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ANGLESEY ROUTE MARCH.

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ANGLESEY ROUTE MARCH. I "PALS" WELCOMED IN TOWNS AND VILLAGES. INTERESTING INCIDENTS ON THE WAY. I (From Our Reporters). A detachment of 160 men of the 1st Brigade of the Welsh Army stationed at Llandudno axe this week on a route march through Anglesey. They started from Menai Bridge on Monday in com- maiid of Captain Evans, of the 15th Battalion; Lieutenants F. W. Vaughan, 15th Battalion; John Williams (Carnarvon), 16t.h Ba-iit-aiion, and Lieut. Hughes, 14th Battalion. The men, s-ome of whom wore blue serge uniforms, the rest being in khaki, travelled from Llandudno to Menai Bridge by train. Ouisi.de che prec-iirctg of the raiIwAy stLLbo-n tney were met by a detachment of tho National Reserve, stationed éilt Mcnui Bridge, and the MeriJ3 i 13ndige Silver Band (conducted by Mr Senogies), who accompanied the men on their maroh. It was quuo an imposing pro- cession, headed by the regument-d Ar/gona gOOJt, which was presented to the London Weiah by Air HoWeit J. WaAiiams, London, who also presented the bug.o band with their instruments. They swung round the approach to the Suspension Bridge in martial style, but the toll-coi'.ector insij-ted that they shou.d "break step" in cross- ing. As it was, the oscillation ot tha oentral &pan was very marked while the men were cross- ing. Menai- Bridge people turned out to welcome tho troops, and the youngsters who assembled near the Square were particularly jubilant with their shrill cheers. Lustily singing to the latest ditties, including one vvlndh cri(ILd "We joined the Army yesterday "Si, tile Army of to-day's ail right," the men proceeded to Rhianfa, the residence of Lady Verney, on the baiiks of the Menai Straits, where they were served with light refreshments. Mr Roberts, Mill Bank, iu welcoming the troops on behalf of the villagers of Liajiotigfan, stated that Lady Verney and Miss Vomey were deeply sorry they could not be present to per- sonally welcome the men. They had both sub- scribed liboraiiy towards the fund raised to d-uu-ay the expenses. lie had been through the parish of LiandcigtaJi on several occasions collecting to- wardi various objects, but never had tiuo parish- ioners albony-n such readiness in subscribing to- wards giving- tneir guesti t;hat day a hearty ie- ooDtion. VVe are all willing to do what wo can for Tommy," they said. Before the men left Lieut. Vaughan voiced their thanks to the villagers for their hospitality, which, he said, was quite characteristic of Anglesey. '1 ne procession, augmented by the ba.nd of the "Clio" Industrial Training Ship and the Llandeg- fan Boy Scouts, in charge of Miss Armitstead, then ascended tha hill leading to Llandegfaai, and proceeded through Lkinsadwm to Pentiaeth. AT BENLLECH. Monday Niight. It was about 2.30 when we reached Be>nileoh (writes a Chronicle representative), and wo würe welcomed JU tiie Square by Mr J. Rtoe Roberts, J.P., who, addressing tne troops and the crowd, referred to the number of men still left in Anglesey who oould join, and tine iaot that the onexny had never before approached so close to our snores. The Lugbsh National An- them was foiiowed by the s:ngu;g of Hen YYlad fy N hadau. fy Tho |>oopie of Anglesey have provided well for tho bodily needs of the eoldiers, a,i.,d for the second tune in a few hours we sat d-own to an excellent cold spread. This time in the cay schools, where tIle men took turns at the tables, ad id after lunch went to have a Look at the vil- lage and sang chcrusus in the Square before fall- ing in a,t 3.4b. Captain T. R. Evans expressed the thanks of the detachment for the splendid treatment and welcome they had received. Speaking in Welsh, he said he had not seen many men of service age, and he understood that Anglesey had aiready done well, but he wpuid be glad £ o Imve any ot the men in his audience who could join at Llandudno. If everywhere did as well as Angle- &ey IV L'ied, share in the recruiting would be all right. vVe spent, our first night at Borallecdi. The day had been an ideal 0110 for marching, despite the SillS-by state of the roads after the snow, but as we drew near our night's resting place tihe cloud3 began to gather, and beforo we re-ached our billets it was raining. Benilsch gave w a hearty reception, and amongst the bunting was a banner ikiscribed "Croesaw i 'r Pals." in an adidress of welcome the Rev. T. O. Jones said it was not a welcome of banners or applause only, bu.t one from the heart. They knew what a Welsh weioome was, and an Anglesey weloome was the best in Wales. Their omy wish was to miako everyone oonifortable and feel at home. The scene of the submarine raid was not far away, and, referring to it and the need of aoidiers to giiard our shares, he was reminded of an incident which happened on Saturday. He was talking to a ehiid about it, when the little ooio said in Welsh, "What a pity they did ,YA wait until Monday. The soldiers from i-ilan- dudno will be here then." The youngster had perfect confidence that would have averted tihie disaster. Wales, -he concluded, had awakened, and Welshmen were on their feot, a new spirit running in their blood. The Vfel-ah National Anthem was siing before we dispersed to our billets. Benlleoh well-kept up the spirit of Mr Jones' remarks, and long betore the different detach- ments assembled tor dinner they had made fast friends with their hosts and hostesses, who spared no effort to n-iake their gue-ts com for table for tho night. A full programme had been arranged for the evening, and at 6.30 the 14th (Carnarvon and Anglesey) Battalion R. W.F. and the 16th (2nd North Wales Pab) Battalion R.W.F. and tho bugle band of the London Welsh sat down to an excellent repast at the Glannafon Hotol, being foiiowed at 7 by tho 13th (1st North Wales Pals) Battalion R.W.F. The dinner was suooeeded by two smoking concerts-iaie first party going to the Mairiangias Schools, where Aldt.rrman it. L. Edwards pros.ided over an enthusiastic gather- ing, arid the second to Tynygongl Sohool. Here County Councillor W. D. Williama was the chair, nmn. Excellent programmes were provided by a number of local artistes, assisted by meme.r. of the different battalions. During the evening Capt. T. R. Evans, of tha London Welsh, and Lieut. Prlto"i-d addressed the gathering: on the recruiting question. In introducing the first, speaker the Chairman recalled the fact that Captain Evans was tho author of the Welsh d.rama, "Barn y Brodyr,j whtoh is to be produced in the district. Captain Evans, ill moving a vote of thinks to those responsible for the arrangements, expressed his pleasure at being at the birtnplace of Goronwy Owen and in the land of the Morrisiaid, which he never thought he would visit under such oir- cumsbanoes. He was glad to see how the Welsh spirit and language was kept up, and the thriving state of the literary societies in the district. Mr Lloyd George at Queen's Hali had said that this was a great opportunity for Weiefimen, and he hoped they would take it. In appealing to them to join the troops at Llandudno tie aaiid the Welsh Fusiliers was a regiment witih great tradi tions. Lieut. Pritdhard, who seoonded, wanted to dra.w the attention of the men present to the fact that if the mem were wanted and they did not come they would be made to serve. They now had a chance to join as firee men. and if they did not take it they would not have the same status as conscripts, which was only fair. Further, they woulid not be able to pick and choose aa to what regiment they would join. They would not be able to say they wanted to go with the Welsh Fusiliers at Llaundudmo, they would have to go where they were eent. He appealed to them as a native of Anglesey to join at once. They d'id not need to be thanked, gaid the Chairman, they were only too delighted to do what they oould. He was pleased to say chat about 100 had already gone to the Amny from the village, and ba understood that more had joined that day, and still more were ready to do so. so The snow was lyirig off the giroamd when we left on Tuesday morning for Rboefawr aaiidJUan- erobymedd. LONG MARCH IN THE SNOW. I VICAR OF AMLWCH'S ENCOURAGING I ADDRESS. AMLWCH, Tuesday. Tuesday was the first of the long marches, and when we woke to find the land white with snow things did not look very promisu?. Fortunate- ly the snow wao crisp ancf the marching not diffi- cult for the first few nule3? At Rhogawr th?ra was a "laU out" for five minutes before proceed- ing to LLMMTcbymedd for hmch. yrooced- reached the centre of Anglesey, however, the weather had broken up, and' a sleety dJmzzle was falling. Llanerdhymeddl was reached at 11.30. Mr Pritchard gave an address of wel- oome in the Square prior to the troops moving on to the Methodist Chapel Sohooltv»oia p elaborate hot lunch. We left Lkjierchyimodd, alter a most enjoyable time, in a perfect blizZÃllll, At Rhosybol the soldiers were given an en- thusiastic reception by the villagers and school children, an.d in a short address the Rev. Evan Roberts reminded the men of Cromwell's advice to his Ironsides: "Fear God and keep your powder dry." Amlwch was soon in sight, but it was tot reached at once, as a circular route via Pcnaarn, Pen-gorffwysfia and Perth Amlwch had been ar- ranged. At the latter place the Menai Bridge band rejoined the procession, and with bands playing we marched into Amlwch two hours before time. The people hurriedly assembled in tho Square to greet us. The dinner given by the inhabitants was held in Bethosda chapel Schoolroom, whore the Red Cross .nurses wore in attendance. The concert that followed was held In the chapel itself, the chairman being the Rev. 1'. Pritchiard, vicar of Amlwch, and the conductor the Rev. D. Roberts. The Rev. T. Prit-c-liard, one of whose sons, Lieut. T. P. Piiitohard, of tha 2nd Battalion Royal Welah Fusiliers, died of his wounds at Boulogne Hospital, and whoso other two sons are serving in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, spoko with feei:;ag on the rooruiting question. Last Saturday they had had all example of wha.1i German methods of warfare meant, when four peaceful men were hurled into eternity witnout any warning. He thought the recruiting ques- tion so important that he would like to &eo all Members "of Parliament recruiting instead of sitting at Westminster. They had in Mr Lloyd George. Sir Edward Grey, and M-r Churchill men who were quite able to look after all the aifatrs of the nation, so that the other m-embers c-ouid go into the country recruiting. Millions were needed to k- eop the country going, but aid who oould join had not done so. Speaking of strikes and other matters, he said that every man who wanted to make money from the war was a traitor to his country. Addressing the soldiers in English, he said he was glad tuley had joined the Welsh Furthers. I He had been in connection with the regiment for many years, and had dear ones connected with it. Ail he had t-o say to the troops was that they were tho cream ot the country. After tho war there would ba a now valuation of men. There were many who had nreviousiy been 1Il- clined to look down on them as they did not ldro- uouxico their Shibboleth, but they had displayed qualities that had lain dorma.nt, and they had the courage to go and fight for their country. He would give them tho advioo he gave his three sons-he had three, now he had twoâ"Be sober. Be diligent. Fear God, and dio duty. If the worst comes and you fall your country will honour you for ever, you will bo amongst those who will be remembered for all time. \ou will have laid down your life in tiie oauee of truth. Dr. Jones, Amlwch, chairman of the Anglesey County Council, said the spirit of Glyndwr was as anve as ever in W ales to-day, and he asked the men who had not joined what they thought in their hearts. The women present, h3 aiso appealed to, us they had a lot to do with the matter. M-a<:iy stopped young men joining when they had the chance to make them do so. Am- lwen had dona well, for 100 m&n had gone to the colours, one man 1e-¡WÃig a wife and eight chil- dren. "Remember the spirit of Glyndwr, the na- tional s i-rit of Wales," said the speaker, "and do your duty for your land and your home, and, quoting the words of "Fechgyn Cyinru," which had just been sang, he concluded, "Melus yw marw d<roa ein gwlad." In the absence, through bereavement, of Mr Thomas (chairman of tiu Amlwch Urban Dis- trict Council), Mr Fanning extended the Coun- cil's welcome to the troops. The response to the collection for inaney for the entertainment of the troops, he &aid, was so .great that they had a substantial balance over to provide comforts ior the men at the front. The last march had- stnnm- lated recruitiffg when it was at a low ebb, and now over 10 per cant, of the population had on- listed. Lieut. V a ugh An spoke in reply in place of Captain T. R. Evans, who was suffering from a sore throat. Wales once was very backward in its recruiting, but he was glad to say this was no longe.r ao, and he hoped that when the final blow was strui-k the men of Anglesey and Amlwch would play a prominent part. They wanted Wales to be at tho top in this business, as they were fighting on the side of all that Welshmen h-ad ever held dearâthe rights of small nations- 4rA they ail ought to take a hand. I HEARTY RECEPTIONS IN MID-ANGLESEY I HOLYHEAD. Wednesday. WednesdiilV was a very different ctay. When we assembled in the Square in Aniiw-ch at 7.50 the sun was s-hsning brightly, anid there was a fresh frosty nip in the air. The roads, too, were the best we had. been on in the island, and every- thing- combined t.o malce the matching ideal, the result being that wo reached Lianddeusant half an hour under scheduled time. On the way at d whilst 6he school Llawbabo a halt was ca.i'ied whilst the school children distributed apples, w-h "h were yery ac- ceptable. At I.,Iaidciou-a,ibt there was a long stop, whilst the inhabitants entertained us to an excellent lunch at too day school. Speaking in the playground afterwa.rds the Rector emph-asised tih-a value of subordination as a means towards victory. Subordination was not slavery, it wa3 the only system on which wars oould be won. A reception was given at Llanfachraeth, cigar- ettes being distributed, and from there we moved on to Bodedern, whore another great welcome wag given us. Dr. Parry Edwards, brother-m- Jaw to Brigadiier-GeneraI Owen Thomas, the Rev. James Evans, the vicar, and the Rev. William Davies addressed the men, whilst in the Square were Col. and Mr3 Fox-Pitt and their son, Lieut. Fox-Pitt, who is homo on a brief holiday from the trendies. After the speeches a choir of school children sang the "Marseillaise" in En- glish, and "GOod Save tho King" in WÃJah. A move was then made for tea, at which a number of Red Crojs nurses assisted. From Rodedorn to Valley was the finest stretch of the day. Tho day was clear, the fields green though the day before tihcy were whito with snow, and the bright sunshine completed a spring evening scene, but ahead the Snowdon range, wihidh had been coming into view cull the way, was all white, and reminded one that we wore still in February. At Gaergcdliog' another halt was oalled, and before entraining at Vaiiey for I Holyhead more cigarettes were given awiay, and I the troops welcomed to the village.

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