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LLANDILO. On Thursday afternoon last, the anniver- sary services in connection with St. Paul's Weleyan Church were held, when the Rev. D. Tecwyn Evans, B.A., Birkenhead, offi- ciated. There were good congregations, and eloquent sermons were delivered. Priv. W. M. Griffiths, of the London Rifle Brigade, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Griffiths, of New Inn Shop, New Inn, Llan- dilo, returned home from Germany on Satur- day last, where he had been a prisoner of war for about eight months, having been cap- tured in the great push in March last. We are pleased to state that Priv. Griffiths' is in fairly good health. We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths our heartiest congratulations on having their son back again. Information has just come to hand that Priv. Edward Williams, attached to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the field cf battle shortly before the armistice was de- clared. Priv. Williams has been on active service since the outbreak of war. Prior to joining up he was a road worker under the Carmarthenshire County Council. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Williams, Church House, Manordilo. He is only 25 years of age. f In our account of the funeral of the late Mr. William Simon, retired workhouse master, which appeared in our last week s issue, we omitted to state that the Rev. Watkin Davies, of St. Jude's, Swansea, accompanied the body up from Swansea, and also that the Rev. Wm. Rees, R.D., late of Llangadock, conducted the service at the church and graveside in the absence of the Ven. Archdeacon Robert Williams, who was away from home. We also omitted to state that the following were among the mourners: —Seaman Willie Thomas, Rose and Crown, Llandilo (grandson) Mrs. Morgan, White Horse Hotel, Mrs. John Thomas and Mrs. Thomas, Llanelly, and Miss Smith, Llandilo (nieces) Mrs. Smith, Felingwm (sister-in- law) and Mr. and Mrs. Clarke, Waunar- lwydd (nephew and niece). The death took place on Wednesday, the 4tn inst., at Danygraig, Llandilo, the resi- dence' of her son, Mr. Rees Gabriel, of Mrs. Mary Gabriel, widow of the late Mr. John Gabriel, of Temple Bar, who predeceased her 21 years ago. The deceased lady had attained the age of 79 years. The funeral, which was well attended, took place on Saturday last, the place of burial being Milo Chapel. The chief mourners were:—Mr. Rees Gabriel, Danygraig, Llandilo, Mr. W. Gabriel, relieving officer, Neath, and Mr. Tom Gabriel (sons) Mr. William Jones, Rhandir Villa, Ffairfach (brother) Mr. David Jones, Killay (brother) Mr. Thomas (brother) Mrs. Harries Hughes, Mumbles, Jones. Rhydgoch, Llanfihangel Aberbythich, and Miss Elizabeth Williams, St. Helens, Swansea (nieces). A short service was con- ducted at the house by the Ven. Archdeacon Robert Williams, M.A., vicar of Llandilo- fawr, and the service at the chapel and grave- side by the Rev. Wm. Bowen, pastor of Milo. Priv. David John Hughes, of the Royal Warwick Regiment, who has been a prisoner of war in Germany for over two years, re- turned home on Friday of last week. He was interned at Munster Camp, Westphalia, and was there employed in the mines. He received no provisions by the Germans, and depended on the parcels from home for his maintenance. He has gone through some hard times, having been three days at a stretch without food, and gathered the crumbs from the floor many a time and even had recourse to eat grass. Russian prisoners in the same camp died like flies, as no parcels were received by them, and -were allowed to starve. In view of all the hardships he has gone through, we are pleased to note that he is in the enjoyment of good health. He is the son of Councillor and Mrs. Benjamin Hughes, of the White Hart Hotel, to whom we extend our heartiest congratulations on having their son back again.


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