Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 292

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4/7/17

My Own Darling Wife,

  Ta for your long letter

received last night just as I 

was setting out to spend the

night in the trenches. I meant 

to write a letter this afternoon but

just as I was washing - after breakfast

& about 12 noon; I had a telephone 

message from the major to say I

was to go up & see him. I did

so to find he was going off early

in the morning & that I was to

take over command of the Battalion.

The CO goes off to-morrow as

well so that I shall be 

in command for three weeks

unless I go away on that 

course. Glad you treated 

the Electric Light people properly.

  Glad to hear that Kenneth

is settled down & happy in 

spite of the newness & the noises

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4/7/17

My Own Darling Wife,

  Ta for your long letter

received last night just as I 

was setting out to spend the

night in the trenches. I meant 

to write a letter this afternoon but

just as I was washing - after breakfast

& about 12 noon; I had a telephone 

message from the major to say I

was to go up & see him. I did

so to find he was going off early

in the morning & that I was to

take over command of the Battalion.

The CO goes off to-morrow as

well so that I shall be 

in command for three weeks

unless I go away on that 

course. Glad you treated 

the Electric Light people properly.

  Glad to hear that Kenneth

is settled down & happy in 

spite of the newness & the noises


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  • December 16, 2018 20:25:19 Thomas A. Lingner

    4/7/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

      Ta for your long letter

    received last night just as I 

    was setting out to spend the

    night in the trenches. I meant 

    to write a letter this afternoon but

    just as I was washing - after breakfast

    & about 12 noon; I had a telephone 

    message from the major to say I

    was to go up & see him. I did

    so to find he was going off early

    in the morning & that I was to

    take over command of the Battalion.

    The CO goes off to-morrow as

    well so that I shall be 

    in command for three weeks

    unless I go away on that 

    course. Glad you treated 

    the Electric Light people properly.

      Glad to hear that Kenneth

    is settled down & happy in 

    spite of the newness & the noises

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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 4, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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