Sgt. GC Roberts 3144
C. Coy 1/5th Welsh Regt
159th Brigade 53rd Division
Aug 22, 1916

Dear Dad and Mam

Just a line again to let you know that I am as usual in the pink hope you are all the same. I have not got any news this journey in fact you if you were in my place you would realize know things are. I was on a Welsh service of song last night (Sunday) held by Mr. Davies I enjoyed myself up to the mark there and there was a good attendance. A Camanfa Ganu has been suggested and it will come off before long but can’t say when yet. There is also going to be a Sunday school next Sunday afternoon so you see things are not bad by any means in the army if any man makes use of the privileges. The Nonconformists are very strong indeed in the battalion. I should say there is about four hundred or more of them. We had a very good parade service Sunday morning. I have been inoculated this morning against cholera. This does not effect us like TV or TAB inoculation does and we get no time off after it. Lewis Morgan is in the best of health and so is Bernard Fry. I saw him two days ago tell Dyfan so. He will write to him soon as he gets time. You would be surprised to know little there is you are able to say in our letters but I try to say as much as I possibly can. How is Mailys and Dyfan getting on give them my best love. Hope John and Mag are also well hope everything is alright I send a Field PC to them the other day. I expect they have had it before this. I intend to write as soon as I possibly can to them you must excuse the letter being so short I have not got anything more to say. I forgot to mention this. When are you going to fulfill my request of a few months ago, I mean a photo of you all. I am longing to have a look at your dear mugs once more. Hope I shall have them soon. So long for the present with best love and best wishes to you all.

I am your loving son Goronway.


Camanfa Ganu – Cymanfa Ganu (Welsh pronunciation: [kəˈmanva ˈɡanɨ], Singing Festival), is a Welsh festival of sacred hymns, sung with four part harmony by a congregation, usually under the direction of a choral director.