Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 217

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for all the men to sleep in. We

knocked off about 4 am & had

breakfast at 9 am. At 10 o'clock we

were all working again on parts 

of the trench not under observation.

My shelter was not good enough for

me so we completed another that

had been started by the R. E.

The holes had been dug & part of 

the roof put on but at the bottom 

was about 6" of water. We completed

the roof & made it practically proof 

against shrapnell & then we got

out of the water & mud & put in a 

wooden floor. As the dug out is

12 ft by 8 ft you can see we had

to work. Then we made a form

along one side; Shelves, hooks, &c. for

food & equipment, completed the

interior, as we had already got a table

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for all the men to sleep in. We

knocked off about 4 am & had

breakfast at 9 am. At 10 o'clock we

were all working again on parts 

of the trench not under observation.

My shelter was not good enough for

me so we completed another that

had been started by the R. E.

The holes had been dug & part of 

the roof put on but at the bottom 

was about 6" of water. We completed

the roof & made it practically proof 

against shrapnell & then we got

out of the water & mud & put in a 

wooden floor. As the dug out is

12 ft by 8 ft you can see we had

to work. Then we made a form

along one side; Shelves, hooks, &c. for

food & equipment, completed the

interior, as we had already got a table


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  • December 14, 2018 19:00:38 Thomas A. Lingner

    for all the men to sleep in. We

    knocked off about 4 am & had

    breakfast at 9 am. At 10 o'clock we

    were all working again on parts 

    of the trench not under observation.

    My shelter was not good enough for

    me so we completed another that

    had been started by the R. E.

    The holes had been dug & part of 

    the roof put on but at the bottom 

    was about 6" of water. We completed

    the roof & made it practically proof 

    against shrapnell & then we got

    out of the water & mud & put in a 

    wooden floor. As the dug out is

    12 ft by 8 ft you can see we had

    to work. Then we made a form

    along one side; Shelves, hooks, &c. for

    food & equipment, completed the

    interior, as we had already got a table

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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Kate Ward
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June 9, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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