Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 237

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letter to say his father had died. He

actually died before the telegram arrived.

At our present leave allotment it will

take about fifty years for everyone in 

the Division to get leave. We are

allowed to send one officer or man per

day - that if divided equally would

give about six leaves per Coy in 

a year. At present leave is

available for special cases only 

& no allotment is made for

Battalion. I think this is due to

the fact that some of the troops

now in France have been on other

fronts & have had no leave for 

two years so they are giving them

a chance - think they have earned it

too.

  It is just four months to-day

since I last saw you. That is the

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letter to say his father had died. He

actually died before the telegram arrived.

At our present leave allotment it will

take about fifty years for everyone in 

the Division to get leave. We are

allowed to send one officer or man per

day - that if divided equally would

give about six leaves per Coy in 

a year. At present leave is

available for special cases only 

& no allotment is made for

Battalion. I think this is due to

the fact that some of the troops

now in France have been on other

fronts & have had no leave for 

two years so they are giving them

a chance - think they have earned it

too.

  It is just four months to-day

since I last saw you. That is the


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  • December 15, 2018 16:15:17 Thomas A. Lingner

    letter to say his father had died. He

    actually died before the telegram arrived.

    At our present leave allotment it will

    take about fifty years for everyone in 

    the Division to get leave. We are

    allowed to send one officer or man per

    day - that if divided equally would

    give about six leaves per Coy in 

    a year. At present leave is

    available for special cases only 

    & no allotment is made for

    Battalion. I think this is due to

    the fact that some of the troops

    now in France have been on other

    fronts & have had no leave for 

    two years so they are giving them

    a chance - think they have earned it

    too.

      It is just four months to-day

    since I last saw you. That is the

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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June 15, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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