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BRECONSHIRE WAR ITEMS.

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BRECONSHIRE WAR ITEMS. Sergt.-Major C. West, D.C.M.. South Wales Borderers, has been made a member of th -Order of the British Empire for services rend- ered in connection with recruiting. Sergt.- Major West is now on the Brecon staff of the Ministry of National Service, and before -the new department was set up had been doing simitex work for a long time at the Barracks. He has a fine foreign service record. He enlisted at Manchester on October 2nd, 1882, and embarked for India in March, 1884. He served in the Burmah Campaign, 1885-87, 1887-89, receiving the medal, and was for three years mounted infantry instructor to the Queensland Government (1895 to 1898). He served in the South African War, gaining the Queen's medal and the D.C.M., and also holds the long service and good conduct medal. His total foreign service was 13 years 351 days. For six years he was instructor to the old Sennybridge Company of Volunteers and lie fflso served five years as clerk in the Record office of No. 4 District at Shrewsbury. Lieut. W. Palk, Royal Air Force, youngest son of Mrs. Palk, of Brecon, and the late Mr. T. Palk, governor of Brecon Prison, is home J for a month's leave. Joining up when the war broke out, he went to Aden with the Breck- nocks in the autumn of 1914 and tlien on to India, and was eventually transferred to the Flying Corps. He knows what it is to be 'torpedoed." Captain Ivor T. Evans, D.S.O., M.C.t South Wales Borderers, has been awarded a bar to his Military Cross for gallantry during the fighting on the Somme in March and April. In addition to winning the D.S.O. and the M.C., with bar, he was three times mentioned in despatches in HIlt), and he has been twice wounded. He is a son of Mr. -David Evans, Glandwr, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire. Qr. Master Sergt. S. B. Martin, son of Mr. W. Martin, assistant overseer of S. David's parish. Brecon, has come to England to take up a commission. He has been serving on the Western Front over three years.

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