No. 3144

Coy. C

Bat. 1/5th Welsh Regt

159th Brigade 53rd Division


April 13 1916

Dear Dad and Mam

Just a line to let you know that I am alright as usual, hope you all at home are the same. I wrote to you last Sunday hope you have received it before now. I have also written to Jonathan and enclosed some picture postcards of Alexandria in the envelope as well. Ask him if he has had them and let me know. I have not got any news this time. It may interest you to know that I was at a Welsh service last Sunday night. I enjoyed it very much. It is the first I have had a chance to go to since I left England. It makes me wonder what England or (Blighty as we call it out here) looks like, have been out here for ten months on the 18th of this month. It seems a long time since I saw you all last. I am very glad now that I was able to come home leave a week before coming out. Will not be sorry when I get back. I hope the weather has improved at home, it is pretty rotten here today, there is a sand storm on and the wind is blowing the sand about. It is rotten for the eyes, can’t open them hardly when out in it. I suppose you know that the Turks are having socks in Mesopotamia. The 13th Division looks seven lines of trenches of them the other week. Tell Mrs Morgan that Lew Morgan has received a letter from them dated about March 22. The first he has had since he has been out. How are things in Abertysswg, let me know. I am again making another request. Please let me have your photos or what you have got, I haven’t got one of any of you. I must close now stumped for anything to say. I hope Dyfan and Mailys are well, give them my love. With best love and wishes to all.

I am

Your loving son


P.S. Give my kind regards to Mr Cooper and Mr Hughes and Family