Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 283

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Sorry the house upset you

Sweetheart but when you feel

a bit down about it you must

remember that as a result of the

house being let we had those

lovely times together at "Winton"

"Highways" "Townsend Rd" "Clovalour"

"Mill View" & Torant. Glad to hear

that the furniture has not suffered 

too much. I am pleased Alice

looks after you so well. We

were very lucky to get her

at the start were we not?

She evidently means business by the

way she set about the garden.

  So after all you will reap

a little benefit out of those

hours of toil we spent in the

garden getting out the bricks &c.

  You were very sensible to

rest & work at the same time.

Don't expect Kenneth will remember

much about the 7 weeks he spent

right side

there before. Yes I hope Maud will

come & stay with you for some

time. Had a letter from Nell last

night & she said she was at the 

station just in time to see your

train disappearing. Yes I will let

you know when the CO is coming.

I told him you would be pleased 

to "put them up" but Dean

had already written to Mr. Peter 

Shipman & the C.O. said that

if the Shipmans couldn't do with

them (CO & Mrs Johnson I mean) they would be greatly

indebted to you for making it

possible for them to spend the

few days together.

  We blew out this position by

midnight last night & fortunately

for us the rain kept off. It was

awfully slippy walking in places but

not so bad as I expected. The trenches

were in a pretty rotten state - mud

up to the knees in many places

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left side

Sorry the house upset you

Sweetheart but when you feel

a bit down about it you must

remember that as a result of the

house being let we had those

lovely times together at "Winton"

"Highways" "Townsend Rd" "Clovalour"

"Mill View" & Torant. Glad to hear

that the furniture has not suffered 

too much. I am pleased Alice

looks after you so well. We

were very lucky to get her

at the start were we not?

She evidently means business by the

way she set about the garden.

  So after all you will reap

a little benefit out of those

hours of toil we spent in the

garden getting out the bricks &c.

  You were very sensible to

rest & work at the same time.

Don't expect Kenneth will remember

much about the 7 weeks he spent

right side

there before. Yes I hope Maud will

come & stay with you for some

time. Had a letter from Nell last

night & she said she was at the 

station just in time to see your

train disappearing. Yes I will let

you know when the CO is coming.

I told him you would be pleased 

to "put them up" but Dean

had already written to Mr. Peter 

Shipman & the C.O. said that

if the Shipmans couldn't do with

them (CO & Mrs Johnson I mean) they would be greatly

indebted to you for making it

possible for them to spend the

few days together.

  We blew out this position by

midnight last night & fortunately

for us the rain kept off. It was

awfully slippy walking in places but

not so bad as I expected. The trenches

were in a pretty rotten state - mud

up to the knees in many places


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  • December 16, 2018 17:03:51 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    Sorry the house upset you

    Sweetheart but when you feel

    a bit down about it you must

    remember that as a result of the

    house being let we had those

    lovely times together at "Winton"

    "Highways" "Townsend Rd" "Clovalour"

    "Mill View" & Torant. Glad to hear

    that the furniture has not suffered 

    too much. I am pleased Alice

    looks after you so well. We

    were very lucky to get her

    at the start were we not?

    She evidently means business by the

    way she set about the garden.

      So after all you will reap

    a little benefit out of those

    hours of toil we spent in the

    garden getting out the bricks &c.

      You were very sensible to

    rest & work at the same time.

    Don't expect Kenneth will remember

    much about the 7 weeks he spent

    right side

    there before. Yes I hope Maud will

    come & stay with you for some

    time. Had a letter from Nell last

    night & she said she was at the 

    station just in time to see your

    train disappearing. Yes I will let

    you know when the CO is coming.

    I told him you would be pleased 

    to "put them up" but Dean

    had already written to Mr. Peter 

    Shipman & the C.O. said that

    if the Shipmans couldn't do with

    them (CO & Mrs Johnson I mean) they would be greatly

    indebted to you for making it

    possible for them to spend the

    few days together.

      We blew out this position by

    midnight last night & fortunately

    for us the rain kept off. It was

    awfully slippy walking in places but

    not so bad as I expected. The trenches

    were in a pretty rotten state - mud

    up to the knees in many places

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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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July 2, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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