Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 828

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fore feet stuck rather deeply into some soft mud

and at her next bound caught her toes & turned

a summersault. I should have got clear only my

right foot stuck in the stirrup for a fraction of 

a second and I fell bump onto the side of my

head. I saw stars and fortunately Sally fell

away to the left. I got up pretty quickly & Sally

waited for Tales a few yards further on. I soon 

discovered that I was all right - no bones broken &

the total damage a cut in my head, a grazed 

cheek bone & the middle finger (right hand) with the first

joint put out. I pulled the finger & it went into

position with a click. Tales put a field dressing

round my head & I mounted again & trotted

straight off to the aid post where the Doctor very

promptly fixed me up. He cut away the hair &

made me grin with his lotion & iodine. He only

put in one stitch & that brought the edges of the

wound together so nicely that he decided there

was no need for others. He also promised me

a fat head in the morning. I received great

sympathy from the good ladies of the village. I

look like that picture of the wounded soldier that

used to be so popular during the time of the

South African War, or like an Indian with a

white turban. I went to bed about 9:30 pm. Fox

Sherwell & Andrews came to see if I was all right

& soon after they left I fell asleep & slept

peacefully until 6:30 am this morning. I woke to feel

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fore feet stuck rather deeply into some soft mud

and at her next bound caught her toes & turned

a summersault. I should have got clear only my

right foot stuck in the stirrup for a fraction of 

a second and I fell bump onto the side of my

head. I saw stars and fortunately Sally fell

away to the left. I got up pretty quickly & Sally

waited for Tales a few yards further on. I soon 

discovered that I was all right - no bones broken &

the total damage a cut in my head, a grazed 

cheek bone & the middle finger (right hand) with the first

joint put out. I pulled the finger & it went into

position with a click. Tales put a field dressing

round my head & I mounted again & trotted

straight off to the aid post where the Doctor very

promptly fixed me up. He cut away the hair &

made me grin with his lotion & iodine. He only

put in one stitch & that brought the edges of the

wound together so nicely that he decided there

was no need for others. He also promised me

a fat head in the morning. I received great

sympathy from the good ladies of the village. I

look like that picture of the wounded soldier that

used to be so popular during the time of the

South African War, or like an Indian with a

white turban. I went to bed about 9:30 pm. Fox

Sherwell & Andrews came to see if I was all right

& soon after they left I fell asleep & slept

peacefully until 6:30 am this morning. I woke to feel


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  • February 9, 2019 17:26:01 Thomas A. Lingner

    fore feet stuck rather deeply into some soft mud

    and at her next bound caught her toes & turned

    a summersault. I should have got clear only my

    right foot stuck in the stirrup for a fraction of 

    a second and I fell bump onto the side of my

    head. I saw stars and fortunately Sally fell

    away to the left. I got up pretty quickly & Sally

    waited for Tales a few yards further on. I soon 

    discovered that I was all right - no bones broken &

    the total damage a cut in my head, a grazed 

    cheek bone & the middle finger (right hand) with the first

    joint put out. I pulled the finger & it went into

    position with a click. Tales put a field dressing

    round my head & I mounted again & trotted

    straight off to the aid post where the Doctor very

    promptly fixed me up. He cut away the hair &

    made me grin with his lotion & iodine. He only

    put in one stitch & that brought the edges of the

    wound together so nicely that he decided there

    was no need for others. He also promised me

    a fat head in the morning. I received great

    sympathy from the good ladies of the village. I

    look like that picture of the wounded soldier that

    used to be so popular during the time of the

    South African War, or like an Indian with a

    white turban. I went to bed about 9:30 pm. Fox

    Sherwell & Andrews came to see if I was all right

    & soon after they left I fell asleep & slept

    peacefully until 6:30 am this morning. I woke to feel

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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Contributor
Kate Ward
License
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January 26, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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