Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 498

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midnight when they actually

turned up. However we did very

well for we had omelettes for

lunch, tea & dinner & also

some excellent coffee. It is

impossible to describe the

change from the line to back

here. Col. German said it was

like a move from hell to heaven.

Plans for our future are still

in the air. We did not really lose

very heavily. Hall was the only

officer killed. Knox was wounded

rather badly but I have heard nothing

about him so I am still hoping

he is going on well. Gale got a

bullet through his arm. Scott & Smith

were rather severely wounded while

Hooper, Fox, Hillary Barker I believe got

"cushy" ones. You will have seen

all their names in the paper by

you get this though. The officers

suffered more loss than the

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midnight when they actually

turned up. However we did very

well for we had omelettes for

lunch, tea & dinner & also

some excellent coffee. It is

impossible to describe the

change from the line to back

here. Col. German said it was

like a move from hell to heaven.

Plans for our future are still

in the air. We did not really lose

very heavily. Hall was the only

officer killed. Knox was wounded

rather badly but I have heard nothing

about him so I am still hoping

he is going on well. Gale got a

bullet through his arm. Scott & Smith

were rather severely wounded while

Hooper, Fox, Hillary Barker I believe got

"cushy" ones. You will have seen

all their names in the paper by

you get this though. The officers

suffered more loss than the


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  • December 24, 2018 06:52:00 Thomas A. Lingner

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    midnight when they actually

    turned up. However we did very

    well for we had omelettes for

    lunch, tea & dinner & also

    some excellent coffee. It is

    impossible to describe the

    change from the line to back

    here. Col. German said it was

    like a move from hell to heaven.

    Plans for our future are still

    in the air. We did not really lose

    very heavily. Hall was the only

    officer killed. Knox was wounded

    rather badly but I have heard nothing

    about him so I am still hoping

    he is going on well. Gale got a

    bullet through his arm. Scott & Smith

    were rather severely wounded while

    Hooper, Fox, Hillary Barker I believe got

    "cushy" ones. You will have seen

    all their names in the paper by

    you get this though. The officers

    suffered more loss than the

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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October 3, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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