The War. Back from Africa. Gunner John Eynon, of 31 Cardiff Street, Aberdare, arrived in Eng- land last Thursday from German East Africa on the New Zealand osp ItillShlp, Marama, and is now .n. the City of London Hospital. He joined in March, 1916, and was drafted to Africa last August. He Contracted malaria fever and was for some time in a Cape Town Hospital.
Off to India. Private Willie Mackintosh, whose wife and two children reside at Ai-nott Place, Aberdare, is home on Ms first leave since he joined the n. \Y. Fusiliers about 10 weeks ago. This will also be his last leave prior to leaving the country. He sails next week for service in India. Private Mackintosh was a certifi- cated teacher at Cwmaman prior to joining.
Aberdare Sergeant Receives His D.C.M. A very interesting ceremony took place at Henham Hall Hospital, Suffolk, the seat of the Earl and Countess Stradbroke, on Friday, nd instant, when Sergeant Martin (London), K.F.A., was presented with the Military Medal and Sergt. J" Harries (Aberdare), "Welsh Hegt., tvith the D.C.M. The presentation Was made by General Sir Bruce Hamilton, assisted by Brig. General Hi chard sou and Staff of the 203rd Infantry Brigade. Before present- ing the medals, Gen. Sir Bruce Hamilton made a short speech. Having expressed his pleasure at being present, he heartily congratu- lated the recipients, and gave details of their gallant achievements. He drew attention to the very serious trial the country was now going through, and stated that so many brave deeds were being continually performed, that any man who was picked out for recognition had reason to be proud ot his medal. The Gen- eral-then thanked the Hon. Countess Stradbroke for her help and valuable services. A large number of ladies IHi gentlemen were present. After the ceremony both the Sergeants were carried round the beautiful lawn shoulder high by their com- rades, amidst great cheering.
Lost and Found. Last April, Private T. Jones, No. :2242, of the 1st 5th Hoval Welsh Fusiliers, serving in Egypt, sent to the Leader Office three photographs found on the battlefield during the progress of the battle of Gaza. The addresses were on the backs of the photos, which showed thyt they be- longed to Aberdare people, and they were subsequently delivered to Airs. Allen, 10 Banks Street, Aberdare. Private Trevor Roberts (brother to Mrs. Allen), who lost the photos, now writes as follows from Egypt :— I beg to thank you and my kind comrade, No. 2242, Private T. Jones, for returning the photographs to their rightful owners. 1 am not a bit surprised at hearing about them sent on to your office, as your paper can be seen in every regiment out here. You have probably heard of the attack we made on Gaza. 1 \\as taking a stretcher up at the time and we came across some wounued in a shell hole. Together with a pal. who was also a stretcher bearer, we attended in several wounded. Just then a hail of but- lets come along. It was a case of Vr.i down nil the ground. So we got down and I pulled off my pack in \vliich my tunic wa, and put it in front of us for cover, while We at- tended to more wounded. After I left my mate i started taking the wounded back to the Clearing Sta- tion, and oil my return lost the place where I left my park. J have met my brother-in-law after being separ- ated from him for nearly 3 years. He was a Sergeant in the Glamorgan Yeomanry, but has been dismounted and is in the 24th Welsh Begt.—1 am. Private Trevor Roherts. 8900, Stretcher Bearer D. Cov., l/o Royal Welsh Fusiliers-, B.E.F., Egypt."
Somewhere in Palestine. (Jiving the above address, Sergt. Ernie W. Lewis, son of Mr. E. J. Lewis, Aberdare Laundry, writes home as follows:—" As you arQ. pro- bably aware by now, we have of late done aokJt of hard work out here, and benefits have been reaped later. The country where we are at present has great fine crops, left by Jacko (the furks), and everywhere you look you find cultivated ground, and it is a real credit to the Turk. A\ e get visits from him every day in his aeroplane, and he tries to inflict some damage, but he generally fails and away home he goes, chased by our aeroplanes. Q.M. Sergt. Mc- Gregor. Mountain Ash, has started for home, so you will have a chance of seeing him shortly. I believe that Germany's day has gone, and our j day is dawning, and we are bound to • win. Jacko out here is as nervous j as a cat. He is under the impression | that we ar« starving, and when the prisoners come in and get bread they are thunder-struck. They can't make it out, so you can see they are under the heel of the Kaiser and can't free themselves until we get them out, and then no more Turkey, or a" the Egyptians say, 'Turkey I Mafieesh.' which means 'Turkey .Finish.
Soldier Teacher Killed. Last Saturday Miss Catherine Watkins, 37 Dean Street, Aberdare, received intimation of the death of her brother, Bombardier W. M. Watkins. H.G.A. He was seriously wounded by the explosion of a sheil and conveyed to a Casualty Clearing Station on June 17th, and died the next day. Bombardier Willie Wat- kins had been 19 months in the Army and went out to France some months ago. Prior to joining he was an assistant master at Aman Schoois, Abeiaman, and had occupied that post for S years. He was a member of St. Elvan's Church. Lieut. Whitehouse, the officer com- manding his Battery, has written to the Misses Watkins a letter of condolence. The greatest sympathy is felt locally with his two sisters.
Aberdarian's Sacrifice. News has been received by Mr and Mrs Hees, 16 Gethin Terrace, Nyth- hran. Porth, of the death in action of their son, Second-Lieutenant E. I). Bees. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who travelled a distance of 7,000 miles to tight for his country. Born at Cwmdare, Aberdare, 29 years ago. he emigrated to Patagonia in 1911, taking over the pastorate of a Welsh Congregational Church there. He spent his youth in the Aberdare dis- trict. and was a member of Eben- ezer Congergational Church, Tre- cynon. Mr. and Irs. lives removed to Porth .from Aberdare about six months ago.
f ABERDARE TRIBUNAL. On Friday. -Present: Chas. Kenshole (chairman). Airs. Davies, Messrs. T. Walter Williams, Joseph Martin, K. Stonelake, W. Lawrence, D. Tyssul Davies, with Sergtt Major Johns (military representative). Mr T. Walter Williams presided during the first part of the proceedings. Henry Jones, 37, married, 12 Jen- kin Street, Aberdare, temporary warehouse manager, in the employ of Messrs. Hodges and Sons, Ltd. I Employers' application.—Postponed till Class C3 is called up, man to join Y.T.C. Enos Jas. No-ale, 2.), married, IS Glancynon Terrace, Aberaman, timber feller in the employ of the P.D. Co.—Refused, not to be called up for one month. Gordon G. Spencer, 3J, married, Seymour St.. assistant to Air. T. E. Sil:11 t [I, stationer. Appeal on domestic grounds, serious illness of wife.—Postponed for 2 months. Albert W. Martin, 31, married, 30 Cynoll Street, Aberaman, boot re- pairer, applied for by Mr.. B. Alartin, father and employer, whose other two sons are in the Army. Class C--—Three months, to join Y.T.C. ,John married. (j Wel- lington Street. itobortstowih car cleaner Aherdare Tramways. Class B2. Pervitin] application, dissatis- fied \vith Atedieal Board's decision. Had lost sight of left eye.—Refused. Thos. Al. Lloyd, 3G, married, 40 Gladstone Street, Aberaman, first hand provision department, Aber- aman Branch. Cwmbach Co-op. Society. Class C2. Application on doni.-v'tic gnn:nds--iilnn;-s of wiie. Three months. Isaac Simmons. o0, married, 2 St. John's Place. Trecynon. coal mer- chant and haulage contractor to the Cwmaman Coal Co.—Postponed 3 mon t lis. W. D Morris, 39, married, out- fitter. etc., 39 Commercial Street, Aberdare. Sole owner of (one man) business.—-Postponed 3 months. Mr. J. O. George, grocer and diaper. Hirwain, applied for Wm. Bound, 33, married,' of 58 Station Bond. Hirwain, haulier and ware- houseman. Oni, mall left out oi 4 employed before the war. Post- poned 3 months. Sidney George Howe, 33, married. 47 Fothergill Street, Aberdare. credit draper. Appeal on business and domestic grounds—illness of wife.—Postponed 3 months. Mr. T. D. Williams, accountant. Canon St.. applied for his brother, D. J. Williams, assistant accountant, 111 years of age, married with two children. Passed Class Cl. Ad- employed before the war. — Post- poned' 3 months. Sidney George Howe, 33, married. 47 Fothergill Street, Aberdare. credit draper. Appeal on business and domestic grounds—illness of wife.—Postponed 3 months. Mr. T. D. Williams, accountant. Canon St.. applied for his brother, D. J. Williams, assistant accountant, <11 years of age, married with two children. Passed Class Cl. Ad- journed for medical re-examination. John Davies, 33, married, 21 Ann Street, Gadlys. grocer's haulier, em- ployed by Air. David Evans, grocer. Had a delicate wife and 5 children. —Postponed 3 months subject to his undertaking work as a substitute. Mr. J. Parry, grocer and baker, Abercwmboi, applied tor John Phil- lips, 37, married, employed as baker's vaymaii. Passed C2. Granted 2 months. Mr. W. Llewelyn, manager of Messrs. Pegler's Stores, Aberdare, appealed for Lionel Cox, 24, single. Had been in the Army one day, and passed in Class C3. There was also a personal appeal-sole support oi widowed mother. Sergt. Major Johns said that Class C3 men up to 25 years of age were now being called up.—Application refused.
LOCAL MEMS. BY MEMO. Air. Ben Tillett in these days plays many parts. On Sunday week he deputised Lord French at a gather- ing in Merthyr. He now comes out as a champion of the Anti State Purchasers of Drink Traffic. The Aberdare Council have met the milk vendors but have failed to come to an understanding regarding the price at which milk should be sold. A Government Order has been issued stating that vendors can only charge an extra 2d. per quart on the retail price in March, 1914. it is rather unfortunate that two prices existed in the district at that time. Milk was sold in Aberdare and Tre- cynon at 3d. per pint, whereas it was 4d. in the bottom end of the district. The result is that neither the Government nor the Aberdare Coun- cil can compel the local vendors to adopt a uniform price. The Aber- aman milkmen claim their right to charge (id., and the Trecynon and Aberdare milkmen, while re-cognising the illegality of their action in selling at Gcl. per quart, state that it is unfair to them lu be obliged to ot at 5d., while their co-vendors m the same district sell at 6d. On the face of it it does seem Ull- fair to penalise now those very people who sold at a less profit 3 years ago. The Government Order helps those who help themselves. The milkmen who charged top prices before the war are allowed to charge top price now, and those who sold at lei. per quart less are rewarded by being compelled to sell at Id. per quart less now, notwithstanding the fact that the conditions prevailing throughout the district are very similar, and do not warrant any difference in the price. Air. Clement Edwards, M.P., is taking a very bold course on the question of obtaining recruits for the Army. The miners are "blessing" him for his pains, but in some quar- ters his attitude is receiving very strong support. Thus "The Nation- a] News" last Sunday :— Mr. Edwards, the Liberal mem- ber for Mid-Glamorgan, was perfect- ly accurate in stating that there are between 500,000 and 600,000 men of military age who are badged and pro- tected in our mines. If the total numbers of men of military age in all the trades and professions of the country and in the Government de- partments were added up they would come out to a total'of between three and four millions, It is because Germany has freelv made use of such resources, ami because we have not, that the war drags on, and the reason why we have not done so is because the political poltroonery of our leaders has prevented them from leading and from revealing the true facts. We know quite well that agriculture, the shipyards, the mines, the railways, and the muni- tion factories must be kept going within the measure of our needs and our possibilities of usefully employ- ing them, but these can be satisfied as Ni-ell as the needs of the Army, and the case against the War Cabinet that they have not raised the miliwry age to find the substi- tutes for the younger men, nor have they, as they should have done, called on the younger men without exception to serve."
CLYN NEATH. YOU will be pleased after callina at JAY'S. BAPTISM. On Sunday evening last, at Bethel Baptist Chapel, the pulpit was occupied by the Rev. T. Carmen Harries. The conductor of the singing was Mr. Roland Hughes. One member was baptised at the close of the service. SAIOKING CONCERT. On Fri- day evening last a concert was held at the Crown Hotel in aid of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund. Mr. Harry Davies was the chairman. The accompanist was Mr. William Reece. The following took part: —Messrs. E. Crooks. J. Pickering, W. Webber, William Jenkins, Matthew Webber, T. Francis, W. Berry, J. Davies, James Davies, Messrs. Humphreys and Webber, D. Jones and l £ red Sandry. Mr. W. Blewitt was the secretary. WELCOME HOME. On Tuesday evening last, at Ebenezer, Pont- neathvaughan, a concert was held in honour of Corporal Sims Davies, who came home recently from the front. The chair was occupied by Mr. Meredith Davies, while Mr. Parry Williams was the pianist. Solos and recitations were given by Misses Joanna Jones, and Ada Mor- gan. Air. Tom Francis, Mrs. Thor- burn, Miss M. E. Lewis, Miss Gwladys Fisher, Aliss Doris Griffiths. Quartette, Mr. Francis Lloyd and friends. Mr. W. H. Bevan gave an address. Mr. Morgan Lewis, on be- half of the church and friends, handed Corporal Davies a B' *)Ie and a sum of money. Mr. Tom Lewis was the secretary. QUARTERLY MEETINGS. On Sunday evening Capel y Glyn Sunday School held their quarterly meet- ings. The Rev. J. T. Evans presided. The following took part in the pro- gramme:—Alisses Joanna Jones, Rosina Jones, Olwen Thomas, Cath- erine Price, Phoebe Gwen Price, Maggie Roderick, Bessie Davies, Annie Thomas, Alaster Glyn Davies and Mr. David Price. Air. Rees Harries gave an address. Recitations were rendered by Misses Maggie Annie Davies, Louisa Thomas, Gwladys Davies, H.ettie Powell, J. Jones, and Glyn Thomas. Dialogue, Mr. Edwin Alorgan, Kate Llewelyn, Lizzie J. Davies, and William James. Mr. T. J. Cole and Mrs. J. T. Evans were the accomdaiiists. INTERMENT. On Saturday last the interment of the late Mrs. Elizabeth A. Evans, of 6 Pentre Street, took place at Cefn Cemetery, Merthyr. The Rev. D. L. Jones, Tabernacle, officiated. She was a native of Merthyr. The chief mourners were: Husband; daughter-, Mrs. A. Lewis, mother; Messrs. T. Lewis and G. Lewis, brothers; Air. and Mrs. W. Evans, Miss B. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Evans, Mt- and Mrs. King, Mr. and Mrs. James Evans, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Sheppard, [r. M. Evans, Mr. W. Jones, Airs. J. D. Jones, Air. and Mrs. D. Mor- gan, Mr. and Mrs. C. Hughes, Mr. and Airs. J. Thomas, Air. J. Evans. Mr. and Mrs. D. Evans, Air. and Airs. Tom Evans, Mr. Jf.ukin Thomas. Airs. T. Thomas, Airs. M. A. Sheppard. The bearers were: Messrs. ilf. H. Webber, T. Evans, I. Morgan, Tom Weaver, James Weaver and W. S. Davies. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.— On Sunday the annivft-sary services of the English Alethodist Sunday School were held. The presidents were: Alorning, Air. Harry Stephens: after- noon, lr. Tom Williams, and even- ing, Councillor E. J. Hopkins. The following took part:—Hymn selec- tion. No. 7 Children's Class. Solo, Miss Jessie Crawley. Solo, Miss Gwennie Thomas. Recitation, Miss Mary A Jones. Hymn selection, No. 6 Children. Recitation, Air. Samuel Brooks. Solo, Miss Aluriel Davies. Recitation, Mr. Jonah Brooks. Solo, Miss Crawley. Selection, No. 9 Children. Solo, Miss Cassie James. Anthem, No. 10 Children. Dialogue, Misses and Master Crawley. Selection, No. 4 Children. Solo, Miss Mary Anna Hopkins. Solo, Miss Mann. Several selections were given by the Choir, under the baton of Air. William Rowlands. The accom- panist was Air. Broad. In the after- noon Bethania Orchestra played some selections under the leadership of Mr. W. J. Walters. OBITUARY. It is with regret we record the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Morgans, late of Glyneithynog* Farm, which occurred on Monday, June 18th, after a long illness, at the age of 78. The deceased was a native of Rhigos, and a faithful member of Bethel Wesleyan Chapel. She re- sided with her grandson, Mr. and Airs. Llewelyn Alorgan, 8 Alerthyr Road, Pontwalby. On Thursday the interment took place at Addoldy Graveyard, when the Rev. Wil- liams (W.), Hirwain, and the Rev. J. T. Evans, Capel y Glyn, officiated. The chief mourners were: Mr. and Airs. Thomas Jones, daughter, Porth; Airs. Elizabeth Lewis, Glyn Neath, daughter; Air. and Airs. Richard Alorgan. Cardiff, son; Air. and Airs. Llewelyn Alorgan, grand- son; Air. and Airs. William Ham, niece; Airs. Sarah Davies, sister-in- law; Air. and -Afrs..AVilliam Davies, Air. and Airs. Tom Owen, Mr. and irs. John Davies, Mr. and Airs. Harrv Davies, Air. and Mrs. Tom Davies. Trecynon; Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, Airs. Chew, and Airs. Rossiter. CONCERT. On Wednesday even- ing last, at the Church Institute, an excellent concert was held to wel- come Private Frank Evans, son of Mr. Tom Evans, the Verger, Aber- pergwrn Church, who came home re- cently on a short leave from the front. Air. James Davies, Cwmgwr- acli, was the chairman. The follow- ing took part in the programme:- Misses Joanna Jones, Beatrice Voyce, Olwen Davies, Edith Phillips, Elsie Davies. Winifred Williams, Gwennie Thomas and Alaggie Prosser, Messrs. Ted Evans. Fred Sandry, David Harris, and Ralph Roberts. The Misses Olwen Morris, A.L.C.M.. Blodwen Price, Annie Williams and Mr. D. J. Lewis were the accom- panists. Verses were read by Bertie Hopkins, Composed by Air. Jenkin Jenkins, for the occasion. The Vicar also gave a reading, entitled "Over the Parapet." The chairman spoke in the highest terms of Private Evans as a Sunday School teacher. The Vicar, in handing him a sum of monev, spoke of Private Evans as a faithful rgember of the Bible Class and of the Band of Hope. Private Evans suitably responded.
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