Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 288

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 left side  

Luxury in the front line again

you see. I feel very fit & well

Darling & I should enjoy a

few days leave. We are only

doing a short tour in the line

this time & then we are going

right out after a further five

days in reserve. Possibly we

may go to another area

then to see how things are

going. Yes, the rest period

was over when your letter

arrived. Yes I believe there are

lots of first class entertainers out

here but we don't allow them 

quite so near the Boche. Our

"Crimps" are all soldiers but

they are very good. One of them

used to be with Catlins at 

Scarborough. I am glad you

are getting on well with the

house. I was asking the CO

about his course to-day & it is

right side

through so he will be at 

Grantham in ten days or so I 

believe. He had not heard from

his wife as to her plans or from

the Shipmans so I repeated

our invitation. It is so difficult

to arrange things from here, but

expect he will have a good 

time somehow or other.

  Glad you saw Mr. E. Please 

remember me to all who 

send messages. Do you

find much change in the

town? Is there plenty of food

to be had & are things very

dear?

  Hope you had a good time

at Shirly Croft & that 

Kenneth was good to "Auntie"

Gladys. Has McI seen 

the small boy he

christened & what does he think

of him? Is Mrs. Elliott still

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 left side  

Luxury in the front line again

you see. I feel very fit & well

Darling & I should enjoy a

few days leave. We are only

doing a short tour in the line

this time & then we are going

right out after a further five

days in reserve. Possibly we

may go to another area

then to see how things are

going. Yes, the rest period

was over when your letter

arrived. Yes I believe there are

lots of first class entertainers out

here but we don't allow them 

quite so near the Boche. Our

"Crimps" are all soldiers but

they are very good. One of them

used to be with Catlins at 

Scarborough. I am glad you

are getting on well with the

house. I was asking the CO

about his course to-day & it is

right side

through so he will be at 

Grantham in ten days or so I 

believe. He had not heard from

his wife as to her plans or from

the Shipmans so I repeated

our invitation. It is so difficult

to arrange things from here, but

expect he will have a good 

time somehow or other.

  Glad you saw Mr. E. Please 

remember me to all who 

send messages. Do you

find much change in the

town? Is there plenty of food

to be had & are things very

dear?

  Hope you had a good time

at Shirly Croft & that 

Kenneth was good to "Auntie"

Gladys. Has McI seen 

the small boy he

christened & what does he think

of him? Is Mrs. Elliott still


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  • December 16, 2018 17:29:47 Thomas A. Lingner

     left side  

    Luxury in the front line again

    you see. I feel very fit & well

    Darling & I should enjoy a

    few days leave. We are only

    doing a short tour in the line

    this time & then we are going

    right out after a further five

    days in reserve. Possibly we

    may go to another area

    then to see how things are

    going. Yes, the rest period

    was over when your letter

    arrived. Yes I believe there are

    lots of first class entertainers out

    here but we don't allow them 

    quite so near the Boche. Our

    "Crimps" are all soldiers but

    they are very good. One of them

    used to be with Catlins at 

    Scarborough. I am glad you

    are getting on well with the

    house. I was asking the CO

    about his course to-day & it is

    right side

    through so he will be at 

    Grantham in ten days or so I 

    believe. He had not heard from

    his wife as to her plans or from

    the Shipmans so I repeated

    our invitation. It is so difficult

    to arrange things from here, but

    expect he will have a good 

    time somehow or other.

      Glad you saw Mr. E. Please 

    remember me to all who 

    send messages. Do you

    find much change in the

    town? Is there plenty of food

    to be had & are things very

    dear?

      Hope you had a good time

    at Shirly Croft & that 

    Kenneth was good to "Auntie"

    Gladys. Has McI seen 

    the small boy he

    christened & what does he think

    of him? Is Mrs. Elliott still

  • December 16, 2018 17:29:00 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    Luxury in the front line again

    you see. I feel very fit & well

    Darling & I should enjoy a

    few days leave. We are only

    doing a short tour in the line

    this time & then we are going

    right out after a further five

    days in reserve. Possibly we

    may go to another area

    then to see how things are

    going. Yes, the rest period

    was over when your letter

    arrived. Yes I believe there are

    lots of first class entertainers out

    here but we don't allow them 

    quite so near the Boche. Our

    "Crimps" are all soldiers but

    they are very good. One of them

    used to be with Catlins at 

    Scarborough. I am glad you

    are getting on well with the

    house. I was asking the CO

    about his course to-day & it is

    right side

    through so he will be at 

    Grantham in ten days or so I 

    believe. He had not heard from

    his wife as to her plans or from

    the Shipmans so I repeated

    our invitation. It is so difficult

    to arrange things from here, but

    expect he will have a good 

    time somehow or other.

      Glad you saw Mr. E. Please 

    remember me to all who 

    send messages. Do you

    find much change in the

    town? Is there plenty of food

    to be had & are things very

    dear?

      Hope you had a good time

    at Shirly Croft & that 

    Kenneth was good to "Auntie"

    Gladys. Has McI seen 

    the small boy he

    christened & what does he think

    of him? Is Mrs. Elliott still


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July 3, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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