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THE WAR. -...--




Heroes We Know.




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Family Notices



WAR JOTTINGS CARMARTHEN. First Air Mechanic D. Jones. R.F.C., and Gunner Edgar Jones, R.F.A., sons of Mr and Mrs. J. R. Jones, Tycoch, Junotien- road. Carmarthen, are home OIl fourteen days' leave from the Western Front, where they have seen considerable service' The former arrived home OIl Friday, and tho latter on Saturday. Bcd,li appear in the best of health. Before the war Mechanic Jones was in 'business as tailor, whilst Gunner J01 es was employed as inspector under the LIanelly Traftvway Company. We wish them the bos- of luck. Pte Lewis Jones, South Wales Bor- t derers, elder soif of Mr. and Mrs. T. Jones, 30, Chapel-street, arrived home from .>< ranee on Thursday in last week. He is on his first leave from die Western front where he has spent over 18 mor.ths He looks in the best of health. Lieutenant R, K. Spurrell, Duke of Corn- wall s Light Infantry, who has been awar- ded the Military Cross, is a son of the Rev. Richard Spurrell, Harte Hill, Warwick- shire, and a nephew of Alderman Walter Spurrell, Camarthen. Captain Norman P. Pntchard, R.A.M.C., whose name was in- cluded among the winners of the Military Cross this week, is a cousin of Mi's. Spur- rel1. Second lieutenant J. E. Howells, Tank CorDs. son of Mr. and Mrs. f. Ho wells, Birhgroye, Mountain Ash, was killed in action on the 20th inst. He served at Suvla Bay, and was invalided home. Previ- ous to the war he was an assistant-master at the National Sdhools, Aberdare, pnd .was an old student at the Carmarthen Tmining College. Official news was received on Saturday tnat Sapper Hugh S. Jones, Royal Engi- neers, only son of Mr. R. J. Jones, house decorator, King-street, and of Mrs. Jones, Marelands, Richmond-terrace, had been wounded in Palestine on November 3rd. The intimation stated that Sapper Jones was. 111 hospital m Alexandria. He has spent fifteen rrarit48 'in the East. His many Carmarthen friends sincerely trust that he will soon recover. Pte. David Evans, Welsh Regiment, son of Mr. Evans. Bodarddu, Abergwili, was wounded in the foot in Palestine on Novem- ber 6 th. Pte. Alcwyn Thomas, M.M., Welsh Regi- ment, son of the late Mr. Harry Thomas, Weavers' Arms, has been wounded in the wrist in France. He has been in the fight- itig since the early stages of the war. His friends in the town wish him a speedy re- covery. Gunner J. Bowen, R.G.A I'iasyglomen, Talog, is home on furlough, having seen service in South Africa and India. Pte. Tom Thomas, R.A.M.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. J Thomas, St. David's-street, i home on leave. Another brother, Pte. IV. Thomas, A.S.C., is on active service in France. Mrs. Richards, 15, The Avenue, received news from her son, Trooper Ritchie Rich- ards, King^ Edward's Horse, on Wednes- day. that he was in hospital in France, having been wounded in tlie arm on Nov. 21th while carrying out the duties of first noiirt by night. In order to ascertain the whereabouts of the enemy, his duty was tc (proceed to a village until lie, was fired upon, and will en within about fifteen yards of die villauti he was fired upon by rifle- and machine gun fire, and was hit in the arm The horse of the second point was j;!?:ed, while the man on tllie third point was also killed. Pte. Richards states that he was hCII1 not to have been made a "siev-e of." He came over from the Argen- tina to enlist KIDWELLY. Another brave Kidwelly lad has given his life for the great cause of freedom—Pte. Oliver Jcnes, 13011 of Mr and Mrs. David Jones, Lady-street, having fallen in action in the recent figlhting in Palestine. The dcej>est sympathy is expressed with the sorrowing parents and brothers and sisters. There was a "full house" at the Moun- tain Scfiioolroom on Saltijrday eveouVsg,- ,y when a concert was given in honour of two local men home from the war on leave. The gallant, fellows were Pte. T. B. Gre- vinlle, Queen Shop, and A.B. Willie Lewis, Pnnthov\ ell, and they were escorted from their homes by the Mvnyddygarreg Silver Band (Mr D. W. Gravell conductor). In, flhe absence of the Mayor (Coun. W. J. Looore), who wrote regretting oiip in- ability to bo present, a capable substitute was found in rr. D. T. Gilbert, Carway. in the musical programme were con- tributed by the Band; the Misses Sally Richards, Mynvddvgarreg; Mary Williams, Kidwelly, and Olive Gilbert Carway; Messrs. Simon Gravell nad Thos. J. Evans, Mynyddygarreg; Edmund Davies, Carway, and Edwin Williams, Ponthenry. A chorus "Farewell to Cambria." was well sung by a children's uhoir. conducted by Mr. J. A. Thomas, and Coun. E. Cole gave a comic -sniig in good style. Recitations were given by Miss Eliz. Gravell, Messrs. D. Beynon, D. J. Evans, and Willie Evans. The ac- companists were Master H. J. Owens, Kid- welly, and Messrs. D. T Gilbert and D. J. Lewis. Carway During the evening the Chairman handed each of the '"boysl" a cheque for £ 2 from the Mayor's "Welcome Home" Fund. A rousing.. address was de- livered by Coun. Cole. A collection amounting to JE4 18s. was taken in aid of the "Welcome Home" Fund. The singing of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" and 'God save the King' brought a very successful func- tion to a close. A very interesting letter from Pte. John Cole, of the Labour Corps, operating be. hind the lines in France, is to hand, and his Kidwel!y friends will be glad to learn that he is in the tbest of health. Pte. Cole is the younger son of Mr. Walter Cole, Water-street, and a brother of Coun. Cole. Tie is by trade a carpenter, and the muhi- famous jobs he has been called upon to do "out tlhere," includes the making of articles of furniture for the officeTS quar- ter's :ind wooden crosses to mark the graves of the lads who had fallen in aotlOn A letter, addressed to Mr. D. O. Jones, con- taining a pretty card, concerning which the gallant fellow says: "I enclose oou- venir card in remembrance of bv^gono days and in hopes of the future.' Every- one hopes he will be spared to return to his old haunts, where All love Jack." CILRHEDYN. Pte E. J. Clarke, of the Royal Garrison Artilloiry, son of Mr. and lVlJrs. Clarke, Dangribin Woollen Factory, has been home for the week-end, and was lpcking well. He has now left for France. LLANLLWNI It has been reported by the W ó r Office that Lanco-Corporal I)itvid Joues,. iivar- cwm, and Private Llewelyn W.1i,ams, Abergiar Smithy, have been wound-ad. Both took part in the recent engagement in Palestine. LLANWENOG. A memorial service to the late Pte. J. C. Davies, Emporium, Abertridwr (Iate of Beilibedw, Llanwenog), was held at Bethel .hapca, Drefach, last Sunday night, when lie Rev. D. Jones, Rhydybont, conducted solemn service and preached a fervent i-nion. The pdifice was filled to overflow- Z, a great number failing to obtain jfanfce. Other ministers (present were John Davies (U.), Tanyooed; Rev. L. 17 iams (U ), Alltyplaca, and Rev. Glyn j^rds (B.), Cwrtnewydd. Tho late Pte» „ Davies was a young man of irre- Q^iable character. He joined the Welsh 1917%, and feU in France on October 12th, m-t;h\t the early age of 31. Much sym- ^n(j -^s expressed with his young wife, .v_h his sister—Mrs. Davies, of Beili- out irti^ ^ro^ier, Daff Davies, who is ranee, and with other relatives. ABERAYRDN. our Navy boys and sol- (. ,el 3 j over the week-end we noticed Gunnei W>f Refia, Masons'-row, who has been eng^ on a mine-sweeper for the .ast two■ \rg or more; Private Archie Gwvn Brynawel, who is Teodvering from s Vounds received en acftive service IT |NOO. AND Lance -corporal r n°tnas • /^ries. who has been on active duties!' nc,w en £ a&ecl 0:1 clerical i PENTREBACIL A very interesting entertainment was held at Pentrebach on Friday evening, 16th inst.. to welcome Pte. Herber Jones, who was on leave after thirteen months in France. The Rev. D. T. Alban presided, and the following contributed to the pro- grammed—Mr. Tommy Davies, Pantt-eg; Miss Hannah Jones, Gwarowm; Misses Sarah Evans and Blodweii Davies, Lam- peter; Mr. Frank Lloyd; Mss Jane Mary Davies, Hendy; Messrs. David Jones. Gwarcwm; Rees Williams; Miss Mag Jones, Pantyronen; Pentrebach Party; Miss Jones, Gwarcwm Mr. Jones, C M., Llan- I wnen; Mr. Rees Williams; Miss Sarah Evans Greenwel! (encored); I\1r. Frank Lloyd; (encored); Mr. Ileeis Williams (en- cored); Mr. Jones, CM., Llanwnen (en- cored); Mrs. Davies and Miss Sarah Evans, Greenwell. Selections were) given on a srramaphone lent by Mr. David Williams. Plasbach, Alltfawr. A silver citrarett-ex-ase and a sum of money were presented to Pte. Herbe'ir Jones. The presentation was made by the Rev. D. T. Alban. Pte. Heiber Jones acknowledged the presenta- tion in a neat little speech, which. was I heartily applauded by the audience, who sang '"For he's a jolly good fellow." The Vicar thanked all who took part in the proceedings, and especially Miss Davies, Aberdauddwr, and Miss Jones, Gwarcwm, who had worked hard to make the concert a success. T- CLEARS Or Frida 7 last lr. and Mrs. Cbu les Snor. of Ca/pel Mair VIlla. heard ficm the War Office that their eldest son, Corporal David Saer, was killed in Palestine on the 6ih November. Previous to the war deceased was employed as postman a.t t'he St. Clears Post Office This makes the sixth member of the St. Ciears postal staff to make the t''i;preme sacrifice. Corporal Sper had com- pleted four years' ser/ics with the Pembroke Yeomanry just before the war broke out. He at once lejomed and with Ids regiment was stationed lor some time on the East Coast of England Then ilie re.g'ment was seliz out to Egypt, where they have been for nearly two years. He had seen consider- able fighting out there. He lost his life in the present great hdvan/l: in Pi destine. Mr. and Mrs. Saer have two other sons serving. On Sunday last a memorial service was held in Capel Mair ,'O Corporal Aneurin Evans, Worcestershire Yeomanry, and son of Mr D. C. Evans, Council School, St. Clears Corporal Evans previous to the war e was a schoolmaster under the Birmingham Education Authority. He had been foi some years before the war a, member of the Worcestershire Yeomanry The pastor of the chapel, the Rev. D. C. Davies, conduc- ted the service On Sunday last special collections were made in St. Clears Church to provide a present for the boys of St. Clears Church who are serving with the forces. The form of the (present which each of the 30 boys will receive is a khaki coloured Prayer Book and hymn bcok combined, inscribed as a ipretent from the church. MAESYCRUGIAU. During the week end intelligence arrived 111 the district that Troopers Llewellyn Wil- liams. Abergair. and David Jones, Gwar- cwm, had been wounded in action in Egypt'. That they will soon recover is the wish of th( ir numerous friends At a well nttended meeting Oî. Wednesday nif.-nt in last week of the L-laiillwni Wat Charity Society under the chairmanship <f Mr. T Jones, C C, 'hscnssiou arose as to how the •funds at their disposal, viz., £ 235. 1 sh< uld be utilised It is gratifying to learn that all our gahant lads. have been provided for on their return i tllm active teivice. LAMPETER. Among the soldiers on furlough last w',)k we were glad to see Lieut. Arnold Davies, Velindre' House, .who looked well and happy. News reached Lampeter on Monday of the death in Palestine of Private David Robert Jones, B.A., son of the late Mr. J. Jonce, tailor, High-street, in his 30th year. He was educated at Bryn-road School, and afterwards went to St. David'« College Sbhool, and ultimately entered St. David's Cillege, where he graduated.; For some years he lived at Bryngcler with Mr. and Mrs. Davies, who did their utmost for him and his sisters. After leaving college, he purchased the ferated water business known as the Old Quarry, but afterwards sold it, and joined the Pembroke Yeomanry. Genera! regfit is felt at the death, as he was a favourite with everybody. As a ma,rk of respect to his memory, the College School flag was hoisted half-mast on Tues- day. MANORDILO. A reception concert in honour of Private W. Lewis, Plasnewydd, • who was home on leave,- was held at the Council School on Saturday.. The chairman was the Rev. W. J Williams, Mavrose. in the unavoidable absence of Mr. J. Richards. The pro- gramme arranged by Mrs. Glasbrook, Mrs. R Williams and Miss Jones was an excel- lent one. the following contributing :-Miss Lena Davies, Master Bennie Davies, Miss Doris Morgan, Miss Mary Jones, Miss Dilye Thomas Miss Jones, Miss L. M. Jones, Mast'er W. Jones. Master T. T. Evans, Miss Irene Evans, Miss Ada Thomas Miss Liz/ie Davies, Miss Richards, Miss Irene Jonis, Misses Jones and Richards, Miss Davies. Mrs (,,Ia.-I-)t-o<,k on behalf of the committee presented Private Lewis with notes to tho value of £ 1 10s. and in doing so made- an appropriate speech which vas suitably re- sponded by the recipie; t. CAIO. A reception concert was I eid at Caio Council Schoolroom on Friday e>etiing in honour of Pte. Jack Davies, Cwmgerwyn. on the. occasion of hs beng aoirie on leave from Cardiff Hospital after recovering from wounds reoelvoo in France. It was pre- sided over by Lieut.-Gen. Sir "imes Hills- Jdhnes, V.C., G.C.B., in his ap able manner, and a good prgfl-amme was gone through. The Chairman prefaced- tlje hero, on behalf of the Local Ret^r,ti- n Committee, with the usual gift of >3 which he suitably acknowledged ,L\ fter tie usual votes of thanks was passed, -he sinking of the National Anthems and For he's a jolly good fellow" brought an en-oyable evening to a close. NEW QUAY. Pte. Johnny Jones, Mason-street, and Pte. Tom Ewart Richards, Morawel, were home 011 short furlough this week. Pte Jones has been on active -service in France for eighteen m0I1,tl4s. Pte. Richards is stationed in Ireland. On Monday afternoon of 'a .t week, a memorial service was held at the Parish Church to honour the memory of the late Pte. Charles Wilson, Coybal, who died of wounds received in action 011 October 23rd, ISJr. The servicfe was conducted by the Rev. D. Evans. The rector, lhe Rev. E. Lloyd, B.A., read letter from ttbe de- ceased stating- that he, hlad beien recom mended by his Commanding Officer for the Military Medal for carrying in wounded under heavy fire. LLANGADOCK. On Friday evening, a »r.i!id recept on was accorded to Pte. Arthur Evans, Cha:>el House, on the occasion of i;3 Lome coi Ing from France. The concert was pn/s'ded over by Mr. H. M. Cook, Grea»«. Povse, who, on behalf of the committee, piesen ted Pte, Evans with a !ie ue foi • £ 2. A capital programme was arranged, and an enjoyable evening spent. News has been received by Mr Res Harries. Gvrrai Cottage, thut ris n, P1e. Jack Harries, has been w<uriied !n the knee iA Palestine. Pte. Tommy M;-gan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Me ros Villa, has written home stating th" t he is in hos-pital .a.t. Salonika (with fever. News has been received by Mr. and t\i ,s. Ev&n Edv r.rds, Llwyncelyn, Carregsa wdde. that their son, Pte. Wm. Thomas K.hv.,r h, has b-,(-n.a(irr,itted into hospital lill Francp. Official intimation was received by Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Ervans, GVasallt. that their son, Second Lieut. D. M. Evans, Kid been invalided to Irdia, from Palestine, but on •enquiries being made the parents were happy to find that it was <>n erroneous re- port. Mr. D. J. Evans, Forest Fj>rm, lctt cn Monday, the 19th inst. to join the cco.u'-s. Pte1* Jack Davies, (Lwynfardeddig, is itontC on leave from alotramingotaffw >