Ptc G.C. Roberts 3144

C Company

1/5th Welsh Regt

159th Brigade 53rd Division


Mar 19 1916

Dear Dad & Mam

I am writing this letter to you to let you know that I have just received two letters from you not five minutes ago and am writing this to let you know at once. One letter was dated Nov 24th and the other Dec 23rd. I am very pleased to get any letters atall if they are of a rather old date. The reason these have been delaid (delayed) is owing to the evacuation of the Peninsular, but still I should have received them before this. Now I am back with the battalion. I shall receive my letters and whatever you send me alright. Both the letters I have just received are fine long letters the kind that I like to get as I have told you before. In one of the letters dated Nov 24 was a line from Dyfan was very pleased to get it. I received a letter from Aunt Annie by the same mail as I received yours and she says that Dyfan is getting a fine big chap (but he can’t be as good as me) and that Mailys also is growing very big that she can put Mam under her arm, poor Mam it’s time that she should start to grow again. When is dad going to grow. I will put him in the shade when I come home and Jon won’t have a look in tell him so from me. Well I have not much more to say at present, I was on church parade this morning C of E. There was no Nonconformist parade, but its all for the same purpose. The chaplin spoke of the usefulness of prayer exactly what you have said in some of your letters. Well I hope you are all in the best of health at home, I am in the pink as usual. I must now close with best love and wishes to all

I am

Your loving son



Have just received another two letters from you, one Nov 9, the other Feb 3rd with Nain Jones’ letter enclosed. Very glad to get them. You can see they are starting to roll in.