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Empire Honours List DISTINCTIONS FOR LOCAL PERSONS. Wales was well represented in the Em- pire Honours List published on Tuesday, and several local names were included. DAME COMMANDER. Mrs. Margaret Ker Prvse Rifce, of ) Llwynybrain, Llandovery, President of the Carmarthenshire Branch of the British Red Cross Society, is made Dame Com- mander of the Order of the British Em- pire She is tho second daughter of Mr. James Stewart, D.L.. J P., of -Mltyrodyn, Oardigaiishire, and was married in 1887 to Mr. J. C. P. Vaug'han Pryse-Rice, D.L., ■J.P of Lwynvbrain. IJ indoverv. for many Mr. J. C. P. Vauyhan Pryse-Rice, D.L., ■J.P of Lwynvbrain. IJ indoverv. for many l years mayor of Llandovery. Her hus- band. who was high sheriff of Carm irthen- shir-* in 1891, and is treasurer of the Red in the comity, (assumed the addi- tional name of Rice by Royal licence in 1587 anri is the only son of the late Mr. J. P. Vaughan-Pryse, P L., J.P., of Pen- maen-Dyfi, Merionethshire, ar.d Bwlchy- bychain, Llanybyther, and Mrs. Viughan- Pyrse, a daughter of Major Rico, cf Llwyn- ybrai'ti. Pry^ej-Ricef has identified herself with the British Red Cross move- ment in the comity for many years, and takes a keen interest in the social welfare of the community. She is held in the highest esteem throughout the county, and is regarded as one of the Ladies -Bountiful in the district. CARMARTHEN CAPTAIN HONOURED vV,") have pleasure in noticing that Capt. Charles E. Williams has been honoured by the King, having been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recogni- tion of his success as a Director at the Headquarters of the Ministry of Munitions. He is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Williams, the eemed host and hostess of the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen. Mr. and Mrs. Williams also have two other sons, both on active service, one being Cap- tain H. B. Williams, A.V.C., in France, and the other, Lieut. Gordon Williams, Welsh Regiment, in Palestine. CARMARTHEN MAX MADE C.B.E. Mr. Walter St. David Jenkins, Assistant Director of Contracts in charge of naval coal supplies at Cardiff, who is made Com- mander 'of the Order of the British Em- pire is a Car-martlhen man, being the son of Mr. Walter Jenkins, formerly jeweller in Guildhall-square, and now of Brighton. J He was born in Carmarthen in 1874, and was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Gram- mar School, Carmarthen.. Oswestry School, and at Tesus College, Oxford. After passing the examination for the Home and Indian Civil Services. he was ap- poir.ted in December, 1397, a clerk (Divi- SiC-II I.) in the Contract-, Department bf the Admiralty, and becime a superintend- ing clerk in June. 1904. In I.D12 he was appointed an assistant director of naval con tracts. iand vi, secretary of the Ad- miralty Committee under Lord Fisher's Royal Commission on Oil Fuel In July, 191.1, he was sent to Cardiff to take control of the supply of coal 'to the fleet, and subsequently to tilie Allied Governments. In January, 1915. he was appointed a mem- ber of the Central Coal and Coke Control Committee at the Board of Trade. In De< ember, 1916, he was appointed, with Sir W. F. Marwood. K C B., and Sir Richard Redmayne. K.C B a iiember of a committee to deal with the taking over by H M. Government of the South Wales and Monmouthshire collieries. In May, 1917. he was sent on a mission to Rome on the subject of the supp'y of coal to If)aly. In August. 1917, he became chairman of the Shipping and Coal Co-ordinating Com- I mittee at the Ministry of Shipping. Only a few days ago Mr St. David Jenkins was deer rated with the Cross of the Order of Caviliere of the Kingdom of Italy. MR. J. W. WILLIS BUND, C.B.E. Mr. J. W. Willis-Bund, C.BE., is chair- man of the Cardiganshire Quarter Ses- sions. He has of late years devoted a great de.al of his to historical re- search work. The credit of identifying the Sour,h Wales Borderers as the gallant -re- giment which saved the position at Ghelu- I velt when the Huns were making desperate attempts to get to Calais belongs to Mr. Willis-Bund. He was engaged at the time in writing a historical review of the doings of the Worcestershire Regiment, when he came across facts which enablei- him to Lriv, such a stirring recital of the doings of the. South Wales Borderers on that memorable day LIEUT J. HODGEN, 0 B E. Li,ut. John Hodgens, O.B.L of J" wan- sea, is the honorary naval rec -ui^ing cfficp-r for the Swansea, Carmarthen, tt.. 1 Pem- broke- districts. He is a ma!,pi'i; :'It, re- cruiter, and owing to his aburd 1.1t energy his district :has long held UIC blae rib- bon for recruiting in Wales. MR. W. H. TREGONING, C B E- Mr. Wynne Harold Tregoning, C.B.E., is a member of a well-known Llanelly family. He is a son of the late Mr. John S. Tregoning, D.L. He was connected, like his brothers, with the tinplate trade for many years, and afterwards became associated with the Ministry of Shipping, where his keen business acumen stood him in good stead. .—.

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