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Llanelly and the War. -1

Answering the Call.

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Red Cross Record i

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Red Cross Record Splendid work for the Wounded. No local organization can boast of a more crodtable war record than the Red Cross detachment. For efficiency in their own special province, the Llanelly branch of this great philan- thropic society is not surpassed any- where, and the work done in Llanelly during the war will for ever be a monument to the zeal and public spirit of the members. Before the war had been long in progress, there was a cry for Red Cross men to serve on the various battle fronts, and a large proportion of the Llanelly mei immediately offered themselves and were acceplv.l for service overseas. j Others took L) equally onerous duty at Netley and other great hospitals, while those who remained at home devoted themselves to the equally important duty of caring for the wounded soldiers who came for treat- ment to Pare Howard, which was converted into a Red Cross Hospital. Thanks to the generosity of the people of Llanelly this beautifully situated Mansion was liberally maintained and some hundreds of Tommies "broken in our wars," found there a haven of rest and healing. Appended is a list of Red Cross members who served in various capacities:- Royal Navy: T. Ll. Jones. R.A.M.C.: Luther Rees, Haydn I Jones, Ifor Rees, Bertie Rees, John Thomas, Hugh Bassett, Archie John, T. C. Morris. Staff of Netley Hospital: Stephen Thomas, J. E. Owen, and 0. T. Glover. Red Cross Work in France: W. P. Marker, E. D. Jenkins. R.A.O.C.: D. C. Roderick. Welsh Regiment: Jos. Howell, J. R. Jones, W. Oswald Davies, W. J. I Daniells, D. L. Evans, D. J. Davies, Dan Rees. Lieut.-Q.-Master W. J. Jarrett served with th-3 Salonika forces. Several of the members acted as orderlies at Carmarthen and Llanelly Red Cross Hospitals. U W. Geo. Williams (the popular local commandant), J. H. Jacob s Percy Phillips, Harry Davies, Thos. Davies, John Emmanuel, David Protheroe, J. Lewis, Morgan Rees, and L. Rees attended to the convey- ance of the wounded to the different hospitals in the county. Messrs. W. G. Williams, Jacob, Phillips, T. Davies, and H. Daviea have been included in the roll of honourable service and presented with certificates signed by H.M. Queen Alexandra. The lady workers were under the command of Mrs. Nevill, Glyncoed, and rendered much appreciated ser- vice. Two of them, Miss Doris Wil. liams, Box House, and Miss Phyllis Evans, The Graig, received Red Cross decorations from the King at Buckingham Palaco.

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