Dear Dad and Mam Oct 3 1916

Just a line again to let you know that I am as usual in the pink hope you are all the same at home. I am very short of news in fact there is nothing interesting about the place I am in just now so I can’t describe that to you even if I should. The weather still keeps very hot but it does get very chilly at nights and in drill shorts I feel it pretty cold. I expect we will be getting serge again this month so we shall be roasting during the day. I am still anciously waiting for the next mail to come for me to get the photos of you. How is Nain Jones getting on I expect she is still with you hope she is enjoying herself and that she will benefit by her visit to South Wales. I was glad to hear in your last letter that she can walk much better than she use to I am thinking she is like a story I heard a short time ago. An inquisitive person asked an old man how old he was. The old man said he was a hundred. Well how do you feel said the inq pne. Well said the old man I feel a deal stronger in the commencement of this hundred than I did at the beginning of the last hundred, so it seems Nain is getting much stronger than she was. I have been hearing rumours that I would shortly be an uncle, am I or am I not let me know. I am beginning to feel my position, the importance of it and so forth. Tell Jon and Mag not to put too heavy a label on the young un because its not them that have to wear it. I expect Dyfan and Mailys will be too big for their shoes after it. I don’t know what to write am up the stick for a subject. I have not seen Mr Davies for a couple of weeks he did go to hospital with his leg but don’t know is he out yet. By the way have you received hid letter yet let me know I am ancious to know what he has to say about me. Lewis Morgan is alright and in good health. Well I must wind up now more cagged paper this is. Well roll on duration when I can talk and not have to write on paper what I have to say. I close with best love and best wishes to you all.

I am your loving Son


Sgt GC Roberts 3144

C Coy 1/5th Welsh Regt 159 B 53 D EEF