Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 296

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left side

playing popular airs. Everything

is very peaceful - even the

distant bursts of the shells do

not make one think of danger.

The CO & Dean have gone so for

the time being I am a real

live Battalion Commander. This 

afternoon the GOC came along

& inspected my camp. As I had

only been awake an hour

or two you can guess how 

much I knew about the show.

He was quite decent about

things though & told me

what he would expect to

find at the next camp

where we should really 

be out of the line. We are

in reserve at present & have

to find working parties - fatigues

& such like pleasant things. 

  Ta for your letter of the 29th.

Yes Walker has been missing

right side

since the night Bryant was 

killed. Sorry if I forgot to mention

it. Leave seems less hopeful

again now but I heard yesterday

that the course I may possibly

get is held in England &

lasts over two months. Wonder

if it is true?

  Well Sweetheart I love you

but if this letter is to go off

to tell you that to-night I

must stop writing.

  Kisses & love to Kenneth & all

thoughts, kisses, & love to you

Your loving Hubby

Harold

Capt H Ward

2/4 Lincoln Regt

B E F

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left side

playing popular airs. Everything

is very peaceful - even the

distant bursts of the shells do

not make one think of danger.

The CO & Dean have gone so for

the time being I am a real

live Battalion Commander. This 

afternoon the GOC came along

& inspected my camp. As I had

only been awake an hour

or two you can guess how 

much I knew about the show.

He was quite decent about

things though & told me

what he would expect to

find at the next camp

where we should really 

be out of the line. We are

in reserve at present & have

to find working parties - fatigues

& such like pleasant things. 

  Ta for your letter of the 29th.

Yes Walker has been missing

right side

since the night Bryant was 

killed. Sorry if I forgot to mention

it. Leave seems less hopeful

again now but I heard yesterday

that the course I may possibly

get is held in England &

lasts over two months. Wonder

if it is true?

  Well Sweetheart I love you

but if this letter is to go off

to tell you that to-night I

must stop writing.

  Kisses & love to Kenneth & all

thoughts, kisses, & love to you

Your loving Hubby

Harold

Capt H Ward

2/4 Lincoln Regt

B E F


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  • December 16, 2018 20:49:24 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    playing popular airs. Everything

    is very peaceful - even the

    distant bursts of the shells do

    not make one think of danger.

    The CO & Dean have gone so for

    the time being I am a real

    live Battalion Commander. This 

    afternoon the GOC came along

    & inspected my camp. As I had

    only been awake an hour

    or two you can guess how 

    much I knew about the show.

    He was quite decent about

    things though & told me

    what he would expect to

    find at the next camp

    where we should really 

    be out of the line. We are

    in reserve at present & have

    to find working parties - fatigues

    & such like pleasant things. 

      Ta for your letter of the 29th.

    Yes Walker has been missing

    right side

    since the night Bryant was 

    killed. Sorry if I forgot to mention

    it. Leave seems less hopeful

    again now but I heard yesterday

    that the course I may possibly

    get is held in England &

    lasts over two months. Wonder

    if it is true?

      Well Sweetheart I love you

    but if this letter is to go off

    to tell you that to-night I

    must stop writing.

      Kisses & love to Kenneth & all

    thoughts, kisses, & love to you

    Your loving Hubby

    Harold

    Capt H Ward

    2/4 Lincoln Regt

    B E F

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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July 6, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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