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Funeral of the Late Lieut.- General SirJas. Hills-Johnes The funeral of the late Lieut.-General Sir James Hills- Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., LL.D., of Dolaucothi (the senior V.C. in the British Army), took place on Friday last with full military honours. The whole countryside was in mourning, and people of all classes ot society attended to pay tribute to the distin- guished soldier. A detachment of the 4th (Reserve) Welsh Regiment, of which Sir James was honorary colonel, was present, accompanied by Brigadier-General C. H. P. Carter, C.B., C.M.G., commanding Milford Haven Garrison Lieut.-Colonel Brett, com- manding Royal Garrison Artillery, Pembroke Dock Lieut.- Colonel T. A. Headlam, com- manding 4th (Reserve) Welsh Regiment; Major J. F. de Rees, second in command 4th (Reserve) Welsh Regiment, Pembroke Dock; Major E. Forbes, R.G.A.; Captain Webber, R.G.A. Captain R. J. Griffiths, 4th Welsh Regiment; Lieutenants J. F. Davies, T. E. Jones, Todd, and Wool way, R.G.A., ana joined in the cortege to Caio Parish Church, where the interment of the remains in the Dolaucothi family vault took place. The coffin, which was of oak grown on the Dolau- cothi Estate, bore the following 3 nscr1 iptiIon I Lieutenant-General Sir James Hills- johnes, V.C., G.C.B., LL.D. Born 20th August, 1823; died 3rd January, 1919. Gwyn ei fyd.' The coffin, wrapped in the Union Jack, with the deceased general' s sword and uniform placed upon it, was borne on a gun carriage. The procession, which was headed by the tenantry, was accompanied by a firing party, and the Band of the 4th Welsh, who played the" Dead March." There was an impressive service at the church, which was filled to overflowing. The officiating clergy were the Bishop of St. David's, Archdeacon R. Williams, Llandilo; Rev. Griffith Jones, vicar of Caio; Rev. W. W. Poole Hughes, warden of Llandovery; Rev. H. Lloyd, vicar of Cynghordy; Rev. Morgan Griffiths, vicar of Llanycrwys; Colonel Rev. Connop Price, C.F. and Rev. Isaac Edwards, curate of Caio. The service was choral, and deceased's favourite hymns were sung, Miss Casburn, the organist of the church, presiding at the organ. Following the committal rites, three volleys were fired over the grave and the bugler of the 4th Welsh Regiment sounded the Last Post."

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