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In Memoriam. Lieut. James Windsor Lewis. On Wednesday evening, June 21, at St. Elvan's Church, Aberdare, a memor- ial service to the late Lieut. J. Windsor LIEUT. J. WINDSOR LEWIS. Lewis was held. Prior to the service muffled peal was rung. While the con- gregation were assembling the organist, Mr. R. E. Pegge, played Chopin's Funeral March. Portions of the Bur- ial Service were sung to Helmore's setting. The loth Psalm was chanted, and the hymns sung were, "0 God, our help in ages past," 0 fryniau Cer- salem" and For all the saints." The Vicar, Rev. J. A. Lewis, B.A., con- ducted the service. The Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, Dr. Edwards, uncle to the deceased Lieut., occupied the pulpit. In the course of an appropriate ad- dress, based on Matt. 27, 14, the Bishop Shid that the text referred to an action prompted by practical sympathy, which was human sympathy. Love of man and love of God were the same in kind. Divine sympathy was human and human sympathy was divine. Human sympathy vibrated in the heart of every man. The war had brought forth in us the deeper and the gentler feelings. That service was a memorial service. There were many there that night who remembered the peaceful and happy home at Plasdraw. The son who had been nurtured in that home had touched life at many points, approaching all modern problems with the incorruptible independence which a pure charactc-i- alone could give. Continuing, his Lordship said, J have lost one of the most beautiful characters with whom God has enriched my life. I shall never see him again with mortal eyes, but his spirit lives on and touches us in the deepest moments of our lives. His last act was in perfect keeping with his whole career. He obeyed the call of his country instantly, leaving a home and all that was dearest in the world. Just before he returned to the front for the last time lie spoke to me of the future with the calm confidence that [ had always characterised his life. The pathway of life, which was gladdened by the sympathy and companionship of a congenial spirit, must now be trodden alone. In his last moment he seemed to re-echo the words found in the pocket of a dying officer:- Just as 1 am, pure, strong and free, Giving self wholly unto Thee., 0 Lamb of God, I come." At the conclusion of the sermon the Buglers sounded "The Last Post," which was followed by the Dead March" from "Saul" on the organ, all present upstanding. After the Bishop had pronounced the blessing the vast congregation stood and sang the National Anthem. The following relatives were present (in addition to the Bishop) Mrs. Wind- sor Lewis and Master Jimmie Lewis (son), Mrs. James Lewis (mother), Mr.' and Mrs. Gregorie (sister) and Miss Gregorie, Mrs. Roderick Hill and Mrs. J. A. Lewis (cousins), Rev. A. E. Green-Price and Mrs. Green-Price (cousin); Mr. W. H. Williams, Burn- ham; Mrs. Edward David, the Misses David and Mrs. Percy Hill, Llandaff. Seats were also reserved for Mr. Phil- lis. Agent to the Estate, Swansea, and Mr. J. Comley, of the Llwydcoed Es- tate, with Mr. W. J. Comley and Mrs. Heaton, from Mr. Windsor Lewis's London residence. The following officers were present:— Lieutenant Rupert Lewis, representing Lord Harlech, the Colonel Commanding the Welsh Guards, with Captain Taylor and Lieutenant Howell, representing the Officers of the Reghjient. A Cor- poral and five Buglers were sent by Colonel Stracey-Clitherow, Officer in Command of the 2nd. Battalion of the Welsh Guards. j In addition to the members of the family, and the officers from the regi- ment, seats were reserved for the High Constable and Magistrates, for the members and officials of the Aberdare; District Council, a contingent of wounded soldiers, the Aberdare Volun- teer Training Corps., and a. small body of Foresters, of which deceased was a meinben. We are asked to state that with these exceptions there were no re- served seats, the Church being free and open to the general public. The service was convened by the Vicar and Mr. Chas. Kenshole, High Constable of Miskin Higher, who wore his official robe and chain. There were also present Messrs W. Kenshole, Frank Hodges, J.P., and Councillor W. Thomas, ex-High Constables.

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