Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 637

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24/12/17

My Own Darling,

  Christmas Eve - we are

sitting round a smoking stove in

a bow hut making merry. We are

moving and the post is "off" but 

there may be a chance of this letter

going in the morning. Perhaps we

may sit up late but it is

unlikely as we shall be having 

breakfast at 4 am & move soon

after five. We ought to be settled

down towards the end of to-morrow

afternoon. The weather is what we

should in peacetime call seasonable

& I see you are having the same

in England. I wish I were with

you Darling. It doesn't seem a

bit like Christmas somehow. I

hope Kenneth will enjoy his 

stocking to-morrow morning. Hope

I'll be able to help to fill it next

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24/12/17

My Own Darling,

  Christmas Eve - we are

sitting round a smoking stove in

a bow hut making merry. We are

moving and the post is "off" but 

there may be a chance of this letter

going in the morning. Perhaps we

may sit up late but it is

unlikely as we shall be having 

breakfast at 4 am & move soon

after five. We ought to be settled

down towards the end of to-morrow

afternoon. The weather is what we

should in peacetime call seasonable

& I see you are having the same

in England. I wish I were with

you Darling. It doesn't seem a

bit like Christmas somehow. I

hope Kenneth will enjoy his 

stocking to-morrow morning. Hope

I'll be able to help to fill it next


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  • January 12, 2019 02:08:20 Thomas A. Lingner

    24/12/17

    My Own Darling,

      Christmas Eve - we are

    sitting round a smoking stove in

    a bow hut making merry. We are

    moving and the post is "off" but 

    there may be a chance of this letter

    going in the morning. Perhaps we

    may sit up late but it is

    unlikely as we shall be having 

    breakfast at 4 am & move soon

    after five. We ought to be settled

    down towards the end of to-morrow

    afternoon. The weather is what we

    should in peacetime call seasonable

    & I see you are having the same

    in England. I wish I were with

    you Darling. It doesn't seem a

    bit like Christmas somehow. I

    hope Kenneth will enjoy his 

    stocking to-morrow morning. Hope

    I'll be able to help to fill it next

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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5037 / 57011
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Kate Ward
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December 24, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front

  • Christmas



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