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irtiJs, Carriages, 3?ea»)s. BIRTHS. WEAVER.—May 28th, at 30, Park-street, Newtown, the wife of W. H. Weaver, of a sen. MARRIAGE. SILVER WEDDING. JONES—MARPLES.—June2nd, 1885, at St. Cyprian's Church, Edge Hill, Liverpool, by the Rev R. Hodgson Jones, Tom Howgate, of Liverpool, seventh son of the late Owen Jones, of New- town, Montgomeryshire, to Annie M., youngest daughter of the late William Marples, of Sheffield and Liverpool.—31, Clarendon-road, Egremont, Cheshire. DEATHS. LEWIS.—June lsr., Martha Irene, youngest daugh- ter of Arthur and Maria Lewis, Penygraig, Mochdre, aged 13 years. PRYCE.-May 31st, John, second son of Mary Ann Pryce and the late William Pryce, The Birches, Sarn, aged 43 years. n Wentortam. IN LOVING MEMORY of my dear Mother, who passed peacefully away June 3rd, 1909, at Ye Olde Vaults, Ellesmere. To memory ever dear. —Will and Alice. EVANs.-In Loving Memory of our dearest Gertie eldest daughter of Hannah and the late Thomas Evans, 5, Parker's-lane, Newtown, who passed away June 8th, 1909. 'Tis hard to part with one we loved and held on earth so dear, The heart nc greater sorrow knows, no trial more severe. —Never forgotten by her sorrowing Mother and Sister.
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IMPERIAL YEOMANRY UNDER CANVAS.
IMPERIAL YEOMANRY UNDER CANVAS. (By LAL TULWAR.) Newtown Camp, Monday. The Rev Canon Williams said in his excellent address on Sunday, that much can be learnt from the soldier, and this is very true, be he a yeoman or a territorial. His philosophy at times is absolutely over- whelming, and his arguments are always sound and to the point, and generally he can give you the latest on all the modern topics, spiced with the most brilliant and sometimes unique expressions. I should advise all the makers of new words to spend a week or two with the auxiliary forces, especially with the men from the hills and dales of Montgomery- shire. The weather opened this morning rather dull, but brightened somewhat by seven o'clock. Reveille sounded at 5-30, and in a few minutes all the men were out of their tents with their brushes and rubbers ready to give the horses their morning toilet, after which we were ready for our sausages and bacon," and what a joyful shout there is when the Cookhouse door" is tootled. By the way, this is the only call a good many of us know, and are always ready to toe the line in time, and few are late for this parade. At 8-15 the squadrons turned out for drill on the hills, "A" and "B" being in- spected by the Colonel, who was extremely pleased with both horses and men. After a couple of hours' steady drill, the troops returned to camp, ready to do a further drill with the knife and fork. In the after- noon two troops paraded for non-commis- sioned officers promotion, and many vied for the coveted stripes. Colonel Howard, who, it will be remem- bered, commanded the Montgomerys (31 Co. I.Y.) in South Africa, visited the camp dur- ing the day, and was well received by those who knew him. In the evening several of the men turned out for practice at heads and posts, lemon cutting, and tent-pegging, whilst the re- nowned tug-of-war team of C" Squadron had a trial pull with the famous Bettws Lightweights," and a splendid struggle was witnessed, which ended in each side being pulled over the mark. 00_ The canteen must not be forgotten, and here, whilst glasses were clinked" bv many old chums and past deeds brought up to memory, songs from Killarney to I yip I ady I ai" enchanted the manv listeners. In the recreation tent, Mr Alfred Jones, of Welshpool, supplies buns, etc., tea, coffee, bovril, and mineral waters. Stationery and writing materials are also supplied by Mr Jones free of charge to the troops. Here we find a concert in full swing. under the patronage of the officers of the regiment, presided over by Sergt. J. H. Andrew. The programme consisted of songs and recitations given by the men and the local talent, whilst Messrs Waters and Son played selections on the Welsh harp and flute. After the Welsh National Anthem was sung by Trooper Burton, and three cheers called for the King by Sergt. Andrew, we all turned in for the night. Tuesday. Reveille" sees us once more on the move. The weather was very unsettled this morning, and many were the questions concerning it. I overheard a non-commis- sioned officer asking a Newtownian what his opinion was, and what their sign was in this part of the country, to which came the usual reply, it looks rather dark over Mochcire, which was a sign for rain." This proved to be true, for at 8-15 the rain came down in torrents, and we were very glad to hear the "Stand to" being sounded. -_o- We all made off to our tents, and from many could be heard a glee or chorus, ac- companied by the rain on the slates," until the band, under Bandmaster Owen, opened fire in the recreation tent, when a move was made there to enjoy selections from Harry Lauder, etc. I may say that the band has improved very greatly these last three years, and stands now one of the best yeomanry bands in the country, thanks to the energy and perseverance of the Bandmaster. After the band had played a few selec- tions, the non-commissioned officers of each squadron had a lecture by the officers com- manding squadrons. After the rain had stopped, we had to saddle up for horse ex- ercise. and the squadrons paraded and marched a couple of miles out, whilst the scouts and signallers took a turn on their own. I may state here that the scouts have made very rapid progress in their work, and are considered to be first-class, and are very well known in the South Wales Mounted Brigade. Their officer, who is a great favourite with the men, is Lieut. Dun- ville Lees. who has seen service in the late war. The signallers, too, under Sergt. Andrew, who are equipped with all the latest ap- paratus, are making themselves very effi- cient, and will be very soon a great ac- quisition to the regiment. The camp is beseiged by photographers, ,,n\ai?7 are .^aces that have been Here again the signallers come in for comment, or rather their apparatus,' for a wag, whose many acts of mischief are well-known in "C" Squadron, took a sig- nalling lamp and stand, and armed with a saddle cover, did a roaring trade in pho- tography with the "raw ones" who were enticed to pose for a snap-shot. I have been told that he intends sending the receipts to some charitable institution in the dis- trict. i -T, same wag has persuaded one of the hill-siders, who has not shaved until now, except once a week, and who has no need to do so only for a few stray hairs, that he should shave at least once a day, and on some days twice, and I have heard that he has actually taken it as an item in his morning toilet, and that owing to the fre- quency of the operation he has been seen in the possession of Zam Buk, and is re- commending it as a grand thing for sore I' faces. In the evening several heats in tent- peggmg, lemon cutting, and heads and j posts were run off for the regimental sports, which take place on Saturday. The following will run in the :ftnal.Tent- pegging, Sergt. T. Howells, Corpl. H. Jones, j X0??!; J?' K°gers> Corpl. H. Roberts, Vi.M.S. Sides, Sergt. Ken Jones, and Sergt. T. Gittins lemon cutting, Sergt. Howells, Corpl. H. Jones, Sergt. Ken Jones, and Sergt. T. Gittins heads and posts, Sergt. Ken Jones, Sergt. T. Gittins, Sergt. T. Howells, and Corpl. Rogers. Wednesday. The day opened fine for our first field day, which took place op the hills between the Two Tumps (1,666) and the Tumuli (1,514), near Butterwell Farm. Major Wal- ton commanding A and D Squadrons, two troops of C, and the gun section marched out of camp at 8-15 a.m., and took up a position near Butterwell Farm, from which place the attack was made. Capt. Harri- son, who commanded the defending party, which were composed of B Squadron and the remaining two troops of C Squadron, took up a position on the ridges to the south of the Two Tumps. The attacking squadrons began the strug- gle by trying to turn the flanks of the de- fence, and was successful on the left, which offered a stubborn resistance, and after re- treating to another ridge under a heavy covering fire from the centre, did heavy damage to a troop of the enemy who ap- peared on the skyline. Meanwhile a hot fire was kept up on the right. The gun section did good service until by a very clever movement on the part of the right flank, were put out of action at a distance of about fifty yards. Capt. Har- rison fought every inch of the ground, and retired steadily from ridge to ridge, the enemy who were hard upon him finally re- treating on to the Two Tumps, where the Cease fire was sounded, and we returned to camp. Although the troops were drenched to the skin, we all enjoyed the morning's work. In the afternoon we had a fion-com. officers lecture on fight by the Colonel, who criticised the different stages of the posi- tion, and called upon several officers to make a statement, and their remarks gave the non-coms, a further idea what was re- quired, which were noted for a future occasion. In the evening we had a complimentary concert' to the officers and men in the Public Hall. The following was the pro- gramme, presided over by Mr Clement W. Norton :-Selection. Newtown Band song, The old soldier," Mr Stuart Humphreys comic song, What did I do when I was in India ?" Mr H. Beale song, The Children's Home," Master Nolan Oliver song, Thora," Mr Morley Hughes glee, Cambria's Song of Freedom," Mochdre Male Voice Party comic song, The new Recruiting Sergeant," Mr Henry Roberts chorus, The Fishermen," Severn Valley Male Voice Party selection, Newtown Band song, The rolling drum," Mr Stuart Humphreys comic song, Mr R. Thomas song, The song that reached my heart," Master Nolan Oliver (encored) comic duet, Messrs H. Beale and Henry Roberts chorus, Crossing the plain," Severn Valley Male Voice Party God save the King." Several ladies and gentlemen came up with the trooops on horseback to see the operations on the hill, amongst whom I noticed the County Member and Mrs Davies and Miss Davies, who seemed to enjoy the manoeuvres. Captain Davies was also a guest of the officers in the evening. Thursday. The day opened fine, as usual, but we were destined again to have a drenching, for the rain came down in torrents whilst we were on the hill. The regimental orders for the day included field firing. Squadrons were ordered to rendezvous on the Kerry Hills, C Squadron 9-15 a.m., D 10 a.m., A 10-45 a.m., and B 11-30 a.m. At the usual time, 8-15 a.m., we moved out of camp, and after the Ride at ease" was given, out came the pipes and cigarettes, and to the tunes of many of the songs sung at last night's com- plimentary concert we made our way to Cilfaety Hill. It was here the rain poured upon us before we started to fire, but being eager to carry our Squadron to victory our courage was not damped. After seven rounds of ball ammunition were served out to each man, we commenced the attack at the targets, which had been got ready early this morning by Armourer- Sergeant Clayton, of the 7th R.W.F., and which stood for the imaginary enemy.' We rushed the position by alternate half squad- rons, until only 200 yards remained. The other three took up the position in turn, and vied with each other for premier hon- ours. The hits were counted after each squadron had fired, and the result was as follows:—C—taking first place from D, who had the laurels last year—D, A, and B. The gun section, with their Maxim gun, secured the position after the squadrons had moved off, and I am informed their fire was very deadly, and the elevation was splendidly kept up all through the practice. The Colonel and Adjutant viewed the operations throughout, and were very pleased with the way the men carried out their work, the control of fire being well maintained by all the squadrons. and D marched back to camp in beau- tiful weather to a late dinner, which we all greatly needed and enjoyed, whilst A and B Squadrons, who carried rations for horses and men, moved off towards Llan- badarn, where they will bivouac until Sat- urday for the regimental scheme, which commences to-morrow, forage and stores etc., being conveyed by Messrs E. H. Jones ana bon s traction engine by road. Dr Shearer, who has taken over tempor- arily the duties of medical officer, was in attendance on the hill. The officers and men were extremely pleased with the complimentary concert last night, and desire to thank" the pro- moters and artistes for their kindness and trouble in getting up such an entertain- ment, which was of first-class style. The following is a list of the promotions and appointments, which take place from the 26th ult.:—Tprs W. S. Bridgwater, C Squadron, and J. Evans, A Squadron, to be shoeing smiths A Squadron, Corpl. J. Williams to be sergeant, Corpl H. C. Rob- erts (scouts) to be L-Sergt., L-Corpls J. H. Jehu and W. J. Roberts to be corporals Tprs F .Thomas, R. Davies, P. Jepson, D Davies, and R. L. Corfield to be lance-cor- r'>. 1.. m_- ipuiais j.pr A. HI. riawaras appointed sad- dler B Squadron, L-Sergt, E. Ridge to be sergeant D Squadron, L-Sergts W. Hughes and W. J. Hopkins (scouts) to be sergeants, Corpl S. L. Harper to be L-Sergt, L-Corpls H. Moseley, C. Langford, J. H. Rimmer (scouts), and P. Baines (scouts). to be cor- porals. We have a very fine engine in camp, which drives the kibbling machine, the pro- perty of Corpl E. Corfield, of the Scouts. I understand it will crush oats at the rate i.iak?u*' seven bags an hour, and this- method of serving out oats is not only a saving to the regiment, but helps the horses to more easily digest their food, and in a great measure is responsible for the splendid condition of the horses. Friday. The scouts marched out of camp at 5-30 this morning, accompanied by a section of signallers, to make a reconnaisance on tho enemy s position. The following was the general idea of operations issued:—A northern state (white) is at war with a southern state (khaki), hos- tilities having broken out on the morning of the 3rd June. Boundaries: Reference one inch one mile ordnance map. On the west: The Dolfor-Camnant-Llanbister Toad, north of 10th M.S., the road itself out of bounds. On the east: Line through points. 4 1,518-1 miles east of Castelly Blaid, 1,2041 due south of Dhol party hill to the Drain. Special idea. Message received from Brigadier as fol- lows Advanced cavalry (khaki) were last night camped at Butterwell Farm. One regiment of cavalry (khaki) is at Brecon- To the O.C. Montgomeryshire Yeomany, Newtown: Push on and try and defeat ad- vanced cavalry before his reinforcements arrive. N.B.—No movement to take place before 8 a.m. Scouts and patrols excepted. The enemy composed the A and B Squad- rons, who bivouaced last night near Llan- badarn. They proceeded towards Cilfaesty hills, but were surprised by the enemy's scouts at the Two Tumps, near the Cider House. Some very good scouting was done on both sides, and a couple of the regimen- tal scouts were captured, and also one sig- naller. Meanwhile C and D Squadrons, com- manded by Major Vaughan Wynn, who sad- dled up at 7-30 a.m., were marching at a rapid pace to the attack. The scouts re- port being acted upon, the right wing D Squadron, under Capt. Parry, began the fight on Capt. Harrison's men, who by this, time lines the ridge on the Two Tumps, and succeeded in getting in between a troop of the enemy and their led horses, and at once had them put out of action. During this fine operation, Major Walton, with C Squadron, made a flank attack, and after a give and take movement, drove the enemy to the western side of Cilfaesty, and finally ousted him from that position, where he retreated on to the Llanbadarn road above the Ring Hole. He was not destined to stay long, however, for Capt. Parry swooped upon him and pushed him on to Cwmgwyn. Here again he fell into the arms of Major Walton's left, and retreated towards his camp. Meanwhile our extreme right was heavily engaging the enemy, who contested every inch of the ground, and some fine fighting was witnessed on both sides. We were far in 'hostile country, when the cease fire sounded, having successfully carried out the idea. We marched back to camp after a very heavy morning's work for both horses- and men. At 3 o'clock we were surprised to receive the following orders:—Operation orders (bivouac), by Major Wynn, commanding white force: 1. Information received points to camp being attacked this evening. I in- tend moving into bivouac just before dark, leaving camp standing. 2. Routine: Trans- port loaded 5 p.m., tea 6 p.m., saddle up 7-20 p.m. Squadrons ready to march at. 8 p.m. One cart per squadron one cart officers baggage and head quarters. 3. To be loaded on waggons rations and forage for the morning, cooking utensils. One saddle cover and two blankets per man to be rolled and labelled by troops. Horse blanket under saddle, picketing pegs, no heel ropes. To be carried on horse great coats and nose bags with food. Return to camp after operations to-morrow. We turned out smartly at the time stated. the scouts having left at 6-30 under the Scout-Master, armed to the teeth, for we intended fighting every inch of the ground. The troops, light-hearted as usual, entered into the idea, and songs were sung and jokes went round until we got to Dolfor, and then silence ruled supreme, for we were march- ing in the enemy's country. By ten o'clock we were on the hills at our bivouac, and after waiting a little time for the carts, we unsaddled and began getting our blankets together and building up the ropes. After securing and feeding the horses, we turned. in at 11-30 p.m. oaturday. At 2-15 a.m. we were roused from our peaceful slumbers by the line guard, and after a hurried meal for both horses and men, The camp so full of bustle, broke up with waning light, And tents were struck, and British pluck got ready for the fight." For we had received the following message from the Brigadier:—To O.C. southern cavalry,—The hostile cavalry, after severe fighting, have retired south. Scouts report that enemy has been largely reinforced. Retire on Newtown, delaying enemy as long as possible, so as to admit of concentration of our forces on Welshpool. In a, few minutes the horses and men were having a hasty snack to the tune of the cuckoo, who commenced to sing at two o'clock. No. 1 troop of C Squadron, under Sergt. T. Howells, hurriedly left camp for the Two Tumps to relieve Sergt.-Major Hol- loway and his troop, who had been doing outpost duty throughout the night. One by one each troop moved away, encircled by the mist, which had not cleared. Major Walton and his men struck gal- lantly to the right, whilst Capt. Parry, who fought brilliantly throughout, took to the left wing. Near Butterwell Farm we fell in with the scouts, under the Scout-master, Lieut. Dunville Lees, who had been scout- ing all through the night. Just at this- moment one of his scouts could be seen coming along the road escorting a .couple of the enemy's scouts, who had been cap- tured and their rifle bolts taken awav. These were sent home, and did not take. a further part. in the operations. Major Wynn, who is every inch a soldier and a very competent commander, pro- ceeded along the centre with his trumpeteer and two signallers far into the enemy's country, and finding all clear, he com- manded his troops to secure a fine position and wait for the enemy. We had not long to wait, for the enemy were astir, and a few shots were exchanged with our scouts on the extreme left. Major Walton, with the maxim on the right, was the first to hail the enemy with, regular rib-rattle. Just a few minutes later a troop of the enemy gave Capt. Parry a good opportunity for a fine target, and this officer very readily responded with a heavy fire, and the enemy had to retire at a gal- lop behind a ridge. It. seemed that everything was in our favour, for Sergt.-Major Wynn with a troop of D Squadron laid an ambush at a farm- house, and had the satisfaction of having his efforts rewarded, for another troop of the enemy thinking the coast clear, showed themselves again, but had such a slaughter- ing that they were at once put out of ac- tion. The umpires included Coloned Sandbach, D.S.O., and Colonel R. W. Wynn, D.S.O., who were spectators of the slaughter on the (Continued on page 5.) Printed and published by WILLIAM PUGH PHILLIPS and GILBERT NORTON PHILLIPS (trading as PHILLIPS & SON), at their Offices, St. Mary's Printing WorfcB, Old Churoh-strøt. Newtown.