Sgt. GC Roberts 314

C Coy 1/5th Welsh Regt

159th Brigade 53rd Division

June 24th, 1916   E.E.F.

Dear Dad and Mam

Just a line to let you know that I am still in the pink of condition, hope you all at home are the same. I am writing this because there is a boat in and I want to catch this mail so that you will be able to have this one in fairly good time. I hope you are receiving my letters alright because it is not often when we have boat coming in and we have to have our letters ready to go by her. This is a very good boat this time, she has a large mail on board so I am hoping to have a few letters. We are at present doing outpost duty not much of a job but plenty of writing for me. I told you in my last letter that I received a letter from Jon and I have also answered it. Ask him if he has received it. How long does it take for my letters to reach you? Let me know. I have not got any news to tell you this time. Nothing much has happened so you can’t get any news. Do you know our Chaplain, Rev. Capt. Davis CF? Don’t remember his initials. Lewis Morgan is here and is in good health, tell his mother so. I wrote to her in answer to the letter she sent me. I have also written to Mr Whitney, ask him has he received it. He received the letter (containing) a few views of Alexandria I sent him. I enclosed him an ornament the natives wear slung to a string of beads. They make this fake themselves out of tin. Do you know if Mr Evans has received a letter from me, let me know if he has received it. I don’t think much of his manners he could have the civility of a nat (?) but I don’t think he has by the look of things. How does the sun cheating bill act, how do people like to get up an hour earlier in the morning, it does not effect us out here? Has Arthur West gone back yet do you think that he will come out here again? I was very sorry to hear Geo Parry had been so badly wounded but still you must take your chance in war, hope he will soon be over it. Well I have not got any more to say just now, give my best love to Jon and Mag. How is Mailys and Dyfan doing in school, have they passed out yet in the terminals, I suppose Mailys and Dyfan are getting like the side of the house now, should like to see you all. When am I going to have that photo? Well so long for now with best love and best wishes to you all.

I am your loving son


Just received letters from Mam June 4 and one big long letter from Mailys, I’m on the lookout for parcel.