Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 412

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No 21

1st Sept 1917

My Own Darling Marion,

  At last I have a chance of sitting

down & writing to you. Our journey was

made with the usual excitements

attending such things here. I told you

it was postponed for a day. After

dinner I went to bed & Underwood called

me at 2 am. At 2:45 we marched - yes

I had to walk as well - to the station

about an hour's journey. The train

was waiting for us & we were lucky

enough to have one passenger coach

on the train for the officers - a second

class & not too bad. The C.O. Fox 

Hooper & I shared one compartment.

I got a mug of hot tea before the

train went soon after 5 am. For three

hours we all slept more or less

& then breakfasted on ham

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No 21

1st Sept 1917

My Own Darling Marion,

  At last I have a chance of sitting

down & writing to you. Our journey was

made with the usual excitements

attending such things here. I told you

it was postponed for a day. After

dinner I went to bed & Underwood called

me at 2 am. At 2:45 we marched - yes

I had to walk as well - to the station

about an hour's journey. The train

was waiting for us & we were lucky

enough to have one passenger coach

on the train for the officers - a second

class & not too bad. The C.O. Fox 

Hooper & I shared one compartment.

I got a mug of hot tea before the

train went soon after 5 am. For three

hours we all slept more or less

& then breakfasted on ham


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  • December 20, 2018 22:47:54 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 21

    1st Sept 1917

    My Own Darling Marion,

      At last I have a chance of sitting

    down & writing to you. Our journey was

    made with the usual excitements

    attending such things here. I told you

    it was postponed for a day. After

    dinner I went to bed & Underwood called

    me at 2 am. At 2:45 we marched - yes

    I had to walk as well - to the station

    about an hour's journey. The train

    was waiting for us & we were lucky

    enough to have one passenger coach

    on the train for the officers - a second

    class & not too bad. The C.O. Fox 

    Hooper & I shared one compartment.

    I got a mug of hot tea before the

    train went soon after 5 am. For three

    hours we all slept more or less

    & then breakfasted on ham

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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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September 1, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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