Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 575

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No 3

25/11/17

My Own Darling Wife,

               I am sorry you will have

been so long without a letter but although

I could have written I had no chance of

posting. I hope you have been able to

imagine that all was well for I have

only been into the danger area for a

short period one day. On Wednesday I was

expecting a bus to take some of us forward on

 a joy ride but it didn't come. We

received the order to move about 10 pm +

at 10.43 pm set off on a twelve mile march.

We settled into our new camp + at   

7 am  I turned in. At 10 am I was told the

bus had arrived so I dressed + got

a hurried breakfast + was off by 10-30 am

Not really a long night's rest was it?

We had a good long ride + then I walked

for four hours + had a most

interesting time looking at an area

where I had been before but from

a different point of view. I was somewhat

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No 3

25/11/17

My Own Darling Wife,

               I am sorry you will have

been so long without a letter but although

I could have written I had no chance of

posting. I hope you have been able to

imagine that all was well for I have

only been into the danger area for a

short period one day. On Wednesday I was

expecting a bus to take some of us forward on

 a joy ride but it didn't come. We

received the order to move about 10 pm +

at 10.43 pm set off on a twelve mile march.

We settled into our new camp + at   

7 am  I turned in. At 10 am I was told the

bus had arrived so I dressed + got

a hurried breakfast + was off by 10-30 am

Not really a long night's rest was it?

We had a good long ride + then I walked

for four hours + had a most

interesting time looking at an area

where I had been before but from

a different point of view. I was somewhat


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  • January 3, 2019 19:58:10 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 3

    25/11/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                   I am sorry you will have

    been so long without a letter but although

    I could have written I had no chance of

    posting. I hope you have been able to

    imagine that all was well for I have

    only been into the danger area for a

    short period one day. On Wednesday I was

    expecting a bus to take some of us forward on

     a joy ride but it didn't come. We

    received the order to move about 10 pm +

    at 10.43 pm set off on a twelve mile march.

    We settled into our new camp + at   

    7 am  I turned in. At 10 am I was told the

    bus had arrived so I dressed + got

    a hurried breakfast + was off by 10-30 am

    Not really a long night's rest was it?

    We had a good long ride + then I walked

    for four hours + had a most

    interesting time looking at an area

    where I had been before but from

    a different point of view. I was somewhat

  • January 3, 2019 19:56:31 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 3

    25/11/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                   I am sorry you will have

    been so long without a letter but although

    I could have written I had no chance of

    posting. I hope you have been able to

    imagine that all was well for I have

    only been into the danger area for a

    short period one day. On Wednesday I was

    expecting a bus to take some of us forward on

     a joy ride but it didn't come. We

    received the order to move about 10 pm +

    at 10.43 pm set off on a twelve mile march.

    We settled into our new camp + at   

    7 am  I turned in At 10 am  I was told the

    bus had  arrived so I dressed + got

    a hurried breakfast + was off by 10-30 am

    Not really a long nights rest was it?

    We had a good long ride + then I walked

    for four hours + had a most

    interesting time looking at an area

    where I had been before but from

     a different point of view I was somewhat


  • January 3, 2019 19:54:09 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 3

    25/11/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                   I am sorry you will have

    been so long without a letter but although

    I could have written I had no chance of

    posting I hope you have been able to

    imagine that all was well for I have

    only been into the danger area for a

    short period one day. On Wednesday I was

    expecting a bus to take some of us forward on

     a joy ride but it didnt come We

    received the order to move about 10 pm +

    at 10.43 pm set off on a twelve mile  march

    We settled into our new camp + at   

    7 am  I turned in At 10 am  I was told the

    bus had  arrived so I dressed + got

    a hurried breakfast + was off by 10-30 am

    Not really a long nights rest was it?

    We had a good long ride + then I walked

    for four hours + had a most

    interesting time looking at an area

    where I had been before but from

     a different point of view I was somewhat


  • January 3, 2019 18:22:28 Annick Rodriguez

    No 3/               25/11/17

    My Own Darling Wife

                   I am sorry you will have

    been so long without a letter but although

    I could have written I had no chance of

    posting I hope you have been able to

    imagine that all was well for I have

    only been into the danger area for a

    short period one day. On Wednesday I was

    expecting a bus to take some of us forward on

     a joy ride but it didnt come We

    received the order to move about 10 pm +

    at 10.43 pm set off on a twelve mile  march

    We settled into our new camp + at   

    7 am  I turned in At 10 am  I was told the

    bus had  arrived so I dressed + got

    a hurried breakfast + was off by 10-30 am

    Not really a long nights rest was it?

    We had a good long ride + then I walked

    for four hours + had a most

    interesting time looking at an area

    where I had been before but from

     a different point of view I was somewhat


  • January 3, 2019 18:21:03 Annick Rodriguez

    No 3/               25/11/17

    My Own Darling Wife

                   I am sorry you will have

    been so long without a letter but although

    I could have written I had no chance of

    posting I hope you have been able to

    imagine that all was well for I have

    only been into the danger area for a

    short period one day. On Wednesday I was

    expecting a bus to take some of us forward on

     a joy ride but it didnt come We

    received the order to move about 10 pm +

    at 10.43 pm set off on a twelve mile  march

    We settled into our new camp + at   

    7 am  I turned in At 10 am  I was told the

    bus had  arrived so I dressed + got

    a hurried breakfast + was off by 10-30 am

    Not really a long nights rest was it?

    We had a good long ride + then I walked


  • January 3, 2019 18:14:05 Annick Rodriguez

    No 3/               25/11/17

    My Own Darling Wife

                   I am sorry you will have

    been so long without a letter but although

    I could have written I had no chance of

    posting I hope you have been able to

    imagine that all was well for I have

    only been into the danger area for a

    short period one day. On Wednesday I was

    expecting a bus to take some of us forward on

     a joy ride but it didnt come We

    received the order to move about 10 pm +


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November 25, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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