Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 634

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company. Actually with me in the line

there are less than twenty of the men 

I brought out many many weeks ago

to-day. It is good to know that we

are going out to rest and I think we

deserve it. I suppose the rest will

be a succession of inspections &

parades but it will be out of the 

danger area & so will be a good

change. I hope we get some 

decent billets and that the huts

will have good stoves in them.

  I don't think I shall be able

to get a letter off to-morrow but

will if possible.

  This letter will reach you after 

Christmas & I hope you manage to have

a good time then. One of the officers

received a letter yesterday in which it

said "I cannot wish you a merry

Christmas but I want you to know

that we are remembering you." That's all

right but we shall do our best to 

have a merry Christmas if we get a

chance. There will be much missing - loved

ones will be far away but this company

will be as merry as possible if I can

manage it. We don't know what the

days after may hold but merriment is a

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5

company. Actually with me in the line

there are less than twenty of the men 

I brought out many many weeks ago

to-day. It is good to know that we

are going out to rest and I think we

deserve it. I suppose the rest will

be a succession of inspections &

parades but it will be out of the 

danger area & so will be a good

change. I hope we get some 

decent billets and that the huts

will have good stoves in them.

  I don't think I shall be able

to get a letter off to-morrow but

will if possible.

  This letter will reach you after 

Christmas & I hope you manage to have

a good time then. One of the officers

received a letter yesterday in which it

said "I cannot wish you a merry

Christmas but I want you to know

that we are remembering you." That's all

right but we shall do our best to 

have a merry Christmas if we get a

chance. There will be much missing - loved

ones will be far away but this company

will be as merry as possible if I can

manage it. We don't know what the

days after may hold but merriment is a


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  • January 12, 2019 01:15:47 Thomas A. Lingner

    5

    company. Actually with me in the line

    there are less than twenty of the men 

    I brought out many many weeks ago

    to-day. It is good to know that we

    are going out to rest and I think we

    deserve it. I suppose the rest will

    be a succession of inspections &

    parades but it will be out of the 

    danger area & so will be a good

    change. I hope we get some 

    decent billets and that the huts

    will have good stoves in them.

      I don't think I shall be able

    to get a letter off to-morrow but

    will if possible.

      This letter will reach you after 

    Christmas & I hope you manage to have

    a good time then. One of the officers

    received a letter yesterday in which it

    said "I cannot wish you a merry

    Christmas but I want you to know

    that we are remembering you." That's all

    right but we shall do our best to 

    have a merry Christmas if we get a

    chance. There will be much missing - loved

    ones will be far away but this company

    will be as merry as possible if I can

    manage it. We don't know what the

    days after may hold but merriment is a

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 57008
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Kate Ward
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December 21, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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