Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 269

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expected we were ordered to carry on

with training. Parade hours to be five &

work to be over by 11:30 am. Early rising

again you see. In the afternoon we had

a parade for the Divisional Commander to

present medals & rewards. After that we

had a sports committee meeting which lasted

several hours. I had an early dinner with

Howard & then we all went to the "Crump"

(Divisional Follies) & they gave us a real good

show. We called at Howard's camp on

the way home & did not get back

until after midnight. The CO is acting

Brigadier whilst the Brig is on leave & I

am acting second in command as well 

as Coy Commander. There is very little to do

in either at present but when we go into 

the line again next Sunday I shall have

to give up the Company & stay at HdQrs

unless I go on the course before then.

Don't really know which I should like to

do best, but think it is wise to go on

the course even though it may possibly

 right side  

mean that at some future day - near or

distant - I may be sent to another 

Battalion.

  It was good of you to write all those

sentences of Kenneth's down. I am glad he

is "doing" so well & I do wish I could

come & see you both. What a long long

time it is since we had a kiss isn't it

Pet? Glad you saw some old friends

in York. Did they tell you you 

were looking well? By the way & for

fear I should forget later - will you

please send me a couple of coping ink

pencils in your next parcel. I should

like to have seen Kathleen & Kenneth 

making "martial music." Fancy Jack

being quieter than Kenneth. Glad he is

well again. I am looking forward to 

your first letter from Grantham for I keep 

wondering how you are getting on &

whether you are comfy & happy. We

had a letter from Knox & expect he will

soon be back again for he had been put

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 left side  

expected we were ordered to carry on

with training. Parade hours to be five &

work to be over by 11:30 am. Early rising

again you see. In the afternoon we had

a parade for the Divisional Commander to

present medals & rewards. After that we

had a sports committee meeting which lasted

several hours. I had an early dinner with

Howard & then we all went to the "Crump"

(Divisional Follies) & they gave us a real good

show. We called at Howard's camp on

the way home & did not get back

until after midnight. The CO is acting

Brigadier whilst the Brig is on leave & I

am acting second in command as well 

as Coy Commander. There is very little to do

in either at present but when we go into 

the line again next Sunday I shall have

to give up the Company & stay at HdQrs

unless I go on the course before then.

Don't really know which I should like to

do best, but think it is wise to go on

the course even though it may possibly

 right side  

mean that at some future day - near or

distant - I may be sent to another 

Battalion.

  It was good of you to write all those

sentences of Kenneth's down. I am glad he

is "doing" so well & I do wish I could

come & see you both. What a long long

time it is since we had a kiss isn't it

Pet? Glad you saw some old friends

in York. Did they tell you you 

were looking well? By the way & for

fear I should forget later - will you

please send me a couple of coping ink

pencils in your next parcel. I should

like to have seen Kathleen & Kenneth 

making "martial music." Fancy Jack

being quieter than Kenneth. Glad he is

well again. I am looking forward to 

your first letter from Grantham for I keep 

wondering how you are getting on &

whether you are comfy & happy. We

had a letter from Knox & expect he will

soon be back again for he had been put


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  • December 15, 2018 23:03:30 Thomas A. Lingner

     left side  

    expected we were ordered to carry on

    with training. Parade hours to be five &

    work to be over by 11:30 am. Early rising

    again you see. In the afternoon we had

    a parade for the Divisional Commander to

    present medals & rewards. After that we

    had a sports committee meeting which lasted

    several hours. I had an early dinner with

    Howard & then we all went to the "Crump"

    (Divisional Follies) & they gave us a real good

    show. We called at Howard's camp on

    the way home & did not get back

    until after midnight. The CO is acting

    Brigadier whilst the Brig is on leave & I

    am acting second in command as well 

    as Coy Commander. There is very little to do

    in either at present but when we go into 

    the line again next Sunday I shall have

    to give up the Company & stay at HdQrs

    unless I go on the course before then.

    Don't really know which I should like to

    do best, but think it is wise to go on

    the course even though it may possibly

     right side  

    mean that at some future day - near or

    distant - I may be sent to another 

    Battalion.

      It was good of you to write all those

    sentences of Kenneth's down. I am glad he

    is "doing" so well & I do wish I could

    come & see you both. What a long long

    time it is since we had a kiss isn't it

    Pet? Glad you saw some old friends

    in York. Did they tell you you 

    were looking well? By the way & for

    fear I should forget later - will you

    please send me a couple of coping ink

    pencils in your next parcel. I should

    like to have seen Kathleen & Kenneth 

    making "martial music." Fancy Jack

    being quieter than Kenneth. Glad he is

    well again. I am looking forward to 

    your first letter from Grantham for I keep 

    wondering how you are getting on &

    whether you are comfy & happy. We

    had a letter from Knox & expect he will

    soon be back again for he had been put

  • December 15, 2018 23:02:22 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    expected we were ordered to carry on

    with training. Parade hours to be five &

    work to be over by 11:30 am. Early rising

    again you see. In the afternoon we had

    a parade for the Divisional Commander to

    present medals & rewards. After that we

    had a sports committee meeting which lasted

    several hours. I had an early dinner with

    Howard & then we all went to the "Crump"

    (Divisional Follies) & they gave us a real good

    show. We called at Howard's camp on

    the way home & did not get back

    until after midnight. The CO is acting

    Brigadier whilst the Brig is on leave & I

    am acting second in command as well 

    as Coy Commander. There is very little to do

    in either at present but when we go into 

    the line again next Sunday I shall have

    to give up the Company & stay at HdQrs

    unless I go on the course before then.

    Don't really know which I should like to

    do best, but think it is wise to go on

    the course even though it may possibly

    right side

    mean that at some future day - near or

    distant - I may be sent to another 

    Battalion.

      It was good of you to write all those

    sentences of Kenneth's down. I am glad he

    is "doing" so well & I do wish I could

    come & see you both. What a long long

    time it is since we had a kiss isn't it

    Pet? Glad you saw some old friends

    in York. Did they tell you you 

    were looking well? By the way & for

    fear I should forget later - will you

    please send me a couple of coping ink

    pencils in your next parcel. I should

    like to have seen Kathleen & Kenneth 

    making "martial music." Fancy Jack

    being quieter than Kenneth. Glad he is

    well again. I am looking forward to 

    your first letter from Grantham for I keep 

    wondering how you are getting on &

    whether you are comfy & happy. We

    had a letter from Knox & expect he will

    soon be back again for he had been put


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June 24, 1917
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  • Western Front




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