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IPresteign Auction.i


County Appeal Tribunal

..Have You Pains in the Legs?I

I Uandrindod Man Falls. I


I Uandrindod Man Falls. I NEATH AND BRECON EMPLOYEE. I Llandrindod Wells has given another of its sons in the fight for freedom, right and justice. News was re- ceived last week that Able-Seaman Fred Shopland, youngest son of Mr and Mrs W. Shopland, Brookland Road, Llandrindod Wells, had fallen in action in France. He was 21jL years of age. Educated at the National School, Fred Shopland was formerly employed at Mr W. W. Johnson's Pharmacy, and, subsequently, at the County Club. He was a faith- ful member of Holy Trinity Church Choir, and on several occasions was responsible for solos in anthems, and on festival occasions. He was a young man of irre- proachable personal character and of genial and kindly disposition, and much regret was felt when he decided three or four years ago. to leave his native town. He I was successful in securing a good position on the Neath and Brecon Railway, and at the time of his enlistment he was a guard on the trains running between Neath and Ystradgynlais. Feeling the call of duty, he paid a visit to his respected parents at Llandrindod Wells and frankly told them that he felt it was his duty to offer his services to the Sate, and, happily. his parents also felt it to be their duty to encourage him to do so. j Fred went'back to his situation, and soon after, with a colleague of the same railway company, joined the Royal Na.val Division, being placed in the Drake Battalion, He was trained at the Crystal Palace and Blandford (Dorset), and only had one leave of absence. He went to France on November 21st. and was soon after in the trenches. His letters were cheerful, but in his last he spoke of the bitter cold the men were experiencing, and immediately after a splendid parcel of warm clothing and comforts was dispatched by his parents, supple- mented by valuable gifts from the Local Committee. The parcel, unfortunately, never reached him as he had fallen before it could possibly have been delivered. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved family, who have received many letters, including one from Pte. Fred Gough, a close chum of the fallen sailor, who is in hospital, having been wounded for tho third or fourth ,-time.






Y stradgynlais Appeal Fails.