Roman solider Aurelius Polion, an Egyptian serving in a Roman legion in Europe 1800 years ago was desperate after sending six letters that have gone unanswered.
“I pray that you are in good health night and day, and I always make obeisance before all the gods on your behalf. I do not cease writing to you, but you do not have me in mind. But I do my part writing to you always and do not cease bearing you (in mind) and having you in my heart. But you never wrote to me concerning your health, how you are doing. I am worried about you because although you received letters from me often, you never wrote back to me so that I may know how you.”
What did World War I soldiers write in their letters home? Almost the same.