Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 160

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22/5/17

7:30 AM

My Own Darling Marion,

                             I am afraid you will think I

am rather neglectful in answering your

letters for several times lately I have a written

scrappy notes and promised to answer your

letter lately. I do enjoy getting your

letters - they are the best part of life out here

+ I get quite down-hearted when the post

arrives without a letter. We get settled

for such short periods and there are

many things that require doing at any

there so that when I sit down to spend a

long time with you, I am as often as

not called upon to do something else.

Last night when the major called he kept

me busy for an hour, then we had to

walk over to the next village + we were

there a further two hours. I was very late

for dinner + then had to get out a work

program for to-day only to find an hour

or so later that there was a route march for

to-day + later still came an order to march  

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22/5/17

7:30 AM

My Own Darling Marion,

                             I am afraid you will think I

am rather neglectful in answering your

letters for several times lately I have a written

scrappy notes and promised to answer your

letter lately. I do enjoy getting your

letters - they are the best part of life out here

+ I get quite down-hearted when the post

arrives without a letter. We get settled

for such short periods and there are

many things that require doing at any

there so that when I sit down to spend a

long time with you, I am as often as

not called upon to do something else.

Last night when the major called he kept

me busy for an hour, then we had to

walk over to the next village + we were

there a further two hours. I was very late

for dinner + then had to get out a work

program for to-day only to find an hour

or so later that there was a route march for

to-day + later still came an order to march  


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  • December 11, 2018 18:01:56 Thomas A. Lingner

    22/5/17

    7:30 AM

    My Own Darling Marion,

                                 I am afraid you will think I

    am rather neglectful in answering your

    letters for several times lately I have a written

    scrappy notes and promised to answer your

    letter lately. I do enjoy getting your

    letters - they are the best part of life out here

    + I get quite down-hearted when the post

    arrives without a letter. We get settled

    for such short periods and there are

    many things that require doing at any

    there so that when I sit down to spend a

    long time with you, I am as often as

    not called upon to do something else.

    Last night when the major called he kept

    me busy for an hour, then we had to

    walk over to the next village + we were

    there a further two hours. I was very late

    for dinner + then had to get out a work

    program for to-day only to find an hour

    or so later that there was a route march for

    to-day + later still came an order to march  

  • December 10, 2018 17:01:40 Jessica McCane

                                                      22/5/17

    My own Darling                       7.30 AM

                                 I am afraid you will think I

    am rather neglectful in answering your

    letters for several times lately I have a rather

    scrappy notes and promise to answer your

    letter lately. I do enjoy getting your

    letters- they are the best part of life out here

    + I get quite down ... when the post

    arrives without a letter. We get settled

    for such short periods and there are

    many things that require doing at any

    there so that when I sit down to ... a

    long time with you I am as after as

    not called upon to do something else.

     Last night when the mayor called he kept

    me busy for an hour, then we had to

    walk over to the next village + we were

    there a further two hours. I was very late

    for dinner + then had to get ... work

    program for ... only to find an hour

    or so later that there was a route march for

    today + later ... came an order to march  


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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May 22, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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