Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 854

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to captain again for I have now

appeared in orders as such. The new

C.O. is very decent to me - such a difference

for he is a gentleman & that is more

than I can say for the late one. I 

suggested last night that my name

might be sent in for a job as 

lecturer at the American Army School

over here but he said that he would

rather it didn't & then went on to

say that he didn't like to refuse

an application for transfer &c as a 

man seldom put his back into the 

work after being refused. He said that 

he looked upon me as the real

representative of the Battalion, that

he knew my reputation & the work

I had done and that he would

be exceedingly sorry if I were to

leave him. What could I say?

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to captain again for I have now

appeared in orders as such. The new

C.O. is very decent to me - such a difference

for he is a gentleman & that is more

than I can say for the late one. I 

suggested last night that my name

might be sent in for a job as 

lecturer at the American Army School

over here but he said that he would

rather it didn't & then went on to

say that he didn't like to refuse

an application for transfer &c as a 

man seldom put his back into the 

work after being refused. He said that 

he looked upon me as the real

representative of the Battalion, that

he knew my reputation & the work

I had done and that he would

be exceedingly sorry if I were to

leave him. What could I say?


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  • March 9, 2019 04:01:40 Thomas A. Lingner

    to captain again for I have now

    appeared in orders as such. The new

    C.O. is very decent to me - such a difference

    for he is a gentleman & that is more

    than I can say for the late one. I 

    suggested last night that my name

    might be sent in for a job as 

    lecturer at the American Army School

    over here but he said that he would

    rather it didn't & then went on to

    say that he didn't like to refuse

    an application for transfer &c as a 

    man seldom put his back into the 

    work after being refused. He said that 

    he looked upon me as the real

    representative of the Battalion, that

    he knew my reputation & the work

    I had done and that he would

    be exceedingly sorry if I were to

    leave him. What could I say?

  • March 9, 2019 03:56:54 Thomas A. Lingner

    to captain again for I have now

    appeared in orders as such. The new

    C.O. is very decent to me - such a difference

    for he is a gentleman & that is more

    than I can say for the late one. I 

    suggested last night that my name


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 57337
Source
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Contributor
Kate Ward
License
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February 1, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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