Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 520

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No 52

11th Oct 1917

My Own Darling,

  We are still moving - no letters for

two days & no chance of getting any for at least two

more. Yesterday we woke & saw a fine morning but soon

after seven it was pouring with rain. At ten when the

Bn started it was still raining heavily. I remained behind

until 11 am & then trotted off on Sally. We did twelve

miles with very little walking but fortunately the 

rain ceased for a few miles & then we only had

light rain after that. Even then it was hardly

what one would call a pleasant day. By the time

the Bn arrived the sun was trying to shine & we

managed to billet the men before it rained again.

I had a very nice clean billet with a lovely soft

bed. Dean was at the Priest's house & we had

our mess there as well. A late lunch, a little

work dinner & then bed was the programme.

I had a very good night - a good breakfast &

then off again. We left about 9:30 & the day

has been rather a nice October day. There is

not much heat in the sun but the

sunshine is very pleasant. Our march to-

day was only about six miles - just a breather.

Our new village was reached at noon & by

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No 52

11th Oct 1917

My Own Darling,

  We are still moving - no letters for

two days & no chance of getting any for at least two

more. Yesterday we woke & saw a fine morning but soon

after seven it was pouring with rain. At ten when the

Bn started it was still raining heavily. I remained behind

until 11 am & then trotted off on Sally. We did twelve

miles with very little walking but fortunately the 

rain ceased for a few miles & then we only had

light rain after that. Even then it was hardly

what one would call a pleasant day. By the time

the Bn arrived the sun was trying to shine & we

managed to billet the men before it rained again.

I had a very nice clean billet with a lovely soft

bed. Dean was at the Priest's house & we had

our mess there as well. A late lunch, a little

work dinner & then bed was the programme.

I had a very good night - a good breakfast &

then off again. We left about 9:30 & the day

has been rather a nice October day. There is

not much heat in the sun but the

sunshine is very pleasant. Our march to-

day was only about six miles - just a breather.

Our new village was reached at noon & by


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  • December 28, 2018 14:21:29 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 52

    11th Oct 1917

    My Own Darling,

      We are still moving - no letters for

    two days & no chance of getting any for at least two

    more. Yesterday we woke & saw a fine morning but soon

    after seven it was pouring with rain. At ten when the

    Bn started it was still raining heavily. I remained behind

    until 11 am & then trotted off on Sally. We did twelve

    miles with very little walking but fortunately the 

    rain ceased for a few miles & then we only had

    light rain after that. Even then it was hardly

    what one would call a pleasant day. By the time

    the Bn arrived the sun was trying to shine & we

    managed to billet the men before it rained again.

    I had a very nice clean billet with a lovely soft

    bed. Dean was at the Priest's house & we had

    our mess there as well. A late lunch, a little

    work dinner & then bed was the programme.

    I had a very good night - a good breakfast &

    then off again. We left about 9:30 & the day

    has been rather a nice October day. There is

    not much heat in the sun but the

    sunshine is very pleasant. Our march to-

    day was only about six miles - just a breather.

    Our new village was reached at noon & by

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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October 11, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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