Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 278

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this time - only five days.

Am glad my British Warm got

home safely. Think you might 

send me another change of 

those thin summer underclothes.

It was nice to get them on.

I had a hot bath this morning

in preparation for trench life.

I shall be very short of officers

- only Andrews & I will be 

with the Company. I should have

stayed at HdQrs had we had

someone else to take over the 

Company. The CO is still acting 

Brigadier & seems to be having

a good time. The mail is

very late to-day but as I got

two letters yesterday I can hardly 

expect one to-day can I?

  I don't seem to have very

much news Lassie. You see

they haven't decided that I 

can go on leave yet & there

right side

is no further word of that course.

It seems like a fairy tale, but I 

know it isn't really.

  It is a long long time since 

I was with you Darling & I do

want to come & see you & talk

to you & to help you to look

after our Boy. But for missing

you I think I could be

content to stop out here for the 

life suits me in many ways,

there is always something to do

& the work is more interesting 

to me than "a night in town"

would be. My men are still

in splendid spirits and as

cheerful as they can be. All

the soldiers one sees out here

seem cheerful & take the

dangers & the discomforts very 

lightly. Of course they are

first class grousers but one

rarely hears a real grumble

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left side

this time - only five days.

Am glad my British Warm got

home safely. Think you might 

send me another change of 

those thin summer underclothes.

It was nice to get them on.

I had a hot bath this morning

in preparation for trench life.

I shall be very short of officers

- only Andrews & I will be 

with the Company. I should have

stayed at HdQrs had we had

someone else to take over the 

Company. The CO is still acting 

Brigadier & seems to be having

a good time. The mail is

very late to-day but as I got

two letters yesterday I can hardly 

expect one to-day can I?

  I don't seem to have very

much news Lassie. You see

they haven't decided that I 

can go on leave yet & there

right side

is no further word of that course.

It seems like a fairy tale, but I 

know it isn't really.

  It is a long long time since 

I was with you Darling & I do

want to come & see you & talk

to you & to help you to look

after our Boy. But for missing

you I think I could be

content to stop out here for the 

life suits me in many ways,

there is always something to do

& the work is more interesting 

to me than "a night in town"

would be. My men are still

in splendid spirits and as

cheerful as they can be. All

the soldiers one sees out here

seem cheerful & take the

dangers & the discomforts very 

lightly. Of course they are

first class grousers but one

rarely hears a real grumble


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  • December 15, 2018 23:49:37 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    this time - only five days.

    Am glad my British Warm got

    home safely. Think you might 

    send me another change of 

    those thin summer underclothes.

    It was nice to get them on.

    I had a hot bath this morning

    in preparation for trench life.

    I shall be very short of officers

    - only Andrews & I will be 

    with the Company. I should have

    stayed at HdQrs had we had

    someone else to take over the 

    Company. The CO is still acting 

    Brigadier & seems to be having

    a good time. The mail is

    very late to-day but as I got

    two letters yesterday I can hardly 

    expect one to-day can I?

      I don't seem to have very

    much news Lassie. You see

    they haven't decided that I 

    can go on leave yet & there

    right side

    is no further word of that course.

    It seems like a fairy tale, but I 

    know it isn't really.

      It is a long long time since 

    I was with you Darling & I do

    want to come & see you & talk

    to you & to help you to look

    after our Boy. But for missing

    you I think I could be

    content to stop out here for the 

    life suits me in many ways,

    there is always something to do

    & the work is more interesting 

    to me than "a night in town"

    would be. My men are still

    in splendid spirits and as

    cheerful as they can be. All

    the soldiers one sees out here

    seem cheerful & take the

    dangers & the discomforts very 

    lightly. Of course they are

    first class grousers but one

    rarely hears a real grumble

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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July 1, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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