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AMMANFORD. The death tpok place on Saturday morning last of Mr. John Quick, Penybank. The deceased had been in failing health for a prolonged period. He leaves a widow and several grown-up children to mourn their loss. Stoker W. Phillips, of Bridgend House, Tirydail, is home on leave for a few days. He was engaged as a stoker on H.M.S. Glorious, and has been in the Navy for some iime. He looks weil and strong, and hopes to return home for good in a few weeks. On Sunday evening, at the Christian Temple, the usual children s quarterly ser- vice was held. Solos, recitations, and dialogues were rendered; also selections were given by a glee party. The Rev. D. Tegfan Davies presided, and the duties of accom- panist were ably performed by Mr. Edward Evans. Mission services were held at the Mission Hall, Talbot Road, on Tuesday and Wed- nesday evenings, and will be continued this evening. The special preacher is the Rev. R. B. Jones, Ynyshir, and his impressive dis- courses are being listened to by large con- gregations. It is hoped that much- blessing will crown the services. Driver Elvet Lewis, a son of Mr. T. W. Lewis, M.E., of Florence Road, Tirydail, has returned home, and now awaits his dis- c harge from the Army. Driver Lewisjoined up in April, 1918, and was draited out to Trance after a short training in this country. He is attached to the Royal Field Artillery, and prior to enlisting was employed at the Tirydail Colliery as shotsman. Driver Lewis figured prominently in local football circles, his ability as a t}>ree>quarcer bejng well known. We regret having to announce the death of Mrs. Eleanor Davies, of Ynys Farm, near PantyffynRon, which occurred on Monday last. The deceased, who was very well known and highly respected, endured a short il lness, and her death came as a shock to her many friends. She was a very active worker in the sphere of farming, and will be missed by a large number of friends, who mourn her death. Great sympathy is feli with the family in their sorrow. The funeral takes place to-morrow (Friday), the interment being .t the Christian Temple burial-ground. it is said that out of the captured German guns allocated to this county, Ammanford will be honoured by the presentation of one of them. We have made suggestions in our columns from time to time that it would be vary appropriate for the town- to be presented with at least one gun, in view of the large number of boys from the town and district who responded to their country's call, and more especially in view of the fact that quite a number belonged to the Carmarthenshire Battalion, which has captured a number of Battalion, We hope that the rumour is true and that the gun will arrive in Ammanford. On Tuesday morning, at the Registry Office, Llandilo, the marriage of Miss Mary Hitchcock, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hitchcock, of 11, Harold Street, Tjrydail, with Priv. A. G. Attn, Welsh Regiment, took place by special licence. The bride- groom joined the Army in 1916, and was soon drafted to France. He has been wounded on two occasions, viz., at the third Battle ol Ypres and at the last Battle of the Somme. As a result of his wounds he was detained in hospital for some months. Priv. Attrill was also slightly gassed on one occasion. We wish the young couple long life and happi- ness. Bombr. Lewis Thomas, sorw of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, of Station House, Ammanford, who joined the Army in 1914, has now been discharged. He was attached to the 2nd Section R.F.A., and was drafted out to France on June 1st, 1915. He was present in many memorable battles, including Loos, Arras, Somme (twice), Albert, Ypres, Vimy Ridge, and St. Amand, and fortunately he escaped being injuied. Previous to enlisting, Bombr. Thomas was employed at the Amman- ford Colliery. He was a keen sportsman, having been a member of the Ammanford R.F.C., the local Billiard League, and the Cricket Club. He was also a member of the local Male Voice Choir during its successful career. The marriage (by special licence) of Sergt. Oscar J. Jones, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Jones, of Fairdale, Llandebie Road, with Miss Muriel Hickman, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hickman, of 80, New Road, Southampton, was solemnised at Holy Trinity Church, Southampton, on the 2nd inst. The bridegroom joined the Army in September, 1914, and was despatched to France on January 2, 1915. Though having served for over four years in the Army, he has been fortunate enough to escape injury. Prior to enlisting he was employed as a painter and sign writer in the town. We wish 5ergt. and Mrs. Jones the best of luck and .-a long and happy life. Acting-Sergt. Womersly, who resides with Mr. and Mrs. Martin, of 95, College Street, is home on leave. He joined up at the out- break of war, and was amongst the first com- pany which landed in France. He took part in many important engagements, and was pre- sent in the memorable retreat from Mons. Sergt. Womersly wears the Mons ribbon. He was gassed and also shell she'—d whilst serving in France, and was admitt^u .to hos- pital, where he was detained for some time. After his recovery he rejoined, and volun- teered for further service in France. He joined the Army when about 19 years of age, u has had man N, th,I 'II;- ng exper'I is at present attached to the Royal Engineers. Sergt. Womersly is a native of Leeds. Priv. D. A. Thomas, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, of Talbot Road, is home on a few days' leave from Ripon, where he was employed at one of the Prisoners of War Reception Camps stationed in the city. Priv. Thomas has served in France for several years, and has been gassed. Ile. states that, judging by the appearanct of jme of our boys who had been captured by the Germans and lately released, one would corclude that some of them had been oi a Coi.cinental holiday. Others display sgns of having undergone harsh treatment at A. hands of the Germans, and some of the released prisoners are mere skeletons. Prior to enlisting, Priv. Thomas carried on business as hairdresser and tobacconist at Gorseinon, and was at one time smployed by Mr. W. Walters, The Square. Stoker J. B. Waters, a son of Mr. Jos. Waters, of 80, Wind Street, is home for a few days' leave. He has been engaged as a stoker on H.M.S. Killerig for some time. He joined the Navy on the 8th of May, 1918, and has been on various voyages, in- cluding trips to Christiana, in Norway. He is a brilliant example of the stalwarts who compose the Silent Navy." Stoker Waters was formerly employed at Ammanford No. I Colliery. His brother, Priv. W. Waters, is aiso home for a few days' hospital leave. Priv. Walters joined the Army in 1915,' and was drafted to France after receiving short training in this country. He has fought in many important engagements, including the Battles of the Scmme and Ypres. He was wounded in the Battle of the Somme in October, 1917, through the collapse of a trench which was being bombarded by the enemy, and was eventually admitted into a hospital in Scotland. Priv. Waters, after his recovery, was again despatched to France about the middle of 1918, and during heavy fighting in October last he sustained addi- tional wounds. He is attached to the Welsh Guards, and is a very smart soldier. Gunner Joe Waters, who is at present in Alexandria, Egypt, is another brother. He joined the Army on May 8th, 1917, and is attached to the R.F.A. The family is represented by two members who are in the Army, and a third who is .servinin the Navy. It would be difficult to find a smarter trio of brothers in the Valley and for miles around. The funeral of the late Miss Irene Morris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Morris, of the Old Cross Inn Hotel, Quay Street (whose demise was reported in our last issue), took place on Friday afternoon last at the Christian Temple burial-ground. The Rev. D. Tegfan Davies officiated at the house and in the chapel,' and the Rev. B. Davies, B.A., curate, Bettws, at the graveside. The funeral was for men only, and the following were the chief mourners:—Mr. W. Morris (father) Mr. Gwynne Morris (brother) Mr. Hodges, Cardiff (uncle) Mr. Rees, registrar, Cardiff (uncle) Mr. J. C. Jones, New Inn Hotel, Ammanford (uncle) Mr. R. Bowen, New Road, Ammanford (uncle) Mr. Evans, Wind Street, Ammanford (uncle) Mr. Mr. Clements, Llangennech (uncle) Mr. Clements, Trefeglwys, North Wales (uncle) Mr. John Jones, Hall Street (uncie); Mr. Johns, Bryrtamman (uncle) Mr. Garfield Jones, Ammanford (cousin) Messrs. W. H. Roberts, O. Roberts, and Frank Roberts, Llanelly (cousins) Mr. D. Hodges, lscennen Road, Ammanford (cousin) Mr. Jones, Wind Street, and Mr. J. T. Jones, Quay Street. T he coffin was covered with beautiful floral tributes sent by the following:—F ather and Mother; Brothers and Sisters; Dorothy (sister) Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Rees and Mr. Hodges; Mr. J. C. Jones and family, New Inn Hotel; Mr. John Jones and family, Hall Street; Mr. Evans and family, Wind Street; Mr. and Mrs. R. Bowen and family, New Road Mrs. Owens, High Street; Mr. Rees, Penylan, Cardiff Mr. Roberts and family, Llanelly; Miss Clarice Carruthers and Mr. Joe Carruthers; the, Licensed Victuallers' Association; Miss Mary Rowlands, Marsh- field House, Marshfield; Miss M. Eluned Williams, Pontardawe; Misses Maggie and Sylvia Owen, Dynevor Arms Hotel, Panty- ffyn non; Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Lewis, New I Road; and Miss Harriet Higgs.

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