Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 831

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my finger rather painful but I had no headache

or throbbing from the wound in my head. In fact

I was almost as comfortable as if I had only my

cap on. I got up at 9 am and after breakfast

wandered round to the Aid Post to get a fresh

dressing put on. I met the Doc on his way to

visit me. In reply to his question I told him

that the headache had not come. * He said " Well!

yours is one of the toughest and most wonderful

heads I've ever met. It would have given most

people a headache for a week." He was very

pleased with the progress of the cut during the

night. When I was dressing this morning and

during meal times to-day I have discovered what

a wonderfully useful member the middle finger

on my right hand is. Nearly everything I do

requires its assistance and of course after being

put out of joint it is somewhat tender & swollen

to-day. However I expect it will be normal in 

the course of a day or two. Poor Old Sally only

suffers from a swollen knee. She was very sorry

that she had put me off + rubbed me with

her nose; and she did the same when I went

to see her this morning. Naturally I have

been off duty to-day. My cap is just big enough

for me and so will not fit over the bandage.

I cannot very well go on parade with a bandage

instead of a cap so I think so I think I shall have to

be on light duty (doing nothing) for a few more days.

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my finger rather painful but I had no headache

or throbbing from the wound in my head. In fact

I was almost as comfortable as if I had only my

cap on. I got up at 9 am and after breakfast

wandered round to the Aid Post to get a fresh

dressing put on. I met the Doc on his way to

visit me. In reply to his question I told him

that the headache had not come. * He said " Well!

yours is one of the toughest and most wonderful

heads I've ever met. It would have given most

people a headache for a week." He was very

pleased with the progress of the cut during the

night. When I was dressing this morning and

during meal times to-day I have discovered what

a wonderfully useful member the middle finger

on my right hand is. Nearly everything I do

requires its assistance and of course after being

put out of joint it is somewhat tender & swollen

to-day. However I expect it will be normal in 

the course of a day or two. Poor Old Sally only

suffers from a swollen knee. She was very sorry

that she had put me off + rubbed me with

her nose; and she did the same when I went

to see her this morning. Naturally I have

been off duty to-day. My cap is just big enough

for me and so will not fit over the bandage.

I cannot very well go on parade with a bandage

instead of a cap so I think so I think I shall have to

be on light duty (doing nothing) for a few more days.


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  • February 9, 2019 17:31:04 Thomas A. Lingner

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    my finger rather painful but I had no headache

    or throbbing from the wound in my head. In fact

    I was almost as comfortable as if I had only my

    cap on. I got up at 9 am and after breakfast

    wandered round to the Aid Post to get a fresh

    dressing put on. I met the Doc on his way to

    visit me. In reply to his question I told him

    that the headache had not come. * He said " Well!

    yours is one of the toughest and most wonderful

    heads I've ever met. It would have given most

    people a headache for a week." He was very

    pleased with the progress of the cut during the

    night. When I was dressing this morning and

    during meal times to-day I have discovered what

    a wonderfully useful member the middle finger

    on my right hand is. Nearly everything I do

    requires its assistance and of course after being

    put out of joint it is somewhat tender & swollen

    to-day. However I expect it will be normal in 

    the course of a day or two. Poor Old Sally only

    suffers from a swollen knee. She was very sorry

    that she had put me off + rubbed me with

    her nose; and she did the same when I went

    to see her this morning. Naturally I have

    been off duty to-day. My cap is just big enough

    for me and so will not fit over the bandage.

    I cannot very well go on parade with a bandage

    instead of a cap so I think so I think I shall have to

    be on light duty (doing nothing) for a few more days.

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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January 26, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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