Pte GC Roberts 3144
1/5th Welsh Regt
August 28 1915
Dear Dad and Mam
Just a line to let you know that I am getting on in the pink and hope you are all the same. I am still at the convalescent camp and I don’t do so bad there. We get plenty of food and my foot is getting alright again. I have not received a letter from you yet. I can tell you that when I do get one it will do me more good than all the medicine in the surgery. I hope you received my letters alright.
There has been a good many chaps sent home to England from here, I wish I had that luck. The weather here in very unsettled, we get plenty of rain, thunder, and lightning. There will be a rough time here in the winter.
Give my kindest regards to Mr Cooper, tell him I have written to Hughie, hope he is still alright. How is Jon and May getting on, tell them I should like to hear from them. I have a job to get writing papers or I would write I have written a few times. Hope Dyfan and Mailys are in the best of health and are enjoying their holiday hope Mailys has passed her Junior Exam. Hope Dad and Mam are keeping alright.
I shall be very glad when this war is over so that I will be able to come home and do my bit for you again only to stick to it this time. I am sick of war, soldiering in England is alright but by soldiering in the Dardanelles you might get hurt, I was hurt a bit. Give my love to Auntie Annie and all at Hengoed. I must now close with fondest love to all
Your loving son