Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 632

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my letters take such a long time to

reach you that I cannot really be

of use in giving you advice. I wish

I were with you. Glad to hear that

Herb wrote to the C.O. I believe Knox

is getting fit again but he has not

joined the reserve again as yet.

Ta for the Gazette clips. Hard luck on

Dean that he held the rank for 

such a short time. That course is

still in the air - hope it will 

soon become a reality. I had better

put in two big kisses this time

one for Kenneth & one for him to

give to you. Lunch has just come

in - bully beef - so I'll stop for a bit.

Had a feast of Bully & HP sauce - some

pruned apricots and a large mug of tea

so feel in good form. This war puts one

into strange places and gives one strange

companions. I have with me three officers

who have all been in the ranks and

who are all more or less new to their

job. They are keen & fairly energetic

but I have to train their energy into

the right channels. One was a traveller

and has the gift of much talking.

It was his chief asset before the war

& he will never forget it. Business is his

great spare time topic and sport - which 

in his case means running, gymnasium

& watching football matches - is his second

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my letters take such a long time to

reach you that I cannot really be

of use in giving you advice. I wish

I were with you. Glad to hear that

Herb wrote to the C.O. I believe Knox

is getting fit again but he has not

joined the reserve again as yet.

Ta for the Gazette clips. Hard luck on

Dean that he held the rank for 

such a short time. That course is

still in the air - hope it will 

soon become a reality. I had better

put in two big kisses this time

one for Kenneth & one for him to

give to you. Lunch has just come

in - bully beef - so I'll stop for a bit.

Had a feast of Bully & HP sauce - some

pruned apricots and a large mug of tea

so feel in good form. This war puts one

into strange places and gives one strange

companions. I have with me three officers

who have all been in the ranks and

who are all more or less new to their

job. They are keen & fairly energetic

but I have to train their energy into

the right channels. One was a traveller

and has the gift of much talking.

It was his chief asset before the war

& he will never forget it. Business is his

great spare time topic and sport - which 

in his case means running, gymnasium

& watching football matches - is his second


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  • January 12, 2019 12:01:26 Stella Watkin

    3

    my letters take such a long time to

    reach you that I cannot really be

    of use in giving you advice. I wish

    I were with you. Glad to hear that

    Herb wrote to the C.O. I believe Knox

    is getting fit again but he has not

    joined the reserve again as yet.

    Ta for the Gazette clips. Hard luck on

    Dean that he held the rank for 

    such a short time. That course is

    still in the air - hope it will 

    soon become a reality. I had better

    put in two big kisses this time

    one for Kenneth & one for him to

    give to you. Lunch has just come

    in - bully beef - so I'll stop for a bit.

    Had a feast of Bully & HP sauce - some

    pruned apricots and a large mug of tea

    so feel in good form. This war puts one

    into strange places and gives one strange

    companions. I have with me three officers

    who have all been in the ranks and

    who are all more or less new to their

    job. They are keen & fairly energetic

    but I have to train their energy into

    the right channels. One was a traveller

    and has the gift of much talking.

    It was his chief asset before the war

    & he will never forget it. Business is his

    great spare time topic and sport - which 

    in his case means running, gymnasium

    & watching football matches - is his second

  • January 12, 2019 01:02:59 Thomas A. Lingner

    3

    my letters take such a long time to

    reach you that I cannot really be

    of use in giving you advice. I wish

    I were with you. Glad to hear that

    Herb wrote to the C.O. I believe Knox

    is getting fit again but he has not

    joined the reserve again as yet.

    Ta for the Gazette slips. Hard luck on

    Dean that he held the rank for 

    such a short time. That course is

    still in the air - hope it will 

    soon become a reality. I had better

    put in two big kisses this time

    one for Kenneth & one for him to

    give to you. Lunch has just come

    in - bully beef - so I'll stop for a bit.

    Had a feast of Bully & HP sauce - some

    pruned apricots and a large mug of tea

    so feel in good form. This war puts one

    into strange places and gives one strange

    companions. I have with me three officers

    who have all been in the ranks and

    who are all more or less new to their

    job. They are keen & fairly energetic

    but I have to train their energy into

    the right channels. One was a traveller

    and has the gift of much talking.

    It was his chief asset before the war

    & he will never forget it. Business is his

    great spare time topic and sport - which 

    in his case means running, gymnasium

    & watching football matches - is his second


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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December 21, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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