

    work - games in the afternoon & lectures

    in the evening. Probably we shall be

    ever so glad to get into the line

    again & live less strenuous days.

    I was very pleased to have your

    letter to greet me on my arrival

    & read it at my early breakfast.

    Seems strange to have breakfast

    just before going to bed doesn't it.

      No you had not told me

    about the costume - unless the

    letter went astray. I was pleased

    that you had been looking after

    yourself. Did I tell you that

    Hicks had been sent back some

    right side

    time ago as his nerve had gone

    & he seems very shaky. We had a

    shock the other night for we had a 

    wire to say he had died from

    suspected spotted fever. We thought

    he was well away from danger for

    the duration of the war. Charles

    Harvey has gone under also - died

    of wounds. As I told you the

    wound he got appeared to be

    quite a slight one but unfortunately

    it went wrong way & caused

    pressure on the brain. He was

    operated on but without the

    wished for result.

      I hope you had a good

    time at Headingly. Glad you

    got that Crest & I think it was

    not too much to give in

    return. Kenneth must have 

    "come on" he can do such

    a lot of wonderful things

    No you ought not to wait

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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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