ABERGAVENNY.|1891-09-25|Pontypool Free Press and Herald of the Hills - Welsh Newspapers Online
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ABERGAVENNY. MILITARY FUNERALâOn Saturday afternoon,, the remains of Sergeant Joseph Greene (late drill instructor of H Company, 4th Volunteer Battalion S.W.B.) were interred at the cemeteryr with military honours. The deceased was for some years colour-sergeant in the Royal Mon- mouthshire Militia, and for a year or so was drill instructor at Tredegar, from which place he came to Abergavenny, in 1860, when the volun- teer movement was in its infancy. From that time until about seven years ago, he occupied the position of drill instructor to the corps, and was held in great respect for his strict military disciplinejand genial disposition. The company, numbering about a hundred, turned out in token of respect, their numbers being increased by some of the Brecon and Pontypool men. The battalion band came over from Newport by an early train. The Volunteers were under the command of Capt. W. Dyne Steel. A firing party, number- ing twelve men, headed the procession. The rear was brought up by the Volunteers and some thirty members or tne Freemasons, of which lodge the deceased was tiler for a number of years. The Rev. Jonathan Howell, incumbent of Holy Trinity Church, officiated, and the usual three volleys were fired over the grave. The Freemasons, according to custom, dropped a sprig of acacia on the coffin. It is only six weeks since the deceased (who was 57 years of age) buried his wife, and his death was quite unex- pected. Amongst the wreaths was one from the Freemasons.

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