BACK TO THE FIRINC LINE. I On Wednesday night Regimental Sergt. Major Harry Williams, of the 10th Service Welsh Regt., 1st Rhon- dda Batt., returned to Boulogne, France, to rejoin his unit after spend- ing a few days home leave. He has been on active service since he was 17 years of age. Before this war broke out he had been with the S.W.B. tor 21 years, and was afterwards 9 years drill I instructor. A fine record is it not? His wife and family reside at 9 Rheola Street, Penrhiwceiber. I This is a photo of Private W. H. Ed- wards, of 5 Aberdare Hd., Glyn Neath. He was in No.3 Company, 13th Batt., R.H.G., 1st Canadian Division, H.M.F., France, and was killed in action on 19th April in the battle of Loos. He was 2-J years of age, and had been working at the British Rhondda Colliery for a few months. He was a brother to Evan Edwards and Gunner Harry Ed- ward, 10 Aberdare Road, and also leaves two sisters. Driver A. J. Munden, R.F.A., second son of -Mr. Herbert Munden, 20 Lam- bert Terrace, Gadlys, who, although only 18 years of age, has been serving his King and Country for 15 months somewhere in France.
Matthewstown Soldier's Death. We regret to record the death of Private William Williams, of the 10th Welsh, who was killed in action in France on April 25th. He was a brother to Mrs. Edwards (butcher), of 1 Pentwyn Avenue. Private Williams was a bachelor, and was 45 years of age, and prior to enlistment, at the outbreak of war, lived at Porth. He had taken part in several engagements. In the field of battle He bravely took his place, And fought and died for England And the honour of hi.c; race; He sleeps not in his native land, But 'neath the foreign skies, Far from those who loved him best And in a here's grave he liee.
The War. Sympathy with Bereaved Mother. — The mother of Pte. Victor Nicholas, late Duffryn Gardens, Mountain Ash, has received the following letter from the officer of the Company to. which her Private VICTOR NICHOLAS. son belonged:—"My dear Mrs. Nicho- las,-I regret to tell you of the death of your son, who was in my Company. He died on the morning of May 1st from wounds received the night before. He was acting as orderly to his section officer, and they were going up a com- munication trench to the front line. When they were half way up the trench the Germans suddenly started a very heavy bombardment. About the first shell to fall came right in the trench and exploded where your son and his officer were. Your son had his thigh very badly hit, and the officer was wounded in the foot and back. Your son was taken three miles hack, but died about 9.45 from a compound fracture of the thigh. The whole Com- pany sympathise with you in your loss. Your son was a general favourite with all, officers and men, and during the short time he was out proved himself a most excellent soldier. May the knowledge that he died the most glor- ious death a man can die be a consola- tion to you in this your great sorrow. Your son was buried in the soldiers' graveyard in Bray, a town just north of the River Somme. Let me again ex- press my most sincere personal sym- pathy with you.—I am, Major 54th Co. Pte. Nicholas, who was formerly in the Somerset Light Infantry, and was transferred to Machine Gun Section, was one of four brothers in the Army.
Penrhiwceiber Soldier Killed Mrs. Dennis MacCarty', of 81 Tirfelin Street, Penrhiwceiber, has received a letter from her husband, Private D. MacCarty, of the Munster Fusiliers, now in France, informing her of the death in action of his comrade, Private Jim Sullivan, of the same regiment, and who previous to joining H.M. Forces lodged at Mrs. Sullivan's, 41 Woodfield Terrace. He was killed by shrapnel, and was a. hero to the last. He was a single man. „ His aged parents live in Ireland. ,;p; .I Iii
Aberdare Tribunal. On Monday evening Mr. Charles Ken- shole (chairman), Mrs. F. Kose Davies, Councillors T. Walter Williams, Wil- liam M. Llewelyn, E. Stonelake, Evan Jones (Aberaman), George Powell, William Rees, J.P., and William Lawrence. Councillor T. Walter Wil- liams occupied the chair pending the arrival of Mr. Kenshole. Wholesale confectioner, Aberdare— medically rejected. County Court clerk from Abercwmboi- adjourned one month. No further post- ponement. Polisher employed by Mr. F. D. E. George-rejected by Medical Board. Gadlys man, employed as grocer's assistant to Councillor E. Morris, Pen- rhiwceiber—refused. Colliery cashier, application made by Bwllfa Co.—postponed six months. Mason in partnership with his father, trading as D. Davies and Son, Trecynon —postponed one month. Colliery traffic clerk, Bwllfa Co., application made by employers—post- poned six months. Head warehouseman, Aberdare Co- operative Society, sole support of widowed mother postponed three months.. Senior pay clerk, Bwllfa Co., applica- tion made by employers-postponed three months. Aberdare travelling draper and out- fitter (married)—postponed six months. Fishmonger and lessee of Aberdare Market—postponed six months. Manager, coal wharf, Aberdare—post- poned 14 days (nnal). Managing clerk to Aberdare solicitor— postponed six months. Clerk to same solicitor-postponed one month (final). Aberaman man, employed as audit clerk to Co-op. Wholesale Society—post- poned six months. Fruiterer, Canon Street-postponed six months. Tailor's son, Cardiff Street, employed as cutter and buyer of stock-postponed six months. Hairdresser and tobacconist, Harris Street, Hirwain postponed three months. Cwmaman grocer postponed six months. Manager, Messrs. Lipton's, Ltd., Aber- dapostponed three months. Motor fitter and working manager of Garage for Mr. A. J. Sheen-postponed three months. Baker, employed by Mr. D. M. Powell, Gadlys-postponed three months.
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I Mountain Ash Tribunal. On Tuesday morning, Mr. Griffith Evans, J.P., presiding. A wholesale and retail dairyman of Abercynon was granted exemption tili July 1st on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee. A dental mechanic of Miskin applied for a further postponement. He had appealed to the County Tribunal, uiat body upholding the decision of the Mountain Ash Tribunal. The Clerk pointed out that under the New Mili- tary Service Act, Section 4, he had no further right of appeal. The applica- tion was on that ground refused. A Darran Las tube and boiler coverer appealed from a previous decision, ex- empting him from combatant service only. He could not take part even in non-combatant service, as he was a con- scientious objector. The appeal was dismissed on the ground that under the Military Service Act no local tribunal could vary its decisions. A builder's stonemason in Miskin ap- pealed for exemption on the grounds of hardship and that he was the sole'sup- port of his aged father-in-law.—Grant- ed 3 months. A Mountain Ash chaff cutter and horse-forage haulier was granted 2 months exemption. An Aberdare chauffeur, who drives doctors' cars, was granted a fortnight's extension. A Mountain Ash baker was granted 3 months exemption. A Mountain Ash insurance agent, a conscientious objector, stated in his ap- peal that he attested under a misappre- hension. He had been medically re- jected, and was therefore granted total exemption. A Mountain Ash hotel manager, placed by the military doctor in Class 3B, appealed on the ground of hardship. Granted 3 months. The Ynysybwl Co-op. Society ap- pealed on behalf of a butcher, a mana- ger of the grocery and drapery branch at Abercynon, a bakery foreman, two grocery hauliers, and a slaughterman. In the course of the hearing it was announced by Mr. J ones, the manager, that they had given up making pastries. All these cases were adjourned. The Mountain Ash Education Com- mittee appealed for total exemption for their assistant school architect and six headmasters. The masters were grant- ed six months. The appeal for the ar- chitect was adjourned for one month. A manager for a multiple grocery es- tablishment in Oxford Street, Mountain Ash, appealed for total exemption. The firm's inspector stated that the ap- pellant had taken the place of a single man. He was the only male left in the shop.—Granted 2 months. Afternoon Session. At the afternoon session the follow- ing were present: Councillors Griffith Evans, J.P. (chairman), J. Powell, Dr. R. D. Morgan, J.P., D. Rogers, Bruce Jones, Wm. Millar, Jas. Evans, Chas. Maddox, G. H. Hall, W. Lamburn, and Mr. W. H. Jones, with Mr. A. Pincombe (clerk), Mr. F. Stock (deputy clerk), and Col. Morgan Morgan and Sergt. Major Johns (military representatives). Baker employed by Mrs. Smith, grocer, Oxford Street, Mountain Ash, granted 3 months, as advised by the Advisory Committee. Hairdresser and tobacconist, Oxford Street, married man and owner of the business, granted 3 months. Engineer and wash-house man, em. ployed at a laundry, referred to the Medical Board. Mountain Ash builder and under- taker, employing 4 men, was granted 6 months. Col. Morgan gave notice of appeal in this case. Mr. Hall raised the question of the one man business," and asked the clerk whether any fresh instructions had been received from Mr. Walter Long. There had been a good deal in the Press about that point. Mr. W. Lamburn supported this request, and said that the instructions promised by Mr. Walter Long would cover such a case as the one just heard.—Col. Mor- gan mentioned that a list of cases had been sent down, as a guide to the Tri- bunals.—Mr. J. Powell: Wasn't it sim- ply a suggestion regarding those pro- posed instructions?—Mr. D. Rogers: No, there was a definite understanding that such instructions were to be sent, on condition that the clause in the Bill would be withdrawn. Refuge insurance agent, Mountain Ash, domestic circumstances pleaded, granted 3 months. Employee of Mountain Ash builder and undertaker, application made by employer, adjourned to enable the man to go before the Medical Board. Colliery tipper, Abercynon, post- poned 2 months. Credit draper, Abercynon, who had been to the Medical Board and passed for Class 3A, granted 3 months post- ponement. Hairdresser in Ffrwd Crescent, Mountain Ash, granted final postpone- ment of one month. 4. A mortar engine driver and cowman, Abercynon Road, Abercynon, appealed. Applicant was called in and said: "1 am not particular at all if I go to the Army, only give me a little time." (Hear, hear.)—Granted 2 months. Mountain Ash ironmonger, aged 40 years and 10 months. His case was adjourned to enable him to be examined by the Medical Board. Builder and contractor, Penrhiwcei- ber, granted 4 months. Caretaker and manager, Abercynon Hall, 6 months. Gents' mercer, Oxford Street, Moun- tain Ash, application refused. Col. Morgan remarked: This is the first man we've had right off to-day. Mountain Ash undertaker, Duffryn Street, had passed Class 2 (service at home). Granted 6 months. A Touch of Humour. An elementary school teacher, of Ynysybwl, asked for absolute exemp- tion. In his form applioant wrote: I have 7 children, and I am fulfilling my duty to the State as the father of such a large family (laughter), and I think I should be allowed to carry on my duties. (Renewed laughter.) In France all men with 6 and more children are ex- empted."—The Tribunal granted 6 months. Jobbing carpenter and joiner, Pen- rhiwceiber, adjourned for medical ex- amination. Steward of a Club, Ynysybwl, who had gone to work at a colliery during the last 5 weeks, applied on the ground that he was employed at a colliery. Mr Bruce Jones pointed out that it was not the intention of the Colliery Companies to appeal for men who had gone to work in collieries during the last few months.—The Clerk said that under the new Military Service Act the occu- pation of a man must be taken as that in which he was engaged in on August 15, 1915, the date of the National Re- gistration Act. It was moved and seconded that the application be not entertained, but that the case be re- ferred to the Military Representatives in conjunction with the Collieries Tri- bunals.—This was agreed to. Haulier employed by the Penrhiw- ceiber Co-op. Society, appeal made by Mr. T. Marshall secretary, on behalf of the society. Two months granted. A very interesting discussion ensued on the application of an Abercynon shop-keeper, who is also a master baker. He applied on his own behalf and a baker employee. The master- baker was granted 6 months and the employee 2 months. Speaking generally Mr. W. Millar said he was afraid that a great deal too much was being made of the bread business. If people baked their own bread that would relieve to a great ex- tent the pressure on public bakeries, and it would be far more economical.— Mr. W. Lamburn: Quite right. Mr. Bruce Jones: How many women can bake their own bread now, as women used to?—Mr. J. Powell remarked that women made pastries for their own use and there was no reason why they should not learn to bake bread. Mr. Hall: And they would be all the better for it. Mr. W. Millar: I was only remarking on the great stress laid by applicants on the bread-baking business. Mountain Ash architect applied for temporary exemption to complete con- tracts, one of which was for the Home Office. Mr. W. Millar retired while this case was being dealt with. Appli- cant shid he did not have a single assistant, two having gone to the Army. The Tribunal granted 4 months. Watch and clock dealer and repair- er, Oxford Street, who said he would have to close his shop if he went to the Army, postponed four months. Builder, slater and plasterer, Moun- tain Ash, was granted 4 months. Miskin builder, appealing on business and domestic grounds, granted six months.
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LOCAL WILLS. Mr. David Edwards, of 19 Bwllfa Road, Cwmdare, Aberdare, grocer, who died on the 20th March last, left estate of the gross value of £ 5,715 14s. 7d., of which £ 4,740 Os. lOd. is net personalty. The testator left his premises, 48 Bwll- fa Hoad, to his daughter Ann Edwards, £ 100 to his nephew Thomas Edwards, payable within four years of his death, and the residue of his estate he lelt in trust for his wife for life, with re- mainder to his children, Jeremi&h ls- lwyu and Ann Edwards, in equal shares. Mr. Roger Rogers, of 6 Moriah Place, Llwydcoed, Aberdare, for over half a century deacon at Moriah Chapel, and the first attendance officer to be ap- pointed by the Aberdare School Hoard, who died on the 30th April last, left es- tate valued at E563 4s. lid. gross, with net personalty t542 6s. 9d. Probate of his will has been granteel to the Hev. John Lewis, of Hebron, Aberaman.
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