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i Notes and Notions. I Cefn-eoed has 55 men serving at the front. Crickhowell's rainfall for January was 2.07 inches. Brigadier-General Owen Thomas has received a knight- hood. sjs Baroness Ctxlerstrom (Madame Patti) was 74 on Monday. Sir .John Llewelyn and family subscribed £ 63,000 to Sir .John Llewelyn and family subscribed £63,000 to the War Wan. An eisteddfod for war funds was recently held at Llandefeilog. *>i< Talgarth War Savings Association owns over 1000 war certificates. The death has occurred at Llwynfron. Llanfrynach. of Mr John Prosser, aged 86. Pte. J. Williams (South Wales Borderers), of Ccfn, has been, killed on active service. Gunner T. Williams (Royal Field Artillery), of Brecon, has been wouned on active service. The casualty lists contain the name of J. Davies, Cefncoed, S.W.B., accidentally killed. ijt Pte. M. Beavan, Grenadier Guards, son of Mr John Beavan (Crickadarn), is reported killed. Thirty-two degrees of frost were registered at Llan- viysg, Llangattock, during the severe frost. Lance-Corpl. J. Phillips (Loyal North Lancashire Re- Laii,-e-Co,)f rp BI recJo? np, llhilalis ps been wounded in France. ,,inient), Major A. Lindesay Careless (Brecknocks' Battalion), is home at Llandrindod Wells on leave from India. Pte. W. Havard (Welsh Regiment), of Builth Wells, was officially reported wounded in last week's papers. Pte. Daniel Freeman, A.S.C.. has just been home on leave at Cefn-eoed, after serving 18 months in France. Dr. Thomas (pastor of Myddfa-i Calvinistic Methodist Church, Llandovery) has held that position for 54 years. The girls' department of C, in-coe-d Schools was closed again one day last week on account of shortage of coal. 51: Glanenig Lodge of Oddfellow^ shows, a balance on the year's working of over .£5i, and has 85 members on war service. Pte. M. Beavan, son of Mr John Beavan. Crickadarn, has been killed in action. He belonged to the Grenadier Guards. ,¡: Sergt. W. J. Jones (South Wales Borderers), son of Mr J. Jones, Castle Hotel, Abc-rcrave, has just received the military medal. >:< > Second-Lieut. J. H. Pickering and Corpl. W. L. Perrott. of Gilwern, have been promoted first-lieutenant and sergeant, respectively. Damage to hay, amounting to about £20, resulted at Mr N. Whitmore's. Tram Road Cottage, Glasbury-oil- Wye. one day last week. Radnorshire subscriptions to the War Loan include £ 1,000 by Rhayader Board of Guardians and C500 from Rhayader Rural Council No less than 29 degrees of frost were registered at Criekhowell during the recent cold snap, a colder record than that of the hard winter of 1895. -p The Cyfarthfa Iron and Steel Works, Mertbyr, were ilJfuJl swing on Saturday, and the first- roll was put through mills which had. been idle for a long period. # Mr Leonard Dunning, His Majesty's ^Inspector of Con- >tabulary, has been made a knight. Sir Leonard visits the Hreconshire constabularies in the course of his duties. ,I.. I.. 'j' Pte. George Rees Probert (27524), 3rd Battalion South Wales Borderers, was wounded at Kut. on the 26th January, and is now in hospital at Shaikhsant, Mesopo- tamia. > Major Wilfred Bailey, Grenadier Guards, eldest and only surviving son of Colonel Lord Glanusk. C.B., D.S.O., has received the insignia of the Distinguished Service Order. ;'< Pte. W. Smallman has been killed while on active service with the Canadian Contingent in France. His father and two brothers are now all serving with the col- ours in France. Messr". Greenway Bros., Ltd., Widnes, the well- known iron and steel workers, a firm in which the High Sheriff of Radnorshire is closely interested, have Mibscribt-d L70,000 to the War Loan. Vaynor and Penderyn Council have arranged for the allotment of spare land for garden-plots and pig-styes at Goitre-Coed Outfall Works. A sum, ranging from fid to 1 per annum, will be charged each holder. Proceeds, amounting to £5 17s 6d, was given to the Y.M.C.A. and Llanwrtyd Wells Knitting Class through the recent popular lecture, given at Llanwrtyd by Prof. D. Mia 11 Edwards, M.A. (Brecon Memorial College). Brecon shire Education Authority was represented at the Royal Commission on University Education in Wales, a few davsi ago, bv Professor Joseph Jones, M.A. (Bre- ,.on). Mr W. S. Miller and Mr W. E. Jones (finance- clerk). '1< The death of the sole surviving son of the great Wal- ter Savage Landor,* and father of Mr Savage Lanflor, the explorer, reminds us that Llanthony Estate has been in the Savage Landor family for over a century. The property includes the picturesque ruins of Llan- thony Abbey. sje # As Major F. T. James (military representative for Merthvr) is still in France, where hi& son. Lieut. W. F. T. James (Glamorgan Yeomanry, attached to the Roval Flying Corps) is in hospital wounded. Colonel J. J. Jones, Cefn-eoed, deputised for him at Tuesday's meeting of Merthvr Tribunal. The storv of Daddy Long Legs is partly told in verse Uv Oliver Herford in "London Opinion's" chatty dram- atic notes this week, the change in the fortunes of Judy Abbot being described as follows:- "She told the Trustees, right to their face. That their orphan home was a dreadful place. And it shocked them awfully, all hut one— The susceptible Jervis Pendleton." > "I mn told there is great difficulty in the district in getting house coal at the present, time, even for money." said the Stipendiary (Mr R. A. Griffith) at Aberdare last week during the hearing of a coal stealing .ase from Hirwuin, the coal being the property of the Mar- f|iie-s of Bute. In the circumstances, Lizzie Holt was fined 5/ and another summons against a lad was dis- missed. > It ha- been remarked in regard to the late Rev. John Davies (Pandv) that his antiquarian knowledge was sup- plemented by a wonderful memory, particularly in re- gard to genealogies, and that. in addition, he had a -ingutar faculty of remembering names of places, gathered during his long residence in the district. For example, he could name all the farm-houses on both -ides of the roads leading from Abergavenny as far west as Carmarthen. Military medals have been awarded to Pte. J. Davies, ,S.W.fi. Cpl. (acting-sergeant) F. Griffin. S.W.B.; Sgt. W. Jones, S.W.B. The following, who have been awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field, are since deceased, either killed in action, died of wounds, or disease, subsequent to the date of the award of the medal :-Lee.-Cpl. R. Drewitt, S.W.B.: Cpl. W. Harris, S.W.B.: Pte. D. J. Wallace, S.W.B.: Pte. W. H. Williams, S.W.B. lian,e won the The following South Wales Borderers have won the appended honour: Major (temporary lieutenant- colonel) Richard Ellis Solly-Flood, D.S.O.. Rifle Bri- gade, Order of the White Eagle. 3rd Class, with swords: Colonel (temporary brigadier-general) Hugh Gilbert Casson, Order of Karageorge, 3rd Class, with swords: PU. Hugh L!. Jones, Welsh Field Ambulance. Royal Army Medical Corps. Cross of Karageorge. 2nd Class, with swords; and Pte. James Hy. Finn, and Acting-Sergeant Wm. Sullivan, silver medals. Cross of Karageorge, 1st Class, with swords. :<' Sec.-Lieut. W. J. Sandys Thomas (South Wales Bor- derers), who was killed in action on the 4th int., was the elder son of the late Mr Walter Sandys Thoma.s. Lindoola. Ceylon, and Mrs Sandys Thomas, of Llan- thomas. Hay, and a nephew of the late Col. W. Jones Thomas. A.D.C.. who for so many years was in com- mand of the 3rd Batt. (Militia) South Wales Borderers. Lieut. Thomas was 24 years of age. Educated at Marl- borough College, he went to Ceylon in 1912 tea planting, and became a member of the Ceylon Planters' Rifle Corps. In February. 1916, he came home to take up a eommisision, and was gazetted to the 3rd Batt. S.W.A. in March. His brother holds a commission in the Royal Flying Corps and is now a prisoner of war in Ger- many.

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