Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 790

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No 36

11/1/18

My Own Darling,

  We had an inspection by the GOC to-day which

passed off fairly pleasantly although some of the rifles were not

too good owing to firing on the range. The inspection filled up

the morning. I spent the afternoon attending to the distribution

of 50,000 woodbines from Col Hutchinson & two cases of comforts from

Lincoln. When I came back I saw two letters from you

waiting for me. Ta very much. Patience is still going strong

here - they look upon it as a rest not as a waste of time.

Glad Mother & Mary got away & hope the change will do them

good. I am pleased to hear that Kenneth's cold was not

worse & hope that he will soon be all right again. You

& Lulu couldn't have spent long in Knaresboro but I

expect the walk was the chief good. Yes the country

is like war - much better in the summer time. I liked to

hear that Alice got over his pain. Ta for sending cheque

to Norton. Nellie's letter was not enclosed but perhaps it

will be in the next. Please you had a good time in York.

Ta for the good wishes you send on. Kenneth must have

been pleased to see his Mammy back again. He is getting

on - tell him Daddy is very pleased to hear that he is

getting such a strong boy & able to do so many things

all by himself. I am trying to write & talk & arrange

parades for to-morrow all at the same time so I am

afraid this will be rather a scrappy letter. Mrs. Simpkins on

the other side of the table is not going too well either. To-morrow

we are having another dinner to which we have invited

various people from the other battalions and so we expect

to have a merry evening. The GOC did not know anything

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No 36

11/1/18

My Own Darling,

  We had an inspection by the GOC to-day which

passed off fairly pleasantly although some of the rifles were not

too good owing to firing on the range. The inspection filled up

the morning. I spent the afternoon attending to the distribution

of 50,000 woodbines from Col Hutchinson & two cases of comforts from

Lincoln. When I came back I saw two letters from you

waiting for me. Ta very much. Patience is still going strong

here - they look upon it as a rest not as a waste of time.

Glad Mother & Mary got away & hope the change will do them

good. I am pleased to hear that Kenneth's cold was not

worse & hope that he will soon be all right again. You

& Lulu couldn't have spent long in Knaresboro but I

expect the walk was the chief good. Yes the country

is like war - much better in the summer time. I liked to

hear that Alice got over his pain. Ta for sending cheque

to Norton. Nellie's letter was not enclosed but perhaps it

will be in the next. Please you had a good time in York.

Ta for the good wishes you send on. Kenneth must have

been pleased to see his Mammy back again. He is getting

on - tell him Daddy is very pleased to hear that he is

getting such a strong boy & able to do so many things

all by himself. I am trying to write & talk & arrange

parades for to-morrow all at the same time so I am

afraid this will be rather a scrappy letter. Mrs. Simpkins on

the other side of the table is not going too well either. To-morrow

we are having another dinner to which we have invited

various people from the other battalions and so we expect

to have a merry evening. The GOC did not know anything


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  • February 1, 2019 21:29:25 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 36

    11/1/18

    My Own Darling,

      We had an inspection by the GOC to-day which

    passed off fairly pleasantly although some of the rifles were not

    too good owing to firing on the range. The inspection filled up

    the morning. I spent the afternoon attending to the distribution

    of 50,000 woodbines from Col Hutchinson & two cases of comforts from

    Lincoln. When I came back I saw two letters from you

    waiting for me. Ta very much. Patience is still going strong

    here - they look upon it as a rest not as a waste of time.

    Glad Mother & Mary got away & hope the change will do them

    good. I am pleased to hear that Kenneth's cold was not

    worse & hope that he will soon be all right again. You

    & Lulu couldn't have spent long in Knaresboro but I

    expect the walk was the chief good. Yes the country

    is like war - much better in the summer time. I liked to

    hear that Alice got over his pain. Ta for sending cheque

    to Norton. Nellie's letter was not enclosed but perhaps it

    will be in the next. Please you had a good time in York.

    Ta for the good wishes you send on. Kenneth must have

    been pleased to see his Mammy back again. He is getting

    on - tell him Daddy is very pleased to hear that he is

    getting such a strong boy & able to do so many things

    all by himself. I am trying to write & talk & arrange

    parades for to-morrow all at the same time so I am

    afraid this will be rather a scrappy letter. Mrs. Simpkins on

    the other side of the table is not going too well either. To-morrow

    we are having another dinner to which we have invited

    various people from the other battalions and so we expect

    to have a merry evening. The GOC did not know anything

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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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January 11, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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