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


May 2019

Discharge and aftermath

GCR was discharged or “disembodied” on 8th July 1919 and instructed to report to Oswestry in case of emergency. He was 3 months short of his 23rd birthday having voluntarily enlisted before his 18th. He has been overseas for 4 years without home leave.

His certificate of employment during the war to be shown to future employers described him as “an extremely smart NCO fearless in action. Has done excellent work with the LTMB and the Bn. Was awarded the MM for gallantry in the Field”.

His employment prior Continue reading “Discharge and aftermath”

May 22nd 1919. “Good tidings”

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