Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 170

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My Own Dear Wife, 

  Yesterday we marched from

8 am to 4 pm with a useful

rest at midday. I believe it was

the hottest day we have had only 

to-day matches it. It was almost too

hot to ride so you can imagine

what the men thought of it when

they were marching in full kit.

However we all got here safely

& then had to pitch tents. We could

almost imagine we were doing 

the march to Tralee again. We do

not know how long we are staying 

here but I think we shall have

to move nearer the Boche in a 

day or two. I was very pleased to

get your loving letter last night

& to see that you were both well

& still enjoying life. The CO has

been much fitter lately than he was

at first. He has gone away on a

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My Own Dear Wife, 

  Yesterday we marched from

8 am to 4 pm with a useful

rest at midday. I believe it was

the hottest day we have had only 

to-day matches it. It was almost too

hot to ride so you can imagine

what the men thought of it when

they were marching in full kit.

However we all got here safely

& then had to pitch tents. We could

almost imagine we were doing 

the march to Tralee again. We do

not know how long we are staying 

here but I think we shall have

to move nearer the Boche in a 

day or two. I was very pleased to

get your loving letter last night

& to see that you were both well

& still enjoying life. The CO has

been much fitter lately than he was

at first. He has gone away on a


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  • December 12, 2018 02:06:16 Thomas A. Lingner

    My Own Dear Wife, 

      Yesterday we marched from

    8 am to 4 pm with a useful

    rest at midday. I believe it was

    the hottest day we have had only 

    to-day matches it. It was almost too

    hot to ride so you can imagine

    what the men thought of it when

    they were marching in full kit.

    However we all got here safely

    & then had to pitch tents. We could

    almost imagine we were doing 

    the march to Tralee again. We do

    not know how long we are staying 

    here but I think we shall have

    to move nearer the Boche in a 

    day or two. I was very pleased to

    get your loving letter last night

    & to see that you were both well

    & still enjoying life. The CO has

    been much fitter lately than he was

    at first. He has gone away on a

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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May, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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