Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 793

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left side

when one gets to close quarters. Looking

over some papers after lunch I came

across the enclosed photo which

I thought you might like to have.

Nell wrote a cheerful letter but

she seemed to think that you 

were not having too good a 

time. I expect you will be having

a change shortly & I do hope 

that the strain has not been

too heavy for you. Tea came in

so I had an interval. Tea is a 

somewhat different meal here from

what we used to have in our own

home. Wonder how long it will

be before we shall enjoy such

times again? The Boche is

making a lot of noise over our

peace terms so perhaps he is

getting nearer to the end. We

cannot stop until we have the

right side

biggest say at the Peace Conference

after all we have done. What a

number of years it will take to

square up when the fighting is at 

an end. That will be more 

interesting than dangerous though.

I hope Kenneth is still thoroughly 

enjoying himself & being his

Mammy's help & comfort. I often try

to picture how much he has

altered - not perhaps in appearance

but in his ways & his talk. It

seems wonderful that he should

know so much & be able to say

such a lot of things. Tell him

Daddy says he is a big boy now

& that he must look after Mammy

real well. May all good 

come to you Sweetheart. I would

that I could be with you but

as that is not possible may 

your days be full of joy to bridge

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left side

when one gets to close quarters. Looking

over some papers after lunch I came

across the enclosed photo which

I thought you might like to have.

Nell wrote a cheerful letter but

she seemed to think that you 

were not having too good a 

time. I expect you will be having

a change shortly & I do hope 

that the strain has not been

too heavy for you. Tea came in

so I had an interval. Tea is a 

somewhat different meal here from

what we used to have in our own

home. Wonder how long it will

be before we shall enjoy such

times again? The Boche is

making a lot of noise over our

peace terms so perhaps he is

getting nearer to the end. We

cannot stop until we have the

right side

biggest say at the Peace Conference

after all we have done. What a

number of years it will take to

square up when the fighting is at 

an end. That will be more 

interesting than dangerous though.

I hope Kenneth is still thoroughly 

enjoying himself & being his

Mammy's help & comfort. I often try

to picture how much he has

altered - not perhaps in appearance

but in his ways & his talk. It

seems wonderful that he should

know so much & be able to say

such a lot of things. Tell him

Daddy says he is a big boy now

& that he must look after Mammy

real well. May all good 

come to you Sweetheart. I would

that I could be with you but

as that is not possible may 

your days be full of joy to bridge


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  • February 1, 2019 21:39:38 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    when one gets to close quarters. Looking

    over some papers after lunch I came

    across the enclosed photo which

    I thought you might like to have.

    Nell wrote a cheerful letter but

    she seemed to think that you 

    were not having too good a 

    time. I expect you will be having

    a change shortly & I do hope 

    that the strain has not been

    too heavy for you. Tea came in

    so I had an interval. Tea is a 

    somewhat different meal here from

    what we used to have in our own

    home. Wonder how long it will

    be before we shall enjoy such

    times again? The Boche is

    making a lot of noise over our

    peace terms so perhaps he is

    getting nearer to the end. We

    cannot stop until we have the

    right side

    biggest say at the Peace Conference

    after all we have done. What a

    number of years it will take to

    square up when the fighting is at 

    an end. That will be more 

    interesting than dangerous though.

    I hope Kenneth is still thoroughly 

    enjoying himself & being his

    Mammy's help & comfort. I often try

    to picture how much he has

    altered - not perhaps in appearance

    but in his ways & his talk. It

    seems wonderful that he should

    know so much & be able to say

    such a lot of things. Tell him

    Daddy says he is a big boy now

    & that he must look after Mammy

    real well. May all good 

    come to you Sweetheart. I would

    that I could be with you but

    as that is not possible may 

    your days be full of joy to bridge

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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January 12, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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