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Hopton Castle Boy. HIS EXPERIENCE IN THE ARMY. H j- friends will be pleased to hear news of Pte. R. Kllis, an oid Hopton Castle boy. I send the following herewith. Pte. R. Ellis, son of Mr John Ellis, 31, Cwm Road, Knighton, joined the Army on November 20th, 1015, and where he is at present. Previous to his enlistment, Pte. Ellis was employed by the Merthyr Corporation, and took an active part in the social activities of Troedyrhiw. He took a keen interest in foot-ball, and in the local team. He was al- so a member of the local committee, of the Prince of 'al?-s Fund, and, although now in France, his mterest in local affairs is .still strong. Writing from France, lie states that since his arrival there ho has seen quite a number of startling things, and spent many weeks in doing duties under condition, that could very well, be called "trying." But under present conditions, he. in common with all British soldiers looks upon those things as inseparable from war, and as such must be endured as cheerfully as possible. But as he says in one of his letters-, when he returns from France, he thinks he will have seen enough of France, to last him his lifetime. He says letters and papers from any friends at home, are always appreciated, and that his address i. 142464, Pt. R. Ellis, -No. 4 Comp&ny, 15th Divisional Train, Army Service Corps, B.E.F., France.

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