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LLANDILO. I A grand concert under the auspices of the Methodist Chapel will be held at the Drill Hall on Christmas night, when artistes of renown will take part. Corp!. Gomer Benjamin Thomas, of the R.W.F., Transport Section, has been awarded th Military Medal. Prior to joining up, he was a clerk at Lloyds Bank, Liandilo. His home is at Gwaun-cae-gurwen. Priv. Martin Lloyd, of the R.W.F., was killed in action in France last August. He was a son of Mrs. Lloyd, late -of Dynevor Farm, Llandilo. Prior to joining up, deceased was employed on farm work at Mansaint, Pontyeates. The Llandilo Bridge Auction Mart was held on Monday last. There were 72 fat cattle and 228 fat sheep, which were sold at controlled prices. Twenty-five pigs were sold at prices ranging from 24s. to 81s. The graders were Mr. James Hobbs, the Home Farm, Golden Grove; Mr. Jonathan Jones, butcher, Ammanford and Mr. T. L. Harries, auctioneer, Llandilo. The auctioneers were Messrs. J. Howell Thomas and Son, auc- tioneers, Carmarthen. Priv. William Walters, of the 18th Welsh, has returned home after being a prisoner of war in Essen, Rhineland, for the last nine months, during which period he was employed as a collier. He was dependent entirely upon parcels received from England for his food, I nor navmg any from his captors. His pay for h:s work was IOd. per day. Before joinjng up in 1914 he was a collier at Pontyeates. Ho IS the son of Mr. John Walters, 2, John's Villas, Greenfield Place, and is 24 years of age. A grand whist drive was held at the County School on Friday evening last in aid of the Soldiers' and Sailors Welcome Fund. There were over eighty present, and the event was a thorough success. The following were the prize-winners:—Ladies: 1st, Miss Tanner, Post Office; 2nd, Mrs. Morgan, White Horse Hotel; consolation, Mrs. Hugh Williams. Gentlemen: 1st, Rev. W. Arthur Jones (curate); 2nd, Mr. Daley, Castle Hotel; consolation, Mr. John Stephens, London House. The M.C. was Mr. Tom Davies, B.A., County School; and the secretary, Mr. T. W. Richards, Capital and Counties Bank. Second-Lieut. (Acting Captain) R. F. Williams, 14th Batt. Welsh Regiment, has been awarded the Military Cross. The official report of his achievement reads as follows:— Shortly after the attack had started, all of the other officers of his Company were hit. He at once took command, and re-organised the line under very heavy machine-gun fire. His initiative and complete disregard of danger were conspicuous, and he rendered particularly valuable service at a critical moment, and his example greatly inspired the men." Lieut. Williams is a son of the late Mr. Griffith Williams, auctioneer, King's Head Hotel, Llandilo, and brother of Mrs. Hughes, of the Red House, Llandilo.



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