Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 297

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7/7/17

My Own Darling Wife,

  It is noon and a lovely 

summer day. I am writing in my wee

hut - a bird is whistling gaily in the 

cherry tree just behind and the

whistle & burst of the Boche shells are

only heard in the distance. The war

seems a long way off, especially

as we know that we move to

our new camp - still farther back

in three days time. In an hour

I am riding over to see the new

camp and as there is a Divisional

Sports &c Committee meeting to attend.

After that I may not get a chance 

of writing later - hence this

effort in the middle of the day.

  Ta for your letter received last

night. Our last tour of duty

was quite a good one. I had a

couple of men lightly wounded and

these were the only cases in the Battalion 

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7/7/17

My Own Darling Wife,

  It is noon and a lovely 

summer day. I am writing in my wee

hut - a bird is whistling gaily in the 

cherry tree just behind and the

whistle & burst of the Boche shells are

only heard in the distance. The war

seems a long way off, especially

as we know that we move to

our new camp - still farther back

in three days time. In an hour

I am riding over to see the new

camp and as there is a Divisional

Sports &c Committee meeting to attend.

After that I may not get a chance 

of writing later - hence this

effort in the middle of the day.

  Ta for your letter received last

night. Our last tour of duty

was quite a good one. I had a

couple of men lightly wounded and

these were the only cases in the Battalion 


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  • December 16, 2018 20:54:32 Thomas A. Lingner

    7/7/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

      It is noon and a lovely 

    summer day. I am writing in my wee

    hut - a bird is whistling gaily in the 

    cherry tree just behind and the

    whistle & burst of the Boche shells are

    only heard in the distance. The war

    seems a long way off, especially

    as we know that we move to

    our new camp - still farther back

    in three days time. In an hour

    I am riding over to see the new

    camp and as there is a Divisional

    Sports &c Committee meeting to attend.

    After that I may not get a chance 

    of writing later - hence this

    effort in the middle of the day.

      Ta for your letter received last

    night. Our last tour of duty

    was quite a good one. I had a

    couple of men lightly wounded and

    these were the only cases in the Battalion 

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 56670
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Kate Ward
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July 7, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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