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Colliery Enginemen's Association.

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BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. .

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YEOMANRY AT CHURCH. J LONG-SERVICE MEDALS PRESEXTED BY CCLOXEL WYXDHAM-QCIX. The B Squadron of the Glamol-gali Imperial Yeomanry, comprising the Bridgend, Maes- teg, Porthcawi and Cowbridge lroops, at- tended Divine service at. Molton Church. Bridgend, on buuday morning. The cut- lying companies ar-rive-cl in the town abtfftit tea o'clock and stabled their horses at Tlie Dunnavpn Hotel, the sqnadroa assembling, D 11 preparatory to the parade at tlie 2n<i V.li. U elsh Drill Hall. Here the commanding officer of the Regiment (Colonel W. 1-1. ham-Quii'. D.S.O.) performed tlie pleasing task of presenting long-service medals to two old Volunteers in tne persons of Troopers D. L. Jones and W. J. Rees. Trooper Jones has 21 years' service to his credit; and Trooper Rees 17 years, both having trans- ferred from the 2nd V.B. Welsh. In making the presentations, Colonel %yndhani-Q.uin congratulated the. recipients on their xong period of service and eulogistd- the. noble work of the soldier. It had been arranged that the Regimental Band should arrive by the 10.31 train and precede the Squadron to church, afterwards acccinpaiiying the hymns. The Band, how- ever, missed their connectlcii at Cardiff, and tlie squadron had perforce to march to church without the accompaniment, of military music. The officers present, in addition to Colonel IVY were. Captain liams, atliiitiiit; Major C. G. 1. Edmondes, con'man ding the squadron Captain J. 1. D. j Xieb*>i; Lieut. R. G. M. Priehard, troop office rs. The s* rviee was conducted by the Rector (Rev. E. S. Roberts), the I ssons being read by Mr. T. G. Smith, churchwarden. The hymns- were All1 people that ell. earth do dwell" and "Onward! Christian' Sold ers." and the choir nieciv rrndered an anthem. Mr. D. Ho wells presidinfr at the organ. The Rector based his sermon upon Acts x. 1 and 2. and opened by expressing his ole'as-ure and satisfaction at the presence of the squadron. There was no branch of the si rvice in which lip. ticrsonally was more interested than in that of the Glamorgan Imperial Yeomanry. His experience with soldiers end sailors had been considerable, and had bee n helpful to Mm in the performance of his duties as a ( hrirympn. In the course ot his sermon, the rreacher nftv-ed to the discipline of the Pom an soldier and to the comparative quali- ties of the Christian and the soldier in matters or obedience, self-restraint and self- etTacement. ill-i,i iji bill;, rpn-Iment and p crood Christian, and to those v/ho had. volunteered to buckle on the- sword in defence of their own country he would iv. Travel the read of this noble Roman in bravery and in the heatriness of your p'ety. The return march to the. Drill-hall was mad, via Caroline-street, Dunraven-placv, and \V:,nd\¡1111-strevt, the- squadron being piec ded by tlie band, under Mr Paul Draner, -I the 11.29 Th« total muster 76. Luncheon wat; provided the band at the Dunraven Hotel.

DEPUTATIOX TO THE ERIDGEXD…

Colliery Examiners' Association.

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