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THE SCROLL OF FAME. I Pte. Johnny Phillips, of Wl1ing.1 ton's Regiment, son of Mr. Phillips, I?ibwrlwyd Farm. Carmarthen, has been •"ounded in France. Hehae also seen, service in Gallipoli. Official intelligence has been recei ved a, Tycroes of the death of Driver Charles Wade. R.F .A., who, before joining the! colours, workoo at the lihos Colliery, and was well-known locally j On Sunday afternoon there -was a special pervioe at St. Mary's Church in memory ot four young men who had recently fallen I in France—Harry Cox, Willie Davies, j Hezekiah Jenkins, and John Jamieeon. Sergt.-major John Powlasland and PtA.1 Jacob Powlesland, eons of Councillor; Powlesland, are home on short leave. I Another son. Pte. Willie Powlesland, wh.) I was wotlnded in France, is still in h4D6pi-li tal in England. I News has been received by Mrs. Evans, 1 Frumpton-road, Gorseinon, that her bus-, band. Pte. James Evans, Welsh Rrgiine-at, has been wounded in action on the west- ern front, and is now lying in a military hospital at Birmingham. Official information has been received l that Pte. Robert S. TownsejHl. of the! Royal Welsh Fusiliers, son of Mrs. Towns-! end, Bernard-street., Swansea, bas been mounded iu action in France, and is now j iiL a base hospital in France. j Bombardier Harold Edwards, brother of Mr. li. L. Edwards, hon. esc. of the! Morriston V.T.C., is now on a month's J leave from France, where he has been fcr the last 19 modhs, and id staying at t Morriston. He is shortly to take up a! commission in the R.G.A. Able Seaman Phil Edwards is home on! leave at 27. Upper Iame-street, Goreeinon. j He saw service with the Naval Division1 in Gallipoli, and was wounded in the foot.. r pon recovery he was drafted into the. Nary. The destroyer on which he served; was in the recent Channel action. Lieut. P. A. Lewis, Welsh Regiment, f.<Hl of Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Lewis, Hamilton House, Carmarthen, has been1 promoted or, the held in France to the rank of captain. He is a B.A. of Aber-j ystwyth College, and prior to the war was a master at the Barry County School, The following Pontardulais boys are re-1 ported hors de combat:—Mr. llarry Wal- tors, eldest ion oi Mr. and Mrs. Jenkyn "Walters, wounded and in hospital in France; Mr. D. J. White, eldest eon of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel White, Tynybonau- road. sick and in hospital in Mesopo- tamia; Mr. leuan H. Jones, youngest 6on; of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Jones, Bryn Awel, Forest, in hospital in Franco. Official news has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Jones, 67, Cwmbath-road, Morriston, that their son, Trimmer Dd.' Ivor Jones, who was on board one of H.M. trawlers, has been drowned during the recent gale. Deceased, who was 28 years, cf age, joined at the outbreak of the war. Previous to that he was employed as a; furnaceman art the Forest Tinplate Works.. His only brother, Dan Jones, is also a trimmer in the Navy. Infromation has been received at Aber- avon that Pte. Julian Miehaeison, son I and heir of Mr. Julian Michaeleon, the owner of the Whitworth Estate, Avon Valley and Neath district, has been wounded in the Somme Battle. Private Michacison enlisted in the Royal Fi4."i- her, and is now in hospital in France., lie is well-known in the Aberavon district, where he was very popular, especially;j emong the tenants of the estate. News has just been received at Skewen from headquarters that Pte. Wm. John Palmer, 5, Orme's-road, Mooretown, Skew en, of the Welsh Pioneers, who had! previously been reported missing since j August 8th, 1915, is now concluded to have been killed upon that date. A son of Mrs. John Davies, of Orme'6-road, he was only 20 years of age, and volunteered for ser- vice soon after the outbreak of war, on August 14th. 1914. Cp to that he was em-j ployed as a collier at Bryncoch Pit. A half-brother, Pte. Philip John DanE6, is I at the front. At the weekly meeting of the Briton- j ferry Boys at the Front Committee, the: following "Ferry boys were presesnted, on behalf of the Fund, by Lieutenant H. A.<; Clarke, with cilver wrist watches. Sergt. Donovan, Privates A. Carmichael. W. H. j John, George Lewis, and W. Doel, while during the wook heroes who were home on short leave, and could not attend the meeting, and had received watches, were Privates Stanley Evans, Harold Turner, and William Young. The Committee have deckled to have a temporary roll of honour of all 'Ferry boya who have joined the colours printed, and the question of a permanent one is to be considered 18. f.p r.. Tbeir numerous friends will be delight to learn that Ptes. Johnny Da vies, Llan- dilo-road, and T. Emrys Davies, Kunowna Villa. Brynamman, have been awarded the Military Medal for gallant conduct in France. The two heroes, who are very popular in the locality, have worked to- gether with the R.A.M.C. since, their j joining 20 montiijs ago, 19 of which hav i been spent in France. The latter was I decorated in. the tieJd last Saturday week. I Tho former lias boen lying in hospital in Birmingham for some weeks, having been wounded m the foot by shrapnel. Both are spoken highly of by their ofifcers for the gallant conduct they have shown in action Another severe blow has come to the residents of Tontine-street, Swansea, by the news of the death in action of Private Wm. John Rowe, of the Royal Naval Divi- sion, the son of Mr. Albert John Rowe. Pte. Rowe was one of Mr. and Mrs. Kowe's 14 children, and he was only 19 years of age. He was previously employed at the Argyle Mineral Water Works, where he was held in high esteem. Ho was the holder of a certificate from the Swansea Police in recognition of an heroic attempt to save life. In a letter to hi* parents, Pte. Howe's officer states It is with great regret that I have to inform you that on the morning of the 27th inst., while your son was on guard duty, he wa- killed by a shell. His death was instan- taneous, and I feel sure he suffered no pain. I must tell you your son was one ? F of the best boys in the platoon, and as his offi{' I can only say that he died d?ing bi? duty. 1. pcrson?Uy, am proud of him. Pleaco accept my deepest sym- i 13atliy in your sad bereavement." His brother. Stoker Albert John Rowe, is also on active servioe. The late soldier saw service at the Dardanelles for 12 months. r Mr. F. Talbot, of Frederick-place, Llan- samlet, writes saying he thinks he can claim the honour of being the nrst to re- jj ceive the Bit Badge "in his native place. The certificate accompanying it J 36 dated November 3rd, 1916, and it was received on the 5th. Mr. Talbot previously nerved with the Royal Engineers, joining first of all in 1878. He served in the Sonth African Campaign in 1881, and in Egypt in 1S82, receiving the medal and star. He rejoined in August, 1915, and was invalided from Flanders this year. His eldest son, John, after serving his 12 years with the Royal Garrison Artil- lery. beard lxis country's call in August, 1914, and after rejoining was "gassed/ Another son, ^red, served in India with I the East Surreys, and was wounded and discharged. A third son, William, was killed in action while serving with th. East Surreys. A fourth eon, Alfred, is a driv-er in the Royal Engineers. He has done his training and is waiting to go out. The only other eon, Charles, tried twice in one day to join, but was rejected medically unfit. He is now working in a controlled works. Mr. Talbot concludes:, F 13>ere are not aj?y gj=kqm in this  fMU ?. J u Lance-corpl. Joe Sees. Abernant Brewery, is now home on leave, prior to going to the Cadet School. Lieut. David James. son of Mr. Johnny James, miners' agent, Cwmgorse, has had! to return from France owing to illness. Mi's. Roberts, of 331, Trewyddfa-road, Lfindore, has now received official news that her husband, Pte. J. Roberto, 118.8 been killed in action at Gallipoli. Pte.1 Roberts had been reported missing for the past 15 months. The death in action of Sergt. H. R. Goldèby, Royal Welsh. Fusiliers, is offi- cially reported. He was a London boy, I and when he enlisted war- employed at the Tycroas Colliery. Prior to that he was engaged at Blaencwmbychan and Ty- crug iarnuss, Nantgaredig, for many years. Official intimation ll306 been reoeived that Pte. A. Joseph, of the Welsh Regi- ment, and who resided at No. 1, Grove- pi ace, Swansea, was wounded by a shot from a German sniper. Prior to the out. break of war, he was employed at Messrs. ■ toner, watchmakers, Alexandra Arcade, Swan-sea | News has been received tha.t Pte. W. i John Wilson, Welsh Regiment, 6, Spring- field-street, Morriston, has been seriously wouii-ixl in the shoulder and left arm. He is now in hospital at Devonport. He is 28 years of age, and previous to en- listing was employed at the Beaufort Works, Morriston, as a fiiriiae-emaii. News has been received that Pte. J 1 Christeknv, of 47, Seyborfaeh-street, Swan- sea, has been injured by liquid fire. Prior to the war he was employed in the Morris- ton Tinplate Works, and was popular among his fellow workmen. He has been on active service for two years. He has hVt many escapes, having been twice gassed and twice buried in the trenches. The" Great Western Railway Maga- zine" contains the names oi the following local heroes who have fallen in action: F. Cleave, carpenter, engineering dept., Pontardulais; N. F. C. Hedge, appren- tice, locotm>iiva and carriage dept., DållV- graig; C. C. John, clerk, traffic dept., Swansea; O. D. L. Keenan, examiner, locomotive and carriage dept., Swansea, News has been received that Pte. J. Christalow. whose home is at 47. Sovbor-j fa?h-etrect, Swaa, has been -&ssed and | al&o b?rnt by liquid fire, and is at I)-unt in hospital in France Previous to the! war he was employed at the Morriftton Tinplate Works, and was held in high esteem by all his fellow workers. lie. Christalow has served for about two years in Franco. A memorial service for the late Lieut. W. M. Jenkins, 01 the Weish Regiment, who was killed whilst leading hie men in aotiuu a Sakmijc: on iLie 3rd ult.. was held at St. Theodore's Church, Port Tal- hot, on Sunday last. A detachment from the 4th Welsh Regiment was present. The Vicar (the Rev. D. J. Jonos), preached an eloquent sermon. He t5aid the deceased was a good and thought:ul officers, and in his last letter to the Vicar he wished wrnethings to be sent to his men. Official information has been received that Sec.-lieut. Kenneth George Williams, Royal \maoiuno-gun eection), has baen killed in action. He was the eldest son of Mr. W. E. Williams, G. W .R. traffic manager for the North ot Ireland, and Mrs. Williams, of Belfast, and formerly of Swansea. He was also a grandson of Mrs. Williams, 21, Richmond- terrace, Carmarthen, and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Davies, The Croft, Carmar- then. He was 19 years of age, and en- listed when he was 17. Local folks who had relatives at Kut, from whom they have not heard since the place surrendered, will be interested to know that Mrs. Warren, of 79, Tcrraoe- r.;ad. Swansea, had a postcard last weock; from her husband. Stoker Alec Warren. It came from Bagdad, was dated Augustf Sóth. and stated that he was well. This is the first time that she has' heard from him since Dec-ember 3rd, two days before Kut was besieged, and she had almost given up hope. Those who have heard from Kut prioo.ners should communicate at once with the secretary, Central Pris- oners' of War Committee, 4., Thurloe- place, London, S.W. The Committee can then arrange, through the Regimental Care Committees, for the dispatch of food and clothing. PROMOTED THREE TIMES IN A MONTH. Writing to his father, Mr. W. C. Williams, overseer at the "Cambria Daily vader" i Office, Corporal W. Williams, of the j Welsh Cyclists, says 1 he has been pro-, moted to the rank; of sergeant. Sergt. ] Williams was for several years a member of the Le-ad-ax stuff, writing under the nom de plume of! "Ajax." I Ite. Johnny Davies, Brynamman. (Military Medal.) Pte. T. E. Davies, Brynamman. j; (Military Medal,) I) Pte. John Roberts,. Landore, I j First posted wii j missing, now re-, I ported killed in, < I action. I: 'te. W. J. PalmeTj 8kew«n. (JFLiUed.) Pte. J. Chri-tolow I: SW1\nR. (Ga"ed.? Official intimation has been received, that Corpl. F. G. Best, Wiltshire Regi- ment, has been wounded in the neck. He' is in hoepital at Balham. He was: %-rt h en, and formerly a postman at Carmarthen, and ¡ lived in France-terrace The death has occurred in France from wounds of Lieutenant R. D. Beardshaw, South Wales Borderers, of Tondu. In private life Lieutenant Beardsliaw was secretary and sales agent to a colliery com- pany. He was a well-known sportsman, and was a prominent Association football and tennis player. -u-- .u_ Pte. Vi. i. Howe, Swansea. (Killed.) Pte. J, G. James, Bkewen. (Killed.) Pte. R. Bowen, Swansea. (Died of Wounds.) Sap. W. J. Thomas,! Cwmavon. (Certificate of Profi- ciency with Mine Rescue Apparatus.) Lc.-Cpl. T. J. Norrisj Swansea. (Shell-Shock.) II Pte. Albert John, Llansazxdet. (Military Medal.) L.-C. ,i. W. Phillips,, St. Clears. (Military Medal.) L.-ojii. vV. K. uavies Treboeth. (Killed. ) », Pte. Fk. Foster, Swansea. (Wounded.) Corporal A. Baker, who resided at j Neath-road. Haiod, has been in France with a Welsh Pioneer detacliment of the Royal Engineers for the past 18 months. In a field postcord to a friend of his em- ployed at the Loador" Othoe. he says he has been admitted into hospital over there, and is to be sent down to the base for a rest The riembe-rs of the Sketty Welsh Con- gregational Chapel met on Tuesday to do honour to Corpl. A If Lake. who is home on leave after 11 months in the trenches. Mrs. Ll. John, presided, and the following' contributed to the programme:—Mrs. Ll. Jo"b rk. Misses Blodwen Rees and Ivy Davies, Mr. A. V. Davies, Messrs. J. Wat- bins. T. Harris. B. C. Ree6, Dl. Jones and Evan Jonos. made appropriate speeches. Corpl. Lake was presented by the Rev. D. 0. Rees with a Bible and pocket w-il-I let, on behalf of the members of the :hapel, and by Mr. Wm. Anthony, on behalf of the Sunday School, with a; fountain pen. Corul. Lake expressed hisj eratitude in a \ery interesting speech. Pte. Aneurin Jenkins, the Ammanford j ooy soldier who, at the outbreak of war, unlisted when he was only 15 years of j age, was given a cordial reception on hini [eturn from France. He was honoured at a complimentary concert held at the Christian Temple Veetar on Monday night, when the church made him the re- einient of a present. The Rev. D. Tegfan Davies (r), presided, and the pro- gramme included solos by Ifim Jecmie Evans (Garnant), and Messrs. Howell J. Richards and Jonah Williams; a reoita- tion by Miss Dayioo (daughterof Mr. Mor- --an Davies, the well-kmown elocutionist), md speeches by Messrs. Abel Morgan and Od. Walters. The accompanist was Air Gwilym R. Jones, and the arrangement, For the concert were in the hands of Mr Job Thomas.—Pte. Jenkins is the son oi &ir. D. Jenkins Hopkinstowu. Dr. W. H. Edmunds, R.N.V.R., who died recently at Glasgow from blood- poisoning, was well known in Welsh foot- ball circles and played many brilliant Rugby games for Pontypool, Tondon Welsh, and Glamorgan County. He alsoj ?Kured prominently in t?e team repreeeD-j ting St. Mary?a Hospital, London, which ried conclusions with France on several i xeasions, and he won his co-lours at the! game whilst playing for South Wales Uni-f fereity College. Dr. Edmunds was the) )nly son of Mr., and lira. J. Edmunds f (late of the Jaddocks, Glascoe4, Mon- auouthshire), and a nephew of Sir Griffith rhomas, Neath. As a lad he won many school and sport prizes at West Monmouth School, Pontypool. He joined the Navy n November, 1914, taking up a position is surgeon at Porstmouth. He was trans- ferred to Chatham and subsequently be- came medical transport officer of the Nö. 2 Royal Naval Ajabulajjc^ .in wbich rapacity he attended to many heroes of Jutland fight. Pbe. T. B. Daniel, Welsh Guards, posted missing some weeks ago, is now reported killed. He lived at the Post Offiee, Nantgaredig, and was formerly a draper's assistant at Carmarthen. The relatives of Lieut. Llewelyn Walters, of the Royal Field Artillery, have received notification that he has been removed from the field of action to a London hospital. suffering from rheu- matism. Lieut. Walters joined the ranks shortly after the outbreak of hostilities, being subsequently granted a commission, and transferred to the R-F .A. Mr. Christopher Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Davies, Southerndown, has been gazetted second-lieutenant to the Worcestershire Begime-nt. He reoeived his training at St. Albans with the Lon- don Irish Rifles, which he joined in Aug- ust, 1914, and proceeded to France in February, 1915. talving part. in the Battle of Loos, whore London Irish Rifles made a conspicuous success in a charge. He was educated at the County School. Bridgend. Mrf Green, of Claremont, Mayals, Black- pill. received information that her son, Lieut. Tom Green, has been killed in action in France. Young Green, who was only given his commission three days before his death, was a sergeant-major in the Regular Army, and had seen a good deal of service. lie also won the D.C.M. about 12 months ago. Thef major, in writing to his mother said that laent. Green was very much liked and that the Army had lost U a good soldier. In a letter received at home by a brother on Tuesday morning, a comrade un- officially announces the teeent death in action in France of Pte. Evan Owen Jones, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jones, of Tyhir, Ouarr-road, Clydaeh. He joined the R.F.A: some months ago, and was subse- quently transferred to the Welsh Regt., and later to the R.W.F. Before the war he was employed at Messrs. Player's tin- plate works, Clydach, and was a Sunday school superintendent at Calfaria Baptist Church, where he was a useful member, having ben a faithful teacher for several years, and also secretary of the Calfaria. Young People's Guild. Widespread sym- pathy is felt with the parents and rela- tives. A reception was accorded Lance-Corpl. n. T. Price at Jerusalem Vestry, when the Rev. W. Rawson Williams, B.A., pastor, presided over a crowded attend- ance. Lance-Corn!. Price has been in- valided home in consequence of his having been jrassed. An excellent programme was gone through. Miss Hilda Hodges was the elocutionist, and birring addres.se.s were delivered by the Chairman, Messrs. J. H. Rees (Gendros School). Tom Williams (Llwvnonen\ Lewis Williams, David Griffiths, Thomas Williams (Station-road) and W. Q. R. John (Cadle School). On behalf of the Reception Committee and local inhabitants Miss Maggie Griffiths presented the hero with a Bible. He thanked all concerned. A vote of thanks to the Chairman was proposed by Mr. W. G. R. John, and seconded by Mr. Trevor Hopkins- THE GARDEN OF EDEN. Pte. R. Parker, now with the Mesopo- tamian Expeditionary Force, writes' home to his father and mother describing life on board a troopship, in the Indian Ocean. We are living like lords." he says, with a tin of pineapple chunks my pal and I bought between us. We are all bare-footed walking about decks. Pte. Parker was much interested in the machinery. When you s-ttlre fascinated at the mighty piston-rods of this boat," he says, it makes you feel you want to get into the middle of the beautiful machinery and work with the engineers. The heat is intense. Going up the Per- sian Gulf in the day time is something like the metal foundry in the Leader.' To give tbe Turks their due, they are very fair fighters. Every soldier who has fought on the three fronts will tell you the Turk is very clean in his methods of warfare. The poor chaps who get into the hands of the Huns get a deuce of a time. Everything points to a. speedy termination of this awful affair." After being in Basra for a couple of days. he writes:—" At night I double my blanket under me, rig up my mosquito- net round about by tying the tapes to the side of the hut or the bottom by string tied to the uprights in the middle of the hut. The net is white and cool and keeps out all the insects. Included in his kit is a helmet with blue goggles and the khaki flaps hanging down and trailing over the neck. The goggles are like a motor cyclists. There is hardly any work to do, only parades now and then. The grnb is very good con^idericc Plenty of Jam, cheese, bread, tea and gypo, with an occasional issile of melons, dates, lime, etc. There are tons of Arabian dates round the camp, but we are not allowed to eat any, only what is dished up to us. I had as many as I eould eat this morning of the best dates- the ones you see in small boxes in Eng- land. There are thumping big water melons. The most precious thing out here is water. The Garden of Edon is somewhere near the entrance of the Tigris. I expect I sihall see it when I am going up the river. I can't say I have got par- ticularly daft on this country. I would much rather the old country. I'm goring to have another pull at my waiter- bottle."

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