Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 695

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No 47

26/1/18

My Own Darling,

  I didn't manage to get a letter written

to you yesterday though I received your love note No 44.

I was sorry to see that Miss Edwards' mother was worse & that

you will not be able to get a change for a little longer.

I hope you will get a spell of lovely weather similar to 

what we are enjoying so that you will be able to

enjoy a few walks. Mother ought to be thankful that

you can be with her seeing that the rest of her

daughters cannot. That's not put exactly as I want to but

you will know what I mean. Wish I had the chance

of being looked after by you for a time. It would be

lovely. Glad to hear that our Laddie is fit.

  Yesterday I had quite a good time acting as umpire

in a tactical scheme of another Brigade. I left here

at 9 am, rode to the starting point and got instructions &

was with my particular Battalion at 10 am. From 10 to 2 pm

I was hard at it. Sometimes I could walk slowing and

enjoy the spring morning but at others I had to

gallop as hard as Sally could go - straight across

country - to where the show was getting slightly mixed. 

After the Pow-wow I kind of asked myself to a

lunch - tea at one Bn HdQrs & then rode off home. I 

had nearly reached our village - feeling somewhat tired

& thinking I had had a good day. We were cantering

across the fields but struck a track leading to

the village so I took that way. We had gone 

a few hundred yards down that when Sally got her

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No 47

26/1/18

My Own Darling,

  I didn't manage to get a letter written

to you yesterday though I received your love note No 44.

I was sorry to see that Miss Edwards' mother was worse & that

you will not be able to get a change for a little longer.

I hope you will get a spell of lovely weather similar to 

what we are enjoying so that you will be able to

enjoy a few walks. Mother ought to be thankful that

you can be with her seeing that the rest of her

daughters cannot. That's not put exactly as I want to but

you will know what I mean. Wish I had the chance

of being looked after by you for a time. It would be

lovely. Glad to hear that our Laddie is fit.

  Yesterday I had quite a good time acting as umpire

in a tactical scheme of another Brigade. I left here

at 9 am, rode to the starting point and got instructions &

was with my particular Battalion at 10 am. From 10 to 2 pm

I was hard at it. Sometimes I could walk slowing and

enjoy the spring morning but at others I had to

gallop as hard as Sally could go - straight across

country - to where the show was getting slightly mixed. 

After the Pow-wow I kind of asked myself to a

lunch - tea at one Bn HdQrs & then rode off home. I 

had nearly reached our village - feeling somewhat tired

& thinking I had had a good day. We were cantering

across the fields but struck a track leading to

the village so I took that way. We had gone 

a few hundred yards down that when Sally got her


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  • January 15, 2019 13:59:08 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 47

    26/1/18

    My Own Darling,

      I didn't manage to get a letter written

    to you yesterday though I received your love note No 44.

    I was sorry to see that Miss Edwards' mother was worse & that

    you will not be able to get a change for a little longer.

    I hope you will get a spell of lovely weather similar to 

    what we are enjoying so that you will be able to

    enjoy a few walks. Mother ought to be thankful that

    you can be with her seeing that the rest of her

    daughters cannot. That's not put exactly as I want to but

    you will know what I mean. Wish I had the chance

    of being looked after by you for a time. It would be

    lovely. Glad to hear that our Laddie is fit.

      Yesterday I had quite a good time acting as umpire

    in a tactical scheme of another Brigade. I left here

    at 9 am, rode to the starting point and got instructions &

    was with my particular Battalion at 10 am. From 10 to 2 pm

    I was hard at it. Sometimes I could walk slowing and

    enjoy the spring morning but at others I had to

    gallop as hard as Sally could go - straight across

    country - to where the show was getting slightly mixed. 

    After the Pow-wow I kind of asked myself to a

    lunch - tea at one Bn HdQrs & then rode off home. I 

    had nearly reached our village - feeling somewhat tired

    & thinking I had had a good day. We were cantering

    across the fields but struck a track leading to

    the village so I took that way. We had gone 

    a few hundred yards down that when Sally got her

  • January 15, 2019 13:58:53 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 47

    26/1/18

    My Own Darling,

      I didn't manage to get a letter written

    to you yesterday though I received your love note No 44.

    I was sorry to see that Miss Edwards' mother was worse & that

    you will not be able to get a change for a little longer.

    I hope you will get a spell of lovely weather similar to 

    what we are enjoying so that you will be able to

    enjoy a few walks. Mother ought to be thankful that

    you can be with her seeing that the rest of her

    daughters cannot. That's not put exactly as I want to but

    you will know what I mean. Wish I had the chance

    of being looked after by you for a time. It would be

    lovely. Glad to hear that our Laddie is fit.

      Yesterday I had quite a good time acting missing

    in a tactical scheme of another Brigade. I left here

    at 9 am, rode to the starting point and got instructions &

    was with my particular Battalion at 10 am. From 10 to 2 pm

    I was hard at it. Sometimes I could walk slowing and

    enjoy the spring morning but at others I had to

    gallop as hard as Sally could go - straight across

    country - to where the show was getting slightly mixed. 

    After the Pow-wow I kind of asked myself to a

    lunch - tea at one Bn HdQrs & then rode off home. I 

    had nearly reached our village - feeling somewhat tired

    & thinking I had had a good day. We were cantering

    across the fields but struck a track leading to

    the village so I took that way. We had gone 

    a few hundred yards down that when Sally got her


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Kate Ward
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January 26, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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