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Llanelly and the War. -1

Answering the Call.

Formation of the V.T.C.

Llanelly as a Muniton Centre…

Y. M.C.A. Record —«•-—

Red Cross Record i

ISt. John's Ambulance.

Detailed Lists, Results and Guides

I St. John's Ambulance. THE STORY OF STEBONHEATH. Like the Red Cross. the St. John Ambulance Association "made good" during the war, and in Llanelly, ren- dered magnificent service to tha wounded soldiers. The local branch was formed in October, 1916, in re- sponse to an urlent appeal from Sir Herbert Lewis. Without loss of time a woman's detachment was formed with Miss Brodie, M.B.E., as com- mandant, the nucleus of this being found in the nursing class which Miss Brodie was holding at the time. The men's detachment had an energetic superintendent in Nlx. E. D. Jones, who soon gathered around him over a hundred trained workers. The next step was the opening of a local hoa- pital, and after negotiations with tha Education Committee the new school at Stebonheath was handed over for the purpose. This proved to be an ideal building and in a short time it was fully Equipped with 175 beds. With Miss Yates as matron and the men and women members taking their turns on duty, the Hospital soon settled down and hundreds of wounded soldiers were treated in what they described as a home from home. The services of the voluntary workers were always given cheerfully with the result that Stebonheath gained the reputation of being one of the happiest hospitals in the country. In recognition of her devoted work as commandant, Miss Brodie was in- vested with the M.B.E., and the fol- lowing members of the staff received war medals:- Morgan Morgan, E. D. Jenkins, W. H. Webb, T. J. Williams, Thomas Maund, J. H. Williams, Alex Hay- ward, Frank Gomn, J. J. Winter, Dd M. James, Chas. Griffiths, L. Jones, G. E. Smith, Wm. Williams, J. E. Williams, Wm. Jones, Martin Ed- wards, C. B. Millar, Edward Sim- monds, D. R. Williams, Robt Dyche, D. S. Jones, Thomas Williams, Evan S. Williams, Walter S. Beard, Wm. J. Evans, Dd. Thomas, Lionel P, Virgin, Charles Farr.