Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 913

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No 67                           21/2/18

My Own Lassie, Marion,

                It is 2 pm I have just finished lunch

and had about five minutes talk with the CO who had been 

round the next company sector. The sun is shining and it is

a clear bright day on top. Down here I am surrounded by

three candles - think I must have got three on to vie with

the sunlight. I managed to get a good sleep last night and

so found time to write to Col. Johnson this morning. I don't

feel a bit tired or sleepy now and would much rather spend

a few minutes with you than lie down to try + rest. A year

ago to-night was our last night together at Fovant. How

I hated leaving you and what a long long time ago

that seems. Possibly when I get home again it will not

appear so long but it does now. I am glad I have managed

to stick it for a whole year and that out of that year

I have spent more time with the Battalion than any

other officer. Two short leaves to England were the only 

breaks unless one counts the four days I spent at the CCS

with Trench Fever. That's not too bad a record for an

infantry officer in these times of stress & strain. We are a

very cheerful party in the company now. Two of the Subs I once

described to you have gone to another Battalion and the other

to the Pool. Border will be with me another week and then

two others will be back from leave & course. My two newest

are Greenwood & Bain both fairly young and both good

fighters. The kind of officers we want to get on with the

war. Dean paid me a visit last night and stayed

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No 67                           21/2/18

My Own Lassie, Marion,

                It is 2 pm I have just finished lunch

and had about five minutes talk with the CO who had been 

round the next company sector. The sun is shining and it is

a clear bright day on top. Down here I am surrounded by

three candles - think I must have got three on to vie with

the sunlight. I managed to get a good sleep last night and

so found time to write to Col. Johnson this morning. I don't

feel a bit tired or sleepy now and would much rather spend

a few minutes with you than lie down to try + rest. A year

ago to-night was our last night together at Fovant. How

I hated leaving you and what a long long time ago

that seems. Possibly when I get home again it will not

appear so long but it does now. I am glad I have managed

to stick it for a whole year and that out of that year

I have spent more time with the Battalion than any

other officer. Two short leaves to England were the only 

breaks unless one counts the four days I spent at the CCS

with Trench Fever. That's not too bad a record for an

infantry officer in these times of stress & strain. We are a

very cheerful party in the company now. Two of the Subs I once

described to you have gone to another Battalion and the other

to the Pool. Border will be with me another week and then

two others will be back from leave & course. My two newest

are Greenwood & Bain both fairly young and both good

fighters. The kind of officers we want to get on with the

war. Dean paid me a visit last night and stayed


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  • August 18, 2019 20:53:08 Stella Watkin

    No 67                           21/2/18

    My Own Lassie, Marion,

                    It is 2 pm I have just finished lunch

    and had about five minutes talk with the CO who had been 

    round the next company sector. The sun is shining and it is

    a clear bright day on top. Down here I am surrounded by

    three candles - think I must have got three on to vie with

    the sunlight. I managed to get a good sleep last night and

    so found time to write to Col. Johnson this morning. I don't

    feel a bit tired or sleepy now and would much rather spend

    a few minutes with you than lie down to try + rest. A year

    ago to-night was our last night together at Fovant. How

    I hated leaving you and what a long long time ago

    that seems. Possibly when I get home again it will not

    appear so long but it does now. I am glad I have managed

    to stick it for a whole year and that out of that year

    I have spent more time with the Battalion than any

    other officer. Two short leaves to England were the only 

    breaks unless one counts the four days I spent at the CCS

    with Trench Fever. That's not too bad a record for an

    infantry officer in these times of stress & strain. We are a

    very cheerful party in the company now. Two of the Subs I once

    described to you have gone to another Battalion and the other

    to the Pool. Border will be with me another week and then

    two others will be back from leave & course. My two newest

    are Greenwood & Bain both fairly young and both good

    fighters. The kind of officers we want to get on with the

    war. Dean paid me a visit last night and stayed

  • April 25, 2019 21:15:12 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 67                           21/2/18

    My Own Lassie, Marion,

                    It is 2 pm I have just finished lunch

    and had about five minutes talk with the CO who had been 

    round the next company sector. The sun is shining and it is

    a clear bright day on top. Down here I am surrounded by

    three candles - think I must have got three on to vie with

    the sunlight. I managed to get a good sleep last night and

    so found time to write to Col. Johnson this morning. I don't

    feel a bit tired or sleepy now and would much rather spend

    a few minutes with you than lie down to try + rest. A year

    ago to-night was our last night together at Forant. How

    I hated leaving you and what a long long time ago

    that seems. Possibly when I get home again it will not

    appear so long but it does now. I am glad I have managed

    to stick it for a whole year and that out of that year

    I have spent more time with the Battalion than any

    other officer. Two short leaves to England were the only 

    breaks unless one counts the four days I spent at the CCS

    with French Fever. That's not too bad a record for an

    infantry officer in these times of stress & strain. We are a

    very cheerful party in the company now. Two of the Subs I once

    described to you have gone to another Battalion and the other

    to the Pool. Border will be with me another week and then

    two others will be back from leave & course. My two newest

    are Greenwood & Bain both fairly young and both good

    fighters. The kind of officers we want to get on with the

    war. Dean paid me a visit last night and stayed


  • April 25, 2019 18:57:58 Annick Rodriguez

    No 67                           21/2/18

    My Own Lassie Marion

                    It is 2 pm I have just finished lunch

    and had about five minutes talk with Hall who had been 

    round the next company sector The sun is shining and it is

    a clear bright day on top Down here I am surrounded by

    three candles - think I must have got three on to vie with

    the sunlight I managed to get a good sleep last night and

    so found time to write to Col Johnson this morning I dont

    feel a bit tired or sleepy now and would much rather spend

    a few minutes with you than lie down to try + rest A year

    ago to night was our last night together at Forant How

    I hated leaving you and what a long long time ago

    that seems Possible when I get home again it will not

    appear so long but it does now I am glad I have


  • April 25, 2019 18:55:40 Annick Rodriguez

    No 67                           21/2/18

    My Own Lassie Marion

                    It is 2 pm I have just finished lunch

    and had about five minutes talk with Hall who had been 

    round the next company sector The sun is shining and it is

    a clear bright day on top Down here I am surrounded by

    three candles - think I must have got three on to vie with

    the sunlight I managed to get a good sleep last night and

    so found time to write to Col Johnson this morning I dont

    feel a bit tired or sleepy now and would much rather spend



  • April 25, 2019 18:53:10 Annick Rodriguez

    No 67                           21/2/18

    My Own Lassie Marion

                    It is 2 pm I have just finished lunch


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February 21, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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