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LLANDILO. Prayer meetings were held throughout the week by the Free Churches of the town, an united meeting being held on Monday night at Capel Newydd. A reception concert was given at the Mynyddbach Wesleyan Chapel, Court Henry, Golden Grove, on Monday of last week, to Sergt. Daniel Morgan Thomas, of the R.F.A., at present of Ystalyfera, but a native of Mynyddbach. Mr. W. Williams, Glandulais, presided. Solos, duets, quar- tettes, recitations, and penillion singing were rendered, and a most enjoyable evening was spent. The gallant soldier was presented with a purse of money. There was a good attendance. Lce.-Corpl. Lewin Harries, of the King's Liverpool Regiment, has been awarded the Military Medal. His battalion being held up on the Schelt, it was found necessary to force a crossing by means of felling a tree to build a footbridge. Although several casualties were inflicted upon the party, including the officer, this gallant N.C.O. continued the work until it was completed. The effort proved of great assistance to his battalion, who were able to cross the same day. Harries carried the wounded officer back to safety. Lce.- Corpl. Harries joined up with the Terri- torials in 1914, and has been over twelve months in France. He is at present in hos- pital at Stourbridge. Before joining up he was a tailor in the employ of Councillor H. W. Jones, of Sartor House, New Road. It is with sincere regret that we have this week to report the death of Mrs. Annie Esther Burnett, of Pentre House, Crescent Road, which sad event took place on Mon- day afternoon last at a private hospital in Swansea, whither she had been taken to undergo an operation. The deceased lady was about 41 years of age. She was a genial and kind-hearted person, and was well known and most highly respected by all her acquaint- ances for many miles around. She was the widow of the late Mr. David Burnett, sub- agent of the Cawdor (Golden Grove) Estate, who predeceased her about ten years ago. She leaves behind her an aged mother about 80 years of age and four children, viz., two boys and two girls, to whom the greatest sympathy is extended in their sad bereave- ment. The funeral", a public one for men only, took place to-day (Thursday), the place of burial being the Golden Grove Church- yard. The annual tea given on New Year's Day at Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Crescent Road, was held at the Vestry Room attached to the said chapel. The tables were presided over by Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. James, Rhydyffynnon, Mrs. D. Peters, and Mrs. S. P. Morris. Afterwards a concert was held, presided over by Councillor H. W. Jones (Vice-chairman of the Llandilo Urban District Council). The accompanist was Miss James, Rhydyffynnon. The concert, which was very orderly through- out, was very well attended. The following was the programme:—Pianoforte solo, Beryl Bowen; recitations, Donald Pearson, Vera Jones, Nancy Davies, Ronald Davies, Chas, Gwyn Evans, J. H. Jones, Gwen Edwards, Bertie Beynon, Violet Perks, Lizzie Wil- liams, Elsie Lewis, Mair Jones, Olwen Lewis, Maude Davies, Jack Davies, Florrie Jones, Alfryn Griffiths, and Blodwen Wil- liams; duet, R. A. Evans and Betty Wil- liams duet, Sally Jones and Olwen Griffiths dialogue, Sally Jones and Olwen Griffiths; solos, Gladys Bowen, Gwennie Morris, Sally Jones, Blodwen Williams, Evelyn Williams, Elsie Thomas, Owen Evans, Miss Maud Williams, Mr. D. Lewis (Llew Cib), Miss Bessie Evans, Mr. J. R. Evans, Miss Maggie Davies, Miss Raddie Richards, and Mr. D. J. Rhys; Cor -y Plant, led by Mr. D. J. Rhys; and Cantorion Bach," led by Miss May George. The many friends of Capt. T. C. Thomas, of Brynheulog, Llandilo, will pleased to learn that he has been awarded the Order of the British Empire, his name appearing in the long list of awards for services during the military operations in France and Flanders, whicji was issued on the 31st ult. This is the third time that Capt. Thomas has been mentioned in despatches. He is attached to the 19th Cheshires (Labour Company). Capt. Thomas has also been awarded the Military Cross for gallantry and devotion to duty in the field, the report in respect of which runs as follows: On October 22nd, Captain Thomas and his Company were informed that Corps urgently required ammunition to be delivered to Hulste on the 24th, and despite a handicap in respect of proper tools for handling this sort of task, they went resolutely to work, and completed the necessary 5. miles of track in a voluntary effort of 1 1 J, hours. They were subjected to four hours' heavy rain, and towards the end of the day to very considerable shell fire. This fine per- formance is a record, and could not have been done had it not been for the fine example and indomitable courage of this- officer in face of the enemy's shelling, to say nothing of his skilful leadership and personality, which raised the patriotism of his men to such an extent that they voluntarily gave their ser- vices for this extra time to complete this line so urgently required."




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