A1 and in the Pink – 100 years on

WWI as seen in the letters of Sgt GC Roberts MM of the 1/5th Welsh Regiment

Discharge and aftermath

GCR was discharged or “disembodied” on 8th July 1919 and instructed to report to Oswestry in case of emergency. He was 3 months short of his 23rd birthday having voluntarily enlisted before his 18th. He has been overseas for 4 years without home leave.

His certificate of employment during the war to be shown to future employers described him as “an extremely smart NCO fearless in action. Has done excellent work with the LTMB and the Bn. Was awarded the MM for gallantry in the Field”.

His employment prior Continue reading “Discharge and aftermath”

May 22nd 1919. “Good tidings”

March 29th 1919. Hadra. ‘confound those Gipos’


Hadra is a district on the eastern side of Alexandria, now the site of a major Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery (WWI and II)

March 19th 1919 Adra, Egypt. Flying Column.

March 15th 1919 Sidi Bishr. The Egyptian Revolution.


March 4th 1919 Alexandria. To Dyfan Roberts.

March 4th 1919 Alexandria

Feb 27th 1919 Alexandria

February 15th 1919 Alexandria

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