Gunner Roy Crosgrey, son of Mr. James Crosgrey writes to his sister, Mrs. Will Niles as follows,
The letter is dated May 22nd: (From France)
Have received several letters from you and the rest, also a couple of papers, I wrote to Hilt and father so I suppose you would see the letters too.
We have been pretty quiet since the big battle, but have had three days in action in a quiet place, so nothing very out of the way has happened to us. We are back in France and can hear a battle going on now. We were to go into action last night but returned after going about half way there as the battery or brigade we were to relieve wanted to see the affair through themselves.
I saw Louie Hannah the other day, also a fellow that boarded at Pat Dermott's. I forgot his name. They were both looking fine. Louie says he is recommended for the D.C. W. Two of them brought in some wounded fellows after a charge. I hope he gets it.
By the way, we get lots of paper such as it is to write on, but cannot keep envelopes without them getting stuck.
I have had a couple of nice letters from Mr. Ripley, also a box of cigarettes.
We could get lots of souvenirs but can carry hard, anything. Louie says he could have had lots of helmets, ghurka knives, etc., but was too tired almost to walk without anything. Did you get the buttons I sent home? They were French and Belgian mostly.
We are having fine weather here now. I was in for a swim in a canal for the first time to-day.
Love to all,