Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 283
- December 16, 2018 17:03:51 Thomas A. Lingner
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
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
Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,
- 5037 / 56656
- Kate Ward
July 2, 1917
- Western Front