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The late Mr. William Thomas, Bwlch. The late Mr WnJ. Thomas, Old road, Bwlcb, whose death took place on August 30tb, was a much respected inhabitant of the village. He was a native of Brecon, and in his early days was a smart and powerfully built man, and as a member of the old Breoonsbire Militia he could repeat many an amnsing anecdote of his soldiering experiences in the days loug ago. For a long period of years be was a faithful employee under the Brecon Postal Authorities. He started his postal career as an occasional employee, being afterwards permanently appointed postman between Brecon and Cathedine, for a long period of years. In September, 1871, be came to reside in Bwlcb. when he commenced bis daily jooroey between Bwlob and Llanfibangel, a post be relingnished in November, 1905. As a faith- ful member of the Roman Catholic Church, Brecon, be frequently attended the services by laborious journeys b&ok and fore on foot from Bwlcb to Brecon. The fnneral took place last Friday, the body beicg conveyed by hearse to Brecon. A good number of villagers assembled to witness the service at the bouse, conducted by the Revevend Father Finacane, Brecon. The bearers at Bwlch were three of deceased's quondam co-workers, Messrs J. Mainwaring, James and Lewis Hargest, assisted by Mr George Bdwards. At tbo Priory Chnroh, where the interment took place, the body was conveyed to the grave by six of the employees from the Brecon Post Office, Messrs C. P. Moss, James Bevan, W. G. Harrington, J. Davies, R. F. Kineey and J. B. Jones. Ia accordance with the rites of his church Father Fiaacaae officiated at the grave- side. The chief mourners were Miss Thomas (daughter), Mr and Mrs Evans (son iu-law and daughter), and the Misses Polly, Gladys and NaDcy Evans (grand daughters), Mr and Mrs Bantlcy, Mrs H&vard, Mertbyr (god-cbild), Mr and Mra W. Joues and Mr Fred Jones, C'ydach. To the respect iu which Iho deceased was he'd ib« number of wreaths sect iu bore pleas- ing testimony. Then* oarne from Msry (daughter), Aunis and Will (daughter and son- in-law), Polly, Wionia and Willie (graud- chHdreti). Gladys and Naniy (grand- children), J. 1: Gwvnoe Hoiford, Esq., "Holly Costa^p," the Staff of Brecon Poafc Office, ,-Pat," George and M. J. Bentley, William and B. Jones, "Sarab," all at the New Inn, Mrs Collins and the girls, Mrs Garland, A. Thomas and family, "Connie." I The inscription on the coffin, supplied by Mr J. Thomas, Cathedine, was "William Thomas, died Aognst 30th, 1915, aged 83 years." The hearse and mourning was supplied by Mr D. J. Medcalfe, Brecon. The report of the inquest on Mr Thomas's body will be fonnd on page 6. i

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