Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 929

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I can quite understand your having very little spare

time the afternoon Ma arrived. Glad to hear that she

is looking well and also that Kenneth & Boy gave

her a good welcome & I hope he is correct about

Daddy. What an unfortunate accident for Ma.

"I should smile some." Glad to hear you are 

having "full days." The welfare exhibition does not

seem to be fulfilling the purpose for which it was

started - still it is evidently doing some good. Hope

that the School will continue to receive that

reputation. Yes nice my letters are arriving much

more quickly. I am still going strong Lassie &

am keeping very fit & well. Your letters always

do me good. We certainly shall have a good time

when I get home. The Boche remains quiet although

we did our best to wake him up - or rather

to put him to sleep. No it is not difficult to

get the men to remember but of course with a 

few it might be a temptation if the Boche said if 

you keep quiet we will. Glad to hear that

the fire place is really a success. Comfort in

the trenches is a comparative term only & it is

impossible to compare trench life with home life.

Still it is never so bad that it couldn't be 

worse. Work for the night starts at dusk and

finishes an hour after dawn so it is over twelve hours

past now. I am afraid you will have to be patient

Lassie, but I'll get over as soon as ever I can.

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I can quite understand your having very little spare

time the afternoon Ma arrived. Glad to hear that she

is looking well and also that Kenneth & Boy gave

her a good welcome & I hope he is correct about

Daddy. What an unfortunate accident for Ma.

"I should smile some." Glad to hear you are 

having "full days." The welfare exhibition does not

seem to be fulfilling the purpose for which it was

started - still it is evidently doing some good. Hope

that the School will continue to receive that

reputation. Yes nice my letters are arriving much

more quickly. I am still going strong Lassie &

am keeping very fit & well. Your letters always

do me good. We certainly shall have a good time

when I get home. The Boche remains quiet although

we did our best to wake him up - or rather

to put him to sleep. No it is not difficult to

get the men to remember but of course with a 

few it might be a temptation if the Boche said if 

you keep quiet we will. Glad to hear that

the fire place is really a success. Comfort in

the trenches is a comparative term only & it is

impossible to compare trench life with home life.

Still it is never so bad that it couldn't be 

worse. Work for the night starts at dusk and

finishes an hour after dawn so it is over twelve hours

past now. I am afraid you will have to be patient

Lassie, but I'll get over as soon as ever I can.


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  • April 25, 2019 22:35:27 Thomas A. Lingner

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    I can quite understand your having very little spare

    time the afternoon Ma arrived. Glad to hear that she

    is looking well and also that Kenneth & Boy gave

    her a good welcome & I hope he is correct about

    Daddy. What an unfortunate accident for Ma.

    "I should smile some." Glad to hear you are 

    having "full days." The welfare exhibition does not

    seem to be fulfilling the purpose for which it was

    started - still it is evidently doing some good. Hope

    that the School will continue to receive that

    reputation. Yes nice my letters are arriving much

    more quickly. I am still going strong Lassie &

    am keeping very fit & well. Your letters always

    do me good. We certainly shall have a good time

    when I get home. The Boche remains quiet although

    we did our best to wake him up - or rather

    to put him to sleep. No it is not difficult to

    get the men to remember but of course with a 

    few it might be a temptation if the Boche said if 

    you keep quiet we will. Glad to hear that

    the fire place is really a success. Comfort in

    the trenches is a comparative term only & it is

    impossible to compare trench life with home life.

    Still it is never so bad that it couldn't be 

    worse. Work for the night starts at dusk and

    finishes an hour after dawn so it is over twelve hours

    past now. I am afraid you will have to be patient

    Lassie, but I'll get over as soon as ever I can.

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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February 27, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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