Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 640

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No 27

27/12/17

My Own Darling,

  I was delighted to receive

letters to-day for the first time for many

days. First of all our post was delayed

for the move and after that owing to 

the snow. We moved off at 5 am

trained about 9 am - had a good journey

in a cattle truck for a few hours

& then marched four miles.

That brought us to our village

where in very few minutes I

had billeted my men. There were

not a great number of officers

billets but I was fortunate &

secured a good room with a 

decent bed &c. We were separated

from our transport but we had

the foresight to bring rations with

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No 27

27/12/17

My Own Darling,

  I was delighted to receive

letters to-day for the first time for many

days. First of all our post was delayed

for the move and after that owing to 

the snow. We moved off at 5 am

trained about 9 am - had a good journey

in a cattle truck for a few hours

& then marched four miles.

That brought us to our village

where in very few minutes I

had billeted my men. There were

not a great number of officers

billets but I was fortunate &

secured a good room with a 

decent bed &c. We were separated

from our transport but we had

the foresight to bring rations with


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  • January 12, 2019 16:17:39 Stella Watkin

    No 27

    27/12/17

    My Own Darling,

      I was delighted to receive

    letters to-day for the first time for many

    days. First of all our post was delayed

    for the move and after that owing to 

    the snow. We moved off at 5 am

    trained about 9 am - had a good journey

    in a cattle truck for a few hours

    & then marched four miles.

    That brought us to our village

    where in very few minutes I

    had billeted my men. There were

    not a great number of officers

    billets but I was fortunate &

    secured a good room with a 

    decent bed &c. We were separated

    from our transport but we had

    the foresight to bring rations with

  • January 12, 2019 06:14:21 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 27

    27/12/17

    My Own Darling,

      I was delighted to receive

    letters to-day for the first time for many

    days. First of all our post was delayed

    for the move and after that owing to 

    the snow. We moved off at 5 am

    trained about 9 am - had a good journey

    in a cattle trench for a few hours

    & then marched four miles.

    That brought us to our village

    where in very few minutes I

    had billeted my men. There were

    not a great number of officers

    billets but I was fortunate &

    secured a good room with a 

    decent bed &c. We were separated

    from our transport but we had

    the foresight to bring rations with


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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 27, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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