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TOWN AND COUNTY

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NEWS OF BRECKNOCKS.

TALGARTH BORDERER'S STORY.

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TALGARTH BORDERER'S STORY. Remarkable War Experiences. Private Leonard Mitchell, of Talgarth, who has been invalided home, tells a most interstiog story of his war experience*. He joined the South Wales Borderers in October, 1913, and when war broke out was stationed at Borden Camp with the 1st Battalion. He left England with his regiment on August 12th, landing in France the following day. After staying three days at Havre the Borderers went on to Lascelies for two days and then proceeded with the Army to Mons. Djring that warm time I they were in the war guard, The retirement which followed is matter of history. Taking part in the new advance, the Borderers reached the Aisne on September 13th. Pte Mitchell was wounded in the trenches on the 19th and sent to the base hospital. He rejoined in November at Ypres, and was in the serious fighting there till December 21st. Then the Borderers were removed to Festubert and took part in the charge that drove the Germans out of their trenches. They were relieved on the night of the 24th December, but returned to the trenches again on the 26th, and were up to their waists in water for 48 hours. Again relieved, they we sent to La Bassee district, remaining there about a moigth, and being in and out of the trenches. The regiment were then sent to the rear for three weeks to recoup, and afterwards found themselves once more at Festubert, in the reserve behind the fighting line. They were in the reserve for the Neuve Chapelle battle, and advanced to relieve the Connaught Rangers. Mitchell was here wounded in the trenches for the third time, a bomb doing the mischief on this occasion. He was struck about the head and was speechless for about a week, trying in vain to articulate, until a hospital orderly fell over him, and the shock restored his power of speech. But he was so ill that he relapsed into insensibility for four days. Ultimately he was sent from the clearing hospital in France to Whitechapel Hospital in London, where he remained from April last till the 7th inst, when he returned to Talgarth on sick leave for seven days. He is now placed on home defence. He is only 19 years old. He says the men in France would all vote for compulsory service.

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