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A1 and in the Pink – 100 years on

WWI as seen in the letters of Sgt GC Roberts MM of the 1/5th Welsh Regiment

Month

August 2018

August 9th 1918. In the Field. More Boils!

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July 30th 1918. In the Field. To Mailys Roberts

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Interesting reference to a “sleeping sickness” presumably encephalitis lethargica, depicted in the movie Awakenings.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encephalitis_lethargica

July 22nd 1918. In the Field

Notes

Senior CWB – Central Welsh Board, final school exams.

Pitman courses – secretarial courses established 1837.

Cheshire’s – Cheshire Regiment to which GCR’s Battery was attached.

Good news from France – probably the failure of Germany’s last great offensive.

Cefn – Cefn Mawr near Llangollen, the Roberts’s previous home.

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