Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 301

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left side

to get out of the work this time

owing to my plea of having

much to do as Battalion

Commander. Even then it was a

near thing. The riding was very

pleasant yesterday & Sally & I

were on very good terms. The

Divisional Commander is coming

to inspect our present quarters

this afternoon & owing to the

rain we are up to the eyes

- more or less - in mud. I hope

he will be satisfied after he

has splashed round. It would

be better if he waited for the fine

day we may have to-morrow.

I am going to make a dash across

for lunch - the rain doesn't appear

to be stopping & my hunger is

growing. Bye Bye for the present

& I'll come back & work more

later. Have lunched on Bully Beef

& pickles & feel much refreshed.

right side

I don't seem to have much news

to tell you for there is little

to do and practically all the

men are out on working parties.

  I cannot make much 

preparation for our training as

the instructions have not 

been issued yet and I don't 

care for spending my energies

in useless work. My orderly

Holmes went sick yesterday

with a temperature of 102. He

was not much worse in the

evening though the thermometer

read 105. The M.O. said his

thermometer must be wrong but

I shall be glad to hear that Holmes

is not seriously ill. He

certainly did not appear to be

very bad. 

  By the time you get this we shall

have had five months in the forward

area. It doesn't seem very much but it


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left side

to get out of the work this time

owing to my plea of having

much to do as Battalion

Commander. Even then it was a

near thing. The riding was very

pleasant yesterday & Sally & I

were on very good terms. The

Divisional Commander is coming

to inspect our present quarters

this afternoon & owing to the

rain we are up to the eyes

- more or less - in mud. I hope

he will be satisfied after he

has splashed round. It would

be better if he waited for the fine

day we may have to-morrow.

I am going to make a dash across

for lunch - the rain doesn't appear

to be stopping & my hunger is

growing. Bye Bye for the present

& I'll come back & work more

later. Have lunched on Bully Beef

& pickles & feel much refreshed.

right side

I don't seem to have much news

to tell you for there is little

to do and practically all the

men are out on working parties.

  I cannot make much 

preparation for our training as

the instructions have not 

been issued yet and I don't 

care for spending my energies

in useless work. My orderly

Holmes went sick yesterday

with a temperature of 102. He

was not much worse in the

evening though the thermometer

read 105. The M.O. said his

thermometer must be wrong but

I shall be glad to hear that Holmes

is not seriously ill. He

certainly did not appear to be

very bad. 

  By the time you get this we shall

have had five months in the forward

area. It doesn't seem very much but it



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  • December 16, 2018 23:31:12 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    to get out of the work this time

    owing to my plea of having

    much to do as Battalion

    Commander. Even then it was a

    near thing. The riding was very

    pleasant yesterday & Sally & I

    were on very good terms. The

    Divisional Commander is coming

    to inspect our present quarters

    this afternoon & owing to the

    rain we are up to the eyes

    - more or less - in mud. I hope

    he will be satisfied after he

    has splashed round. It would

    be better if he waited for the fine

    day we may have to-morrow.

    I am going to make a dash across

    for lunch - the rain doesn't appear

    to be stopping & my hunger is

    growing. Bye Bye for the present

    & I'll come back & work more

    later. Have lunched on Bully Beef

    & pickles & feel much refreshed.

    right side

    I don't seem to have much news

    to tell you for there is little

    to do and practically all the

    men are out on working parties.

      I cannot make much 

    preparation for our training as

    the instructions have not 

    been issued yet and I don't 

    care for spending my energies

    in useless work. My orderly

    Holmes went sick yesterday

    with a temperature of 102. He

    was not much worse in the

    evening though the thermometer

    read 105. The M.O. said his

    thermometer must be wrong but

    I shall be glad to hear that Holmes

    is not seriously ill. He

    certainly did not appear to be

    very bad. 

      By the time you get this we shall

    have had five months in the forward

    area. It doesn't seem very much but it


  • December 16, 2018 23:31:01 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    to get out of the work this time

    owing to my plea of having

    much to do as Battalion

    Commander. Even then it was a

    near thing. The riding was very

    pleasant yesterday & Sally & I

    were on very good terms. The

    Divisional Commander is coming

    to inspect our present quarters

    this afternoon & owing to the

    rain we are up to the eyes

    - more or less - in mud. I hope

    he will be satisfied after he

    has splashed round. It would

    be better if he waited for the fine

    day we may have to-morrow.

    I am going to make a dash across

    for lunch - the rain doesn't appear

    to be stopping & my hunger is

    growing. Bye Bye for the present

    & I'll come back & work more

    later. Have lunched on Bully Beef

    & pickles & feel much refreshed.

    right side

    I don't seem to have much news

    to tell you for there is little

    to do and practically all the

    men are out on working parties.

      I cannot make much 

    preparation for our training as

    the instructions have not 

    been issued yet and I don't 

    care for spending my energies

    in useless work. My orderly

    Holmes went sick yesterday

    with a temperature of 102. He

    was not much worse in the

    evening though the thermometer

    read 105. The M.O. said his

    thermometer must be wrong but

    I shall be glad to hear that Holmes

    is not seriously ill. He

    certainly did not appear to be

    very bad. 

      By the time you get this we shall

    have had five months in the forward

    area. It doesn't seem very much but it



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Kate Ward
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July 8, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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