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Funeral of Nurse Gracie 1 Fietcher, Ammanford. Nothing could have exceeded in respect- ful earnestness, in tokens of undying friend- ship and poignant sorrow, the moving tribute which the matron, sisters, nurses, soldier- patients, and staff of the Griffithstown Mili- tary Hospital paid to the memory of a kind and courageous nurse, who in a very real sense laid down her life on the altar of self- sacrificing service, when, on Friday morning, the body of the late Nurse Gracie Fletcher, daughter of Councilicr and Mrs. Thomas Fletcher, College Street, Ammanford, was borne to the railway station to be conveyed by rail to Ammanford for burial. Her death, which occurred with painful suddenness on the previous Tuesday from pneumonia, was reported in our last issue. A touching scene was witnessed before the closing of the coffin. Several hundreds of wcunded Tommies," many of whom she herself had ministered to in their sufferings, having expressed the wish to see the body in peaceful repose, moved up with silent feet and muffled hearts to catch the last glimpse of their lost nurse, who had endeared herself to them by her unselfish service. The coffin was draped with a large Union Jack, over- laid with a beautiful wreath in the shape of a broken harp, given by the staff, and by two other lovely tributes from the nurses and patients and from the maids respectively. An impressive service was held in the large hall of the hospital, the Vicar of St. Hilda's (Rev. H. O. Davies), the Chaplain (Rev. Trevor O. Thomas), and the Rev. Rhys Davies (English Baptist Church) officiating. Then, over 220 of the soldier-patients, all excepting the cot cases, walked in front of the coffin to the railway station, preceded by the clergymen and ministers, and several deacons of the Baptist Church; the bearers were the patients of her own ward and there followed Councillor Thos. Fletcher, with Mr. and Mrs. Harries, Grilfithstown (friends), several wounded soldiers on crutches, with the matron, sisters, nurses and maids of the hospital. indeed, there were expressions of sorrow and sympathy on all hands, in word and in deed, which have touched a deep chord of gratitude in the hearts of the bereaved parents and family. The spon- taneity of feeling which prompted the 'floral tributes was such that the matron had a substantial sum, over and above what was necessary for the purchase of these, to hand ove: to Mr. Fletcher for use in whatever way he thought best. The Interment was at the St. Michael's graveyard, Ammanford, on Saturday after- noon, for gentlemen only, and the large con- course which gathered was fully representa- tive of the public, business and working [I 'T he Rev. W. "E' classes of the town. The Rev. W. E. Thomas, resident minister of the English Wesleyan Church, officiated at the house and at the Wesleyan Chapel, where a short ser- vice was held, assisted by the Rev. D. E. Harris. Mr. Geo. 1. Thomas, L.L.C.M., Bettws, played the Dead March on the organ. Simultaneous with this service was a memorial service at St. Hilda's Church Griffithstown. The Rev. D. Spenser Jones, B.A. (curate), performed the last rites at the graveside. The mourners were:-Councillor Thomas Fletcher (father) Messrs. Searle Fletcher, Thos. Geo. Fletcher, Gunner Archie Fletcher (who was recently wounded), Priv. Bernard Fletcher, and Mervyn Fletcher (brothers) Messrs. Henry Fletcher, John Fletcher, Chas. Fletcher, Geo. Fletcher, and John James (uncles) Mr. Geo. Cole, Burry Port (cousin); Mr. Frank Evans, Kidwelly (cousin) Mr. Thomas Hall, Burry Port (cousin) Mr. L. Lewis, Llanelly (cousin) and Mr. J. S. Beynon, Llanelly (cousin). The coffin was covered with a wealth of flowers, which were the tributes of the fol- lowing, in addition to those already named:â Mam and Dad; Brothers and Sisters; Grandma; Florrie, Jack and Gertie; Auntie and Uncle, Brynderwen; Uncle Charlie and Auntie Minnie; Uncle Johnny, Auntie Mary Anne and Cousins; Katie and Will; English Wesleyan Church, Ammanford; Sarah, Will, Gwendoline, and Mrs. Mason, Garnant; Mrs George and Mrs. Russell; Olwen and Evelyn; Chrissie, Nellie and Dolly.

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