Hide Articles List

12 articles on this Page

ST. HELENS "PALS"1 AT BANGOR.

THE SOCIAL SIDE.

.BULLETS.""I

I EAST LANOASHIRES ATI I CARNARVON._

News
Cite
Share

I EAST LANOASHIRES AT I I CARNARVON. I 1300 MEN BILLETED IN THE TOWN. I Carnarvon on Tuesday became the training ground for the next ten weeks of tho lltii East Lancashire Service Battalion. The battalion consists of 1300 men and i6 officers, and has already been in training for five months. Nearly 50 per cent. of the men hail from Accrington. the remainder belonging to Chorley, Burnley, and the other neighbour- ing towns. They travelled to Carnarvon in three special trains and their first impression of the town and its surroundings was not of the pleasant- est on account of the snow which had fallen earlier in the day and the sleet which con- tinued to come down at intervals. The men, however, bore the discomfort with smiling faces and marched out to their billets with all the cheeriness of the typical "Tommy." The first contingent was met at the railway station by the Mayor (Councillor J. Prichard) and other members of the Town Council, but there was no formal reception. Special con- stables, in charge of Mr Charles A. Jones, conducted the men to their billets. The men were in command of Colonel R. Sharpies, V.D., and Major G. N. Slinger (act- ing adjutant). The following were the other offi"rs:- A Company (Accrington and District).â Capt. Watson (commanding), Capt. Livesey (second in command), Lieut. Tough, 2nd Lieuts. Stonehouse and Ashworth. B Company (Accrington and District).â Capt. Broadley (commanding) Capt. Peltzer (2nd in command), 2nd Lieuts. Garwood, Raw- cliffe. Bailey and Kenny. C Company (Chorley and Blackburn) Major Milton (commanding), Lieut. Jackson, 2nd Lieuts. Rig-by, Birtwistle and Shorrock. D Company (Burnley and Blackburn).â Major Ross (commanding), Lieut. Riley (2nd in command), 2nd Lieuts. Kershaw, Heys, Mitchell and Ryden. E Company (Reserve, Accrington).-211d Lieuts. Ruttle, Williams, Whittaker, Slinger and Haywood. Blackburn Detachment.âCaptain Cheney, Lieut. Roberts, 2nd Lieuts. S. Haywood and Jones. Batt. Q.M. Capt. Lay. In charge of Bat- talion Scouts, 2nd Lieut. J. Ramsbottom. In charge of Signallers, 2nd Lieut. Macalpins. In charge of Transport, 2nd Lieut. H. Bury. The men wear blue serge uniforms, similar to those of the Llandudno "Pals." Adequate preparations have been made for the enter- tainment of the men, the churches andehapels having thrown open their schoolrooms as re- creation rooms. The soldiers seem to themselves in the town, and everything is be-intg done t-o make them comfortable. One of their chief amusements is listening to the town criers Announcing important, locatl events in W e!t<h. They gather around them, and aftctr I the "ûrying" is over there is «a li-eairty laugh. The troops assemble every morntUtg at Castle Square at 9 o'clock, and then proceed for route niar-olies to the surrounding districts. The offi- cers are quartered at the Royal a,nd Sporteimaji Hotls. A house in Church-street has beon con- verted into military headquarters.

IRREGULAR PAYMENTS BY LLANDUDNO…

ANGLESEY ROUTE MARCH.

t ARRIVAL AT HOLYHEAD. I

OFFICERS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES.

-¡ BETHESDA.I

I ST. DAVID'S DAY AT LLAN-I…

LLANDUDNO COUNCIL AND THE…

I FREE OFFER TO LADIES.