Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 625

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day & he is going on well though I

expect his day as a C.F. is over for

good. I didn't lose Sally. She made

a good recovery greatly to the delight

of Tales & I. I have enjoyed a ride or

two on her back since she was

hit. It would have amused you to 

see how sorry she felt for herself

but both Tales & I were very sympathetic.

My orderlies look after me very well and

I have lots to be thankful for. Time

dragged a little last night. This place

was not well organised and all my

officers are quite new to trench warfare so

there was any amount to do - but with

intervals. When I had got the others instructed

in their jobs & shown them how to run a 

company in the trenches I sent them to

sleep & sat up until dawn myself. Then

I got two hours sleep & woke up for

breakfast & found several other things

to do. I finished some time ago & now

everything is working like clock work. 

Two hot meals for the men each day

& tea or soup at 5pm 12pm & 7am

so in spite of the hard frosty weather

they ought not to take much harm.

I haven't had a man go sick for four

days & yet before that they were reporting

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day & he is going on well though I

expect his day as a C.F. is over for

good. I didn't lose Sally. She made

a good recovery greatly to the delight

of Tales & I. I have enjoyed a ride or

two on her back since she was

hit. It would have amused you to 

see how sorry she felt for herself

but both Tales & I were very sympathetic.

My orderlies look after me very well and

I have lots to be thankful for. Time

dragged a little last night. This place

was not well organised and all my

officers are quite new to trench warfare so

there was any amount to do - but with

intervals. When I had got the others instructed

in their jobs & shown them how to run a 

company in the trenches I sent them to

sleep & sat up until dawn myself. Then

I got two hours sleep & woke up for

breakfast & found several other things

to do. I finished some time ago & now

everything is working like clock work. 

Two hot meals for the men each day

& tea or soup at 5pm 12pm & 7am

so in spite of the hard frosty weather

they ought not to take much harm.

I haven't had a man go sick for four

days & yet before that they were reporting


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  • January 11, 2019 17:25:46 Stella Watkin

    day & he is going on well though I

    expect his day as a C.F. is over for

    good. I didn't lose Sally. She made

    a good recovery greatly to the delight

    of Tales & I. I have enjoyed a ride or

    two on her back since she was

    hit. It would have amused you to 

    see how sorry she felt for herself

    but both Tales & I were very sympathetic.

    My orderlies look after me very well and

    I have lots to be thankful for. Time

    dragged a little last night. This place

    was not well organised and all my

    officers are quite new to trench warfare so

    there was any amount to do - but with

    intervals. When I had got the others instructed

    in their jobs & shown them how to run a 

    company in the trenches I sent them to

    sleep & sat up until dawn myself. Then

    I got two hours sleep & woke up for

    breakfast & found several other things

    to do. I finished some time ago & now

    everything is working like clock work. 

    Two hot meals for the men each day

    & tea or soup at 5pm 12pm & 7am

    so in spite of the hard frosty weather

    they ought not to take much harm.

    I haven't had a man go sick for four

    days & yet before that they were reporting

  • January 10, 2019 18:17:29 Thomas A. Lingner

    day & he is going on well though I

    expect his day as a C.F. is over for

    good. I didn't lose Sally. She made

    a good recovery greatly to the delight

    of Tales & I. I have enjoyed a ride or

    two on her back since she was

    hit. It would have amused you to 

    see how sorry she felt for herself

    but both Tales & I were very sympathetic.

    My orderlies look after me very well and

    I have lots to be thankful for. Time

    dragged a little last night. This place

    was not well organised and all my

    officers are quite new to trench warfare so

    there was any amount to do - but with

    intervals. When I had got the others instructed

    in their jobs & shows them how to run a 

    company in the trenches I sent them to

    sleep & sat up until dawn myself. Then

    I got two hours sleep & woke up for

    breakfast & found several other things

    to do. I finished some time ago & now

    everything is working like clock work. 

    Two hot meals for the men each day

    & tea or soup at 5pm 12pm & 7am

    so in spite of the hard frosty weather

    they ought not to take much harm.

    I haven't had a man go sick for four

    days & yet before that they were reporting


  • January 10, 2019 18:17:15 Thomas A. Lingner

    day & he is going on well though I

    expect his day as a C.F. is over for

    good. I didn't lose Sally. She made

    a good recovery greatly to the delight

    of Tales & I. I have enjoyed a ride or

    two on her back since she was

    hit. It would have amused you to 

    see how sorry she felt for herself

    but both Tales & I were very sympathetic.

    My orderlies look after me very well adn

    I have lots to be thankful for. Time

    dragged a little last night. This place

    was not well organised and all my

    officers are quite new to trench warfare so

    there was any amount to do - but with

    intervals. When I had got the others instructed

    in their jobs & shows them how to run a 

    company in the trenches I sent them to

    sleep & sat up until dawn myself. Then

    I got two hours sleep & woke up for

    breakfast & found several other things

    to do. I finished some time ago & now

    everything is working like clock work. 

    Two hot meals for the men each day

    & tea or soup at 5pm 12pm & 7am

    so in spite of the hard frosty weather

    they ought not to take much harm.

    I haven't had a man go sick for four

    days & yet before that they were reporting


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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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December 19, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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