Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 383

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No 13

22/8/17

My Own Darling Wife,

  It is sixteen hours since I had

my breakfast & yet it has only just turned 

6 pm. I cannot say I have spent all the

day travelling for I came right through

in a motor lorry & arrived at this

village before noon. Half the Bn started

this morning at 4 am & the remainder

came on a little over three hours

behind them in motor busses. These

caught up the first half at the

"halfway house" & then got out & 

walked whilst the others rode.

In this way we did a good day's 

journey fairly easily. We are now

in a French village where there

are inhabitants & the CO & I

have a billet together. I have a

wee room by the side of the 

fold yard. It (the room) is very

clean & contains a most comfy

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No 13

22/8/17

My Own Darling Wife,

  It is sixteen hours since I had

my breakfast & yet it has only just turned 

6 pm. I cannot say I have spent all the

day travelling for I came right through

in a motor lorry & arrived at this

village before noon. Half the Bn started

this morning at 4 am & the remainder

came on a little over three hours

behind them in motor busses. These

caught up the first half at the

"halfway house" & then got out & 

walked whilst the others rode.

In this way we did a good day's 

journey fairly easily. We are now

in a French village where there

are inhabitants & the CO & I

have a billet together. I have a

wee room by the side of the 

fold yard. It (the room) is very

clean & contains a most comfy


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  • December 20, 2018 00:27:03 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 13

    22/8/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

      It is sixteen hours since I had

    my breakfast & yet it has only just turned 

    6 pm. I cannot say I have spent all the

    day travelling for I came right through

    in a motor lorry & arrived at this

    village before noon. Half the Bn started

    this morning at 4 am & the remainder

    came on a little over three hours

    behind them in motor busses. These

    caught up the first half at the

    "halfway house" & then got out & 

    walked whilst the others rode.

    In this way we did a good day's 

    journey fairly easily. We are now

    in a French village where there

    are inhabitants & the CO & I

    have a billet together. I have a

    wee room by the side of the 

    fold yard. It (the room) is very

    clean & contains a most comfy

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 56756
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Contributor
Kate Ward
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August 22, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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