Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 923

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No 70               24/2/18

My Own Darling

               The letter you wrote last Sunday

arrived with its love messages last night. Today being

Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

this morning. I have nearly finish my part of this tour

in the front + shall shortly move into support. For

some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to

the enemy for he cannot shall one very heavily for fear

of hitting his own posts. Still further behind one has not

to maintain such a careful watch + there is shelter from

the shelling. I do hope everything will turn out for the

best Sweetheart but I cant help a grumble now + again

that I am still in the same position as I started from, owing

to one man who is so efficient that he has not

received any promotion since 1912. I should have

come to England for six months had it not been for the

recent changes. I suppose I am certain of getting a move

up if I am only lucky enough to stick it for a few

more months. At least everyone tells me so except the

Old Man. One of the hardest things is the sympathy which

most of the men, I know, give me on my "Hard Luck." It

is very nice to know they think I have been hardly

treated but it pricks a bit too. The CO will help me

when a chance comes along but not unless I can convince

him that I should be better off. Never mind you shall

smell the cigar when I come home. I am pleased you

are enjoying life at home with the people we know 

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No 70               24/2/18

My Own Darling

               The letter you wrote last Sunday

arrived with its love messages last night. Today being

Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

this morning. I have nearly finish my part of this tour

in the front + shall shortly move into support. For

some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to

the enemy for he cannot shall one very heavily for fear

of hitting his own posts. Still further behind one has not

to maintain such a careful watch + there is shelter from

the shelling. I do hope everything will turn out for the

best Sweetheart but I cant help a grumble now + again

that I am still in the same position as I started from, owing

to one man who is so efficient that he has not

received any promotion since 1912. I should have

come to England for six months had it not been for the

recent changes. I suppose I am certain of getting a move

up if I am only lucky enough to stick it for a few

more months. At least everyone tells me so except the

Old Man. One of the hardest things is the sympathy which

most of the men, I know, give me on my "Hard Luck." It

is very nice to know they think I have been hardly

treated but it pricks a bit too. The CO will help me

when a chance comes along but not unless I can convince

him that I should be better off. Never mind you shall

smell the cigar when I come home. I am pleased you

are enjoying life at home with the people we know 


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  • July 18, 2019 15:04:57 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 70               24/2/18

    My Own Darling

                   The letter you wrote last Sunday

    arrived with its love messages last night. Today being

    Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

    this morning. I have nearly finish my part of this tour

    in the front + shall shortly move into support. For

    some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to

    the enemy for he cannot shall one very heavily for fear

    of hitting his own posts. Still further behind one has not

    to maintain such a careful watch + there is shelter from

    the shelling. I do hope everything will turn out for the

    best Sweetheart but I cant help a grumble now + again

    that I am still in the same position as I started from, owing

    to one man who is so efficient that he has not

    received any promotion since 1912. I should have

    come to England for six months had it not been for the

    recent changes. I suppose I am certain of getting a move

    up if I am only lucky enough to stick it for a few

    more months. At least everyone tells me so except the

    Old Man. One of the hardest things is the sympathy which

    most of the men, I know, give me on my "Hard Luck." It

    is very nice to know they think I have been hardly

    treated but it pricks a bit too. The CO will help me

    when a chance comes along but not unless I can convince

    him that I should be better off. Never mind you shall

    smell the cigar when I come home. I am pleased you

    are enjoying life at home with the people we know 

  • July 18, 2019 15:04:40 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 70               24/2/18

    My Own Darling

                   The letter you wrote last Sunday

    arrived with its love messages last night. Today being

    Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

    this morning. I have nearly finish my part of this tour

    in the front + shall shortly move into support. For

    some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to

    the enemy for he cannot shall one very heavily for fear

    of hitting his own posts. Still further behind one has not

    to maintain such a careful watch + there is shelter from

    the shelling. I do hope everything will turn out for the

    best Sweetheart but I cant help a grumble now + again

    that I am still in the same position as I started from, owing

    to one man who is so efficient that he has not

    received any promotion since 1912. I should have

    come to England for six months had it not been for the

    recent changes. I suppose I am certain of getting a move

    up if I am only lucky enough to stick it for a few

    more months. At least everyone tells me so except the

    Old Man. One of the hardest things is the sympathy which

    most of the men, I know, give me on my "Hard Luck." It

    is very nice to know they think I have been hardly

    treated but it pricks a bit too. The CO will help me

    when a chance comes along but not unless I can convince

    him that I should be better off. Never mind you shall

    smell the cigar when I come home. I am pleased you

    are enjoying life at home with the people we know


  • April 25, 2019 22:20:41 Annick Rodriguez

    No 70               24/2/18

    My Own Darling

                   The letter you wrote last Sunday

    arrived with its love messages last night Today being

    Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

    this morning I have nearly finish my part of this tour

    in the front + shall shortly move into support For

    some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to

    the enemy for he cannot shall one very heavily for fear

    of hitting his own posts Still further beloved one for not

    to maintain such a careful watch + there is shelter from

    the shelling I do hope everything will turn out for the

    best Sweetheart but I cant help a grumble now + again

    that I am still in the same position as I started from owing

    to one man who is so efficient that he has not

    received any promotion since 1912. I should have

    come to England for six months had it not been for the

    recent changes I suppose I am certain of getting a move

    up if I am only lucky enough to stick it for a few

    more months At least everyone tells me so except the

    Old Man One of the hardest things is the sympathy which

    most of the men I know give me on my "Hard Luck" It

    is very nice to know they think I have been hardly

    treated but it pricks a bit too The CO will help me

    when a chance comes along but not unless I can convince

    him that I should be better off Never mind you shall

    smell the cigar when I come home I am pleased you

    are enjoying life at home with the people we know


  • April 25, 2019 22:19:24 Annick Rodriguez

    No 70               24/2/18

    My Own Darling

                   The letter you wrote last Sunday

    arrived with its love messages last night Today being

    Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

    this morning I have nearly finish my part of this tour

    in the front + shall shortly move into support For

    some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to

    the enemy for he cannot shall one very heavily for fear

    of hitting his own posts Still further beloved one for not

    to maintain such a careful watch + there is shelter from

    the shelling I do hope everything will turn out for the

    best Sweetheart but I cant help a grumble now + again

    that I am still in the same position as I started from owing

    to one man who is so efficient that he has not

    received any promotion since 1912. I should have

    come to England for six months had it not been for the

    recent changes I suppose I am certain of getting a move

    up if I am only lucky enough to stick it for a few

    more months At least everyone tells me so except the

    Old Man One of the hardest things is the sympathy which

    most of the men I know give me on my "Hard Luck" It

    is very nice to know they think I have been hardly

    treated but it pricks a bit too The CO will help me

    when a chance comes along but not unless I can convince

    him that I should be better off Never mind your 


  • April 25, 2019 22:17:49 Annick Rodriguez

    No 70               24/2/18

    My Own Darling

                   The letter you wrote last Sunday

    arrived with its love messages last night Today being

    Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

    this morning I have nearly finish my part of this tour

    in the front + shall shortly move into support For

    some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to

    the enemy for he cannot shall one very heavily for fear

    of hitting his own posts Still further beloved one for not

    to maintain such a careful watch + there is shelter from

    the shelling I do hope everything will turn out for the

    best Sweetheart but I cant help a grumble now + again

    that I am still in the same position as I started from owing

    to one man who is so efficient that he has not

    received any promotion since 1912. I should have

    come to England for six months had it not been for the

    recent changes I suppose I am certain of getting a move

    up if I am only lucky enough to stick it for a few

    more months At least everyone tells me so except the

    Old Man One of the hardest things is the sympathy which

    most of the men I know give me on my "Hard Luck" It

    is very nice to know they think I have been hardly


  • April 25, 2019 22:14:49 Annick Rodriguez

    No 70               24/2/18

    My Own Darling

                   The letter you wrote last Sunday

    arrived with its love messages last night Today being

    Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

    this morning I have nearly finish my part of this tour

    in the front + shall shortly move into support For

    some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to

    the enemy for he cannot shall one very heavily for fear

    of hitting his own posts Still further beloved one for not

    to maintain such a careful watch + there is shelter from

    the shelling I do hope everything will turn out for the

    best Sweetheart but I cant help a grumble now + again

    that I am still in the same position as I started from owing

    to one man who is so efficient that he has not

    received any promotion since 1912. I should have

    come to England for six months had it not been for the

    recent changes I suppose I am certain of getting a move

    up if I am only lucky enough to stick it for a few

    more months At least everyone tells me so except the

    Old Man One of the hardest things is the sympathy which

    most of the men I know give me on my 


  • April 25, 2019 22:14:06 Annick Rodriguez

    No 70               24/2/18

    My Own Darling

                   The letter you wrote last Sunday

    arrived with its love messages last night Today being

    Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

    this morning I have nearly finish my part of this tour

    in the front + shall shortly move into support For

    some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to

    the enemy for he cannot shall one very heavily for fear

    of hitting his own posts Still further beloved one for not

    to maintain such a careful watch + there is shelter from

    the shelling I do hope everything will turn out for the

    best Sweetheart but I cant help a grumble now + again

    that I am still in the same position as I started from owing

    to one man who is so efficient that he has not

    received any promotion since 1912. I should have

    come to England for six months had it not been for the

    recent changes I suppose I am certain of getting a move

    up if I am only lucky enough to stick it for a few


  • April 25, 2019 22:13:13 Annick Rodriguez

    No 70               24/2/18

    My Own Darling

                   The letter you wrote last Sunday

    arrived with its love messages last night Today being

    Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

    this morning I have nearly finish my part of this tour

    in the front + shall shortly move into support For

    some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to

    the enemy for he cannot shall one very heavily for fear

    of hitting his own posts Still further beloved one for not

    to maintain such a careful watch + there is shelter from

    the shelling I do hope everything will turn out for the

    best Sweetheart but I cant help a grumble now + again

    that I am still in the same position as I started from owing

    to one man who is so efficient that he has not

    received any promotion since 1912. I should have


  • April 25, 2019 22:09:39 Annick Rodriguez

    No 70               24/2/18

    My Own Darling

                   The letter you wrote last Sunday

    arrived with its love messages last night Today being

    Sunday also I think I had better reply whilst I am free

    this morning I have nearly finish my part of this tour

    in the front + shall shortly move into support For

    some reasons it is better to be as close as we are to


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February 24, 1918
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