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THE SCROLL OF FAME P t Fr+? 4 i al d 4, Pte Fred Maude, of the Lancashire Fusil iers, has been killed in action at the front. He was 24 years of age, and a brother of Mrs. J. Doran, Heolymont, Civclach. Corpl. Harry Rogers, of the Welsh, oi Court Sart. has just returned from a Cir- dJi Hospital. He has been twice wounded Harry, who was a three-quarter for th; local club, is progressing favourably. Joining up w a private in the Roya, W-elsb r usilieis when 17 years of age Alfred W. Higgina, son of the Chief Con. o n of t h Chief Cori, stable of Neath, has now been gazette* second lieut&niuit in the Machine-gus Corps. Pte. Leo Biand, Welsh Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Biand. Carmarthen, 11as been wounded. He is a brother 01 L-eut. Ralph. Bland, Welsh Regiment, « ho. before tbe war was a Swansea jour- nalist. Mrs. James, of Cecil-road, Gorseinon, haa received a field postcard which states that her son, Pte. Dick James, is lying feick at Salonika. Dickie is a member of the Goaseiiion Rugby Football Club, knew the game at inside halt' thoroughly. The sad nerws has boea received by Mr. and Mrs. Hall, 10, Clifton-street, Brisk' tLat the-ir eon., Corpl. Jack Hall, who was w eroded on August 21et labt, suceumbcti in hospital in France on October 18th. Corpl. Hall enlisted in May, 1915, and was attached to the Bantams. He wa born at Ammanford. Home on a short furlough are Corpl. H. Hull, son of Mr. and 31re. Hull. prtial superintendent, and T. Edgar John, R.E., sou of Mr. and Mrs. William John, Bolgoed-etreet, I'ontardulais. Mr. D. J. Grifut, elder eon of Mr. and J. Griftitfcs, who has suffere d more than was at first reported, is, happily, now on very comfortably. On Wednesday Pte. David Momw-, a Swansea soldier, received the war badge ior -servic(- rendered." He was badly wounded in the big push on the Somme, and has been iav-alided out of the Army. He is now seriously ill at the house ot his parents, 29, Plymoath-etreet, Swan- sea, at which address he carried on the tasmeu of a fruiterer previous to enlist ieg. We regret t. learn that Lieut Fawcett T. Williams, Welsh Regiment, and son of Mr. David Williams, chief usher of the South Wales Assize tour, is lying ill with an attack of appendicitis in a Red Cros. hospital in Franee. Lieut. Williams was only recently home from France; in fact, lie rejoined his regiment just a few we-eks. a4'iX His many friends wish him a speedy x^(x*rery. N £ hcs hafi been officially received b. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pile, of Taillwyd, Neaflt Abbey, that their son, Pte. Richard John Pile, ef the Lance. Regiment, was killed in action on 20th October. This j-allant young soldier, who has made the hiijjjeme sacrifice for his country, was only is last June, and previous to enlistment v orked at Bryneoch Pit, Main Colliery Co. Th* family hail from Laugharne. Pte. W. R. James (South Lanes.), and Ptfi. D. F. Richards (Welsh Pioneere), ot Clyaach, who have respectively served in i ranee and Salonika, have been di&- charged. Bofla were young theological students prior to the war, and both are unfit for further war service. They were accorded a public reception at Clydach: last- night. James suffers from shell- siioek, while Richards suffers from ner- vous breakdown. Official intimation has been received by Jir". and Mrs. Thomas Davies, of 28, Ar- gyfe-street, Swansea, that their son, Pte. GoOrge Davies, of the South Lanes. Regt., !oj> killed in action on October 23rd. Pte. Davies was 24 years of age, and joined up at the outbreak of war, and bad been on active service for 15 months. Prior to the outbreak of hostilities he was employed as joiner at Messrs. D. Jenkins, builders, i i.^«ch-etreet, Swansea. News has been received by Mrs. C riffin. 11. Pinkaej-street, St. Thomas, Svansea, that her husband, S. B. Cyril (jGtffin, of a Lancashire regiment, hasi besm recommended f-or the Military Medal for bravery on the field at Salonika, on September 15th. He 18 at present in hos- pital with dystemry. He is the only fiOJÏ of Mr. C. Griffin, Delhi-street, and was employed as a shunter by Messrs. Powlesland and Mason. Official news was received on Sunday by Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jones, of Tyhir, Quarr-road, Clydach, of the death in action in France on October 28th last of their eldest son, Pte. Evan Owen Jones I (Royal Welsh Fusiliers). Prior to re6- ponding to his country's call he was em- ployed at Messrs. Players* Tinplate Works, Clydach. He had been a Sunday i School superintendent, secretary of the Young People's Guild, and a faithful Sunday School teacher for many years. News has been received at Llanelly ef the death of Pte. Fred Leyshon, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Leyshon, Bynea. He •was killed in action. on October 27th by a shell. Pte. Leyshon belonged to the Welsh Regin nt, and enlisted at the com- mejBcement of the war. He was previously employed on the G.W.R. Pte. Leyshon was of a cheerful nature, and a favourite among his fntneds, one of whom—Phe. Gwiiyai Harries, Lcaigbor—had the sad duly of being one oi the hearers. A crowded meeting was held at the 2 £ echanice' Institute, Pontardulais. on Saturday, when his former colleagues at the Clayton Tinplate Works, and other friends, assembled to do honour to John Jenkins, of H.M.S. w has been 011 active service since the mobilisation in 1914. Mr. David R. Williams presided. Yr. and Mrs. Jenkins were each presented with a badge by Mr. J. H. John, secre- tary of the Artizans' Union, and Jenkins was also presented by Mr. Tom Parker; with a watcSi subscribed for by the Clay-I ton officials and employes. At a meeting of the Ferry Boys at the Front Fund, Corpl Harry Rogers was presented witii a silver cigarette case, and AJB. A. Edwards with a wrist watch. Corpl. J. Kilman and Mrs. Evans (widow of Articifer Engineer Ben Evajis), have also been presented with wrist watches Mr. Herbert Eccles, J.P. (president), presented on his own behalf to the young who had carried out the dutiea oi flag sellers wrist watches and bangles to the number of about 70. It was stated that the Sailors' Flag Day had now reached over £100 and the Red Cross and Ambulance Flag Day over £75- At the evening service held at Cal- f.iria Baptist Church, Clydach, on Sun- day, the Rev T. Valentine Evans (pastor) referred to the death in France of Pte. Evas Owen Jones (Royal Welsh Fusi- liers), of Tyàir. Quarr-road, Clydach, ?ho k" for many years past omcia-ted 6? Sun&y school superintendent, secre- ?.ry <? the Young Peoples Guild, and ?Y?day school tether at Calfaria Chnrc?. The Ma.i? Funebre was! played on the organ by Mr. D. Williams. L.R.A.M. (orgaaist), and subsequently the whole congrega.tioR stood up as a matt of respect and sympathy. Mr. Sosser Thomas, of Glannant, Pen- tr, Liansamlet. has been informed of th&-death in action of his second son, Cut. iu'-Tell Ikoriiaes who was 21 years old. Ho jciae-d the Roval Wokh Fusiliers in Feb- ruary, and was draft.d out to Fraxce in Aujust, aad fell on October SOtla. Prior to joining the colours he was engaged at tlio Aber Tinworks, ajad was much res- pectrd by his fellow workmen as a steady, aruiable and industrious yonng man. He was a member of the local Reehahited .fraternity Much sympathy is felt fo- his father, who has been confined to his with ill-health for sozue time. The report Hat Driver Char" Wa,5e. p&rents r&side ? ?croes, had been killed in action, is happily incorrect. A letter received from him, dated November 5th, eaya that h< is in the best of health. Sapper W. Cain, Swansea. (Military Medal). Pte. F. Maude, Clvdach. (Killed). Pte. D. T. Richards, Clvdach. (Discharged). Pte. W. R. James, Clydach. (Discharged). Pte. George Davies, Swansea. (Killed.) Cpl. G. Williams", Swansea. (Military Medal.) Pte. H. J. Pile, Neath Abbey. (Killed.) Sgt. S. H. Thomas, Landore. (Promoted on Field.) Sergt. Sam Thomas is home on leave. He was wounded a few weeks ago. Sergt. Thomas's home is at Evans-terrace, Lan- < dorD. [ Sergt. Jamea Bond, of the Welsh Regi- ? IDt:nt, wh home is at Waungror. Po?- I tardulais, has been awarded the Military jledal. Gunner B. T. Daviee, of the R.F.A., has again been wounded, for the second time. xiefore enlisting, he wan employed at the Moriais Colliery, Llangennech. r\ews has !>oen received in Swansea of the death (killed in acUün). of Corpi. Basil Dartry Dawson, nephew of Mr. A. R. Dawson, H.M. Inspector of Customs at Swansea, of the Canadians. Corporal Dawson had been in France since the com- mencement of the war. Corpl. E. How-alls, eon of Mr. Daniel Howells, 22, BalacLava-streot, St. Thomas, ¡ Swansea, ha? been recommended for the ? Military Medal for gallantry on the held whilst leading a bombing party in a raid, II i.!l which he got slightly wounded in the knee. Corpl. Howells is only 21 I Pte. Fred Moxham, of the. South Wales Borderers, is lying seriously ill in hospi- tal in France, suffering from gun shot wounds in the back. lie is only 18 yea: a of age, a native of Bath. and had worked I for four years before the war with Ms Walters, Céinlkn, Pontardawe. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Evans. of 20, Brynv- | mor-crescent, Swansea, have received in- formation of the death from wound-s of their son, Second-Lieutenant Fred W. j Evans, of a Welsh Regiment, who was sniped whilst on duty in the trenches on Oct. 28th. 110 was shot through the right iung, and died 2i hours afterwards. News has been received in Swansea that Pte. Hammattt, of the Weloh Regiment, has been wounded by shrapnel, in the ipre-8 saiknt, and his homo is at 5, Vin- cent-street, Swansea. Pte. Hammatt is now lying at a Liverpool hospital, and p/as formerly employed at Messrs. Han- ocksJ Brewery. Official intimation has been received | that Pte. AViii. T. Evans. of the Devon j Regiment, and whose home is at l-i. Charles-street, Swansea, has been | wounded. Pt. Evans is only 21 years of I "ge, and joined up at the outbreak of I war. Previous to that he was employed ,.it Messrs. Baldwins. Two Hendy boys have been badly hit j in the recent fighting. They are Gunners j B. T. Davies, son of Mr. John Davies, ? Werr.bwll, and Willie Jones, son of Mr. f. John Jones, Market-place, Hendy, both of the R.F.A. This is the second time for Davies to bo wounded, and that in a very short intervening period- At the Victoria Institute the emplyoes of the Mansel Mills presented two of their tol.iier colleague with luminous wrist watches and pocket wallers. The recipi- fOnts were Corpl. Wm. Llewelyn, Royal Engineers, who is home on leave from the front, and Pto. Eddio Barnes, Welsh Regiment, who is convalescent from a wound in the thigh. I News has been received in Swansea that Sapper William Cain (No. 27230), of the Royal Engineers, has been awarded i the MUitary Medal. The ward was made to him for keeping the telephone COIU- munietions going under a heavy fire. Sapper Cain, who used to live at AI Cot- tage, Foxhole-road, Swansea, was for- nierly at the G.P.O. Telephones. Mr. and Mrs. Job Williams, Park-street, Lower Brynamman, are in receipt of news to the effect that their son, Pte. David John Williams, of the R.W.F., has been wounded on both hands while in action. Pte. Williai-ns i,ined the forces just after the war broke ot!t, ai,,d has been in many a hard tussle. He states that he hopes to be back again with his comrades soon. Intimation has been received that Pte. Harry Morgan, Honourable Artillery Company, only eon of Mr. and Mrs. J. I Morgan, Post Office, Cwmllynfell, has been killed in action, after having been cut in the tre-n-chos for about four months. Prior to enlistment Pte. Morgan, who was! 2J yea-is of age, was a student at the University College, Cardiff, where he was preparing for his degree. A brilliant future had been predicted for him. Mr. and Mrs. Pow Iley, El11rium.ter- race, Brynamman, have been notified that their son, Cul.-Sergt. George Powney, has been seriously wounded in action at Salonika. He belongs to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and has been on active service cince the war broke out. He is a brother of the fallen hero, Sergt. Arthur Powney. His numerous friends sincerely hope that Sergt. George will have a speedy recovery. As was his deceased brother sergeant, he is well liked and popular in Brynamman district, being of a affable and unassum- ing disposition. information has been received by Mrs. RAshol Wright, Pwliyian, Llansadwrn, on Friday morning, that her husband, Pte. Ben Wright, of the Welsh Regiment, has died of wounds received in action on August 23rd. Pto. Wright was reported wounded and missing on August 30th. but it was afterwards found he was at a hospi- tal in Germany. Pte. Wright was, before the outbreak of war, a gardener, and was ?!Ilplc)yc,,i by Mr. Hunter. Abermarlais Park, and ho was the fire- to join the colours from the Vale of 'i'owy, as he en- listed immediately at the outbreak of W'ar. He leaves a widow and one child. Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jones, Glen View- terrace, Aberavon, have been notified of the death in action of their son Signaller Ieuan Jones, Welsh Regt. Though finely- built, -he was not ye tl9. The first inti- nation of his death came from his friend Lance James. It nppears that Ftc. Jones was one of three killed by the same shell. Writing to the bereaved parents his offi- cer sneaks highly of him and says that built, he was not yet 19. The first inti- November 5th. Pte. Jones, who worked j at the Steelworks, and later on the R. and S.B. Railway, was a. member of Calfaria j 'Baptist Church, and at the weekly sew- j ing meeting for sohliers" comforts on Tues-I day a vote of sympathy was passed with the family. Corpl. Ben Davies, the ex-Swansea for- ward, who for nearly two years has been a prisoner at Iiuhleben, Germany. The pho- tograph was taken at the internment camp there. Corpl. Davies 'i':as a member of the Glamorgan Constabu-i lary, and was sta- tioned at Mumbles, and afterwards at Neath. Pte. U. Griffin, St. Thomas. (Military Mcdrd.} Corpl. L- Hvwells, St.. Thmua-s. (Military Med«I).. 1 LIEUT. HAROLD C. ROWE, R.F.A. LIEUT. HAROLD C. ROWE, R.F.A. itli,r- follow ing:-Royal Field Artillery.— j Welsh Brigade—Cadet Harold C. Rowe to 11). i This information was received with infillito satisfaction by this young gentleman's nu- merous friends at Mor- riston and Swansea. Tho young officer is a son of Mr. George Rowe, J.P., managing director of the Upper forest and Worcester Steel and Tinplate Works, Ltd. and joined tho Welsh (llcvvi'tzer Brigade in September, 11'914, at the same time as his brother Victor, who is now in Egypt. He would have gone out with his brigade a year ago but for an attack of appendi- citis, for which he underwent an opera- tion at Cambridge. When convalescent he joined the second line of Howitzers. He is 21 years of age. Mr. Rowe has three other sons in the Army, namely, Major Gordon R-owe. Staff officer, who is with his division in Franco; Stanley, who is a lieutenant in the Royal Enigneers, and is in Egypt; and Victor, who is also with his regiment in Egypt. Gunner Godwin, Neath. (Home from Ep-pt.) Pte. rlammeil, Swansea. (Wounded.) •• ■- Corpl. A. Baker, Swansea. (In Hospital.) Trim. D. I. Jones, Morriston. (Drowned. ) Pte. W. J. Wilson, Morriston. (Seriously Wounded.) Pte. E. 0. Jones, Clydach. (Reported Killed.) A complimentary dinner was held at the Bush Hotel, Swansea, in honour of Lieut. D. lvo:, Evans. R.E., who was re- cently awarded the Military Cross in France, and v. ho is now home on leave. The company consisted of private friends including the ex-Mayor (Aid. T. Mer- rells), Mesers. Evan Lewis, W. J Stephen.s, James Webbern, W. Arnold, R. A. Jones, Ernest Joseph, Tom Davies, and many others. During the evening Lieut. Evan,.s was presented with a silver fiask. Appreciative speeches were made by several gentlemen, and Lieut, Evans in responding, thanked the company for their kindness. lie dwelt upon the spirit of good humour which prevails among the British Tommies in France. It was a privilege, he said, to be allowed to 6hare hardships with men of thM spirit. He expressed his admiration for the British infantryman, the foot-slogger, who is in the danger zone each hour of his duty. Lieut. Evans is the son of Mr. John Evans, of (-I&is, and was, on Thursday married to Miss Leiia Lewis, daughter of Mr. Evan Ljwis, of Craig-y-pal, Glais, Swansea Valley.

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