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I Halfway Park. I BIG HOLIDAY PROGRAMME. Encouraged by the success attending the previous meetings the promoters of the Halfway Sports have a big pro- gramme for the two days meeting over the week end, which includes the August Bank Holiday. The total prize money Emounts to nearly £ 200. On each day the gates open at 2 p.m., and the first event will be run off at 3 p.m. To-day, in addition to the boys race there is a 120 yards sprint for L25. The prize for whippets has been increased, and all the best dogs in West Wales are included amongst the entries. Then there are two trotting events and galloway to complete the Saturday programme. Eight items appear on the programme for the August Bank Holiday. There will be the boys race, 100 yards open handi- cap for P,10, and a 300 yards race, to- gether with the whippets. For horses there will be two galloway races and a trot. The principal galloway should be a big draw, as the prize money amounts to £ 30. On each day the popular price of ad- mission to the field is Is. 3d. including the tax, as compared with 2s 4d charged at Ammanford and Clyne.
TINPLATE BALLOT. The figures of the recent unofficial tin- platers' ballot on a down-tools policy are now given to the public as under:— For immediate action 2,898 Against 2,63ö Majority for 262 It will be observed that only about 5,000 out of 21,000 workmen in the trade exercised the vote, this showing the effort of the disaffected faction to be practically a fiasco as already described.
I LOCAL BAND'S SUCCESS.I
I LOCAL BAND'S SUCCESS. The Llanelly Discharged Soldiers and Sailors Band made an excellent debut at Pontardulais on Saturday last. This was the first time, since its formation, for them to compete. The fact that they won the first prize-a shield, gold medal and £ 7, proves that there is a future for this band. They fully deserve the sup- port of the music loving people of Llan- elly, and its conductor deserves every commendation on his first effort to win laurels for the town. The above band will play at Pare Howard to-night and to-morrow night, and will leave for Tenby on Monday.
iIN MEMORIAM. I
IN MEMORIAM. I In proud memory of Henry Paul Main- waring Jones, Lieut. Tank Corps captain of Football, Dulwich College, 1914-15; Scholar-elect of Balliol Col- lege,, Oxford), killed in action in Flanders, 31st July, 1917, aged 21 years. "For I was my father's son; tender and beloved in the sight of my mother." In Loving Memory of Edwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, 42, Island Place, Llanelly, who died August 1st, 1918. Though lying in my narrow bed, Beyond earth's tribulations; Yet in the depths of our hearts There lie some sweet affections. Rest, dear one, rest, thy journey's course was run, And help us Lord to pray, Thy will be done. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. I Mrs. Jenkins, Fountain Inn, Thomas street, wishes to thank all friends and neighbours for wreaths and kind expres- sions of sympathy in the sudden death I of her husband, Mr John Henry Jenkins.
1(1 MARRIAGES. PERKINS—MAURICE—On August 2nd at Leicester, B. Maurice to Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Perldns, 86, Mansel street, Llanelly. | I
I BURRY PORT CARNIVAL.
I BURRY PORT CARNIVAL. As the carnival on Peace Day proved so successful it has been decided to hold another one next Monday evening. Bank Holiday, when a street collection will be made on behalf of the Burry Port Town Band. The competitors will assemble at the Council Schools at 5.30 p.m. and the procession will start at 6 o'clock, the route being through the chief streets of the town, and thence to the Burrmv*, where, if circumstances permit. Dance music will be played. Substantia! cash prizes will be awarded for the best dis- plays in the various classes. The Band iF deserving of hearty support as it. is always to the fore in all public events, and is now performing splendidly nnder the leadership of Mr. David Jf.hf.
Our Water Supply
Our Water Supply SUFFICIENT FOR THREE WEEKS. Reporting on the position of the water supply at an extraordinary meeting of the Llanelly Corporation held last night the Deputy Surveyor (Mr. J. H. Mont- gomery) said that as far as trade supply there was only sufficient water for three weeks. The rainfall up to the 31st of July was 27 inches, the average rainfall being 24 inches. However, the rainfall from the 1st April up to the 31st July was only 8.4 inches against an average of 12.6 inches, and from the 1st to the 31st July it was 1.37 inches against an average of 3.95 inches. The consump- tion of water at present was just excess of 5 million gallons a day, against a con- sumption of 4,600,000 in June. If this drought lasted as long as the one in 1915 they would even have to ration the domestic supply. He was informed by the Clerk of the Rural District Council that they would if necessary supply half a million gallons of water per day to the Corporation. Mr. W. Davies: Has there been any reduction in the consumption since the last Council meeting ? The Deputy Surveyor: No, not much. Mr. W. Davies: Then they are paying no heed to our notices. The Deputy Surveyor: Some of the works get their own supply in wet weather, but not in dry weather, and they then fall back on us. The Mayor: Is the domestic consump- tion going down ? The Deputy Surveyor: No. There are not many plumbers attending to the leakages. Mr. T. H. Samuel: We have been in- formed that there is a big wastage down the Lakefield district. The Deputy Surveyor: Lakefield is be- low what it used to be now. Mr. W. Davies: To what extent was the consumption brought down some time ago when we gave 7 days notice to stop the supply of water ? The Deputy Surveyor: It was brought down considerably. Most of the present leakages are due to defective fittings. The people have had too much water in the past. Mr. J. Walter Thomas: Cannot we ration domestic supply ? The Deputy Surveyor: No, not very well as some works draw on our filter supply such as the Breweries, etc. Mr. D. Jennings: We are in a very serious position. The fact is that in Llanelly the people have been having too much water. In Swansea the water for domestic purposes is rationed and is cut I off from a certain time in the evening Until the morning. Do the works who get filtered water pay anything extra for it ? The Deputy Surveyor: No. The Mayor: I think the best thing to do is to give the works notices that we will cut off the water supply in fourteen days; and if things improve we can can- cel it. Mr. W. Divies: That was suggested ir the last meeting. Mr. D. Jennings seconded. Mr. J. Walter Thomas: Then what about the domestic supply ? The Surveyor explained that if the water was cut off for a certain period people would fill up their pails and when the water was turned on again, if they had not used it they would throw it away. Mr. J. Walter Thomas There is a very serious wastage going on. The Mayor's proposition of giving notices to the works that their water supply would be cut off in 14 days was then put to the meeting and carried. "Put it in the Papers." A question then raised as to whether L would be advisable to make the matter public. The Mayor: Yes, put it in the papers. Mr. W. Davies Yes, and don't put it in the advertisement columns, but in the news columns. The press present will do that. The Deputy Surveyor explained that the tenant of a house was responsible for any repairs to the water pipes. Mr. J. Walter Thomas: What about j the leakages in the service pipes ? Scarcity of Labour. The Deputy Surveyor: The same thing applies to that. There are hundreds of leakages on our books hut we cannot get labour to repair them. Mr. D. Jennings How many plumbers do you employ ? Tho Deputy Surveyor: Two, we cannot get more. Mr. D. Jennings: We are losing half a million gallons a dnv through this, and will probably have to close the works down. Replying to a question as to the sup- ply to Burry Port tVe Surveyor stated they only used about 200,000 gallons a day. Mr. T. H. Snnv-1: What about the Ty'rfran district Mr. D. Jennings: Oh. they don't drink water up there (laughter). The discussion then cldsed.
IOldest .aBapO A..———
I Oldest .a BapO A. .——— I A BLIND NONAGERIAN. A correspondent writes :—Mrs. Ann Richards, of 29, Crooked row, passed away on July 26th, and was buried at St Paul's Churchyard on the folloving Wed- nesday, when a large number of friends followed her body to its last earthly rest. The Rev. Hugh Jones officiated. She died at the ripe age of 95 years, and was the oldest member of Bethel, Seaside, if not in fact the oldest Baptist in the town She was baptized 80 years ago near Pont-y-Sandy by the Rev. Mr. Spencer of Sion. Her maiden name was Ann Ames, and by that style she was known to the older generation. She was early in her married life left a widow, and in order to support her family worked for years at the Cop- perworks. It was wonderful to hear her recount her hardships in bringing up her family. She was blind for the last 24 years of her life. She was one of the founders of Bethel and in her younger days was a member of the choir, sitting on the gallery right above the clock, and to the end she was very fond of singing. Up to a few months of her death she was a most regular at- tendant at Bethel, lead, in her "pais and bedewn," by her devoted daughter, Hannah, who watched over her with great care. She was held in very high esteem in the church, and whenever a presentation took place it always fell to her lot-to perform the ceremony. Her amiable disposition and genuiiity en- deared her to a large number i,i, friends. While her Christian faith and experience made her last moments a veritable triumph over death. Her funeral ser- mon will be preached next Sunday night. She leaves the above mentioned daughter Hannah, and a son, John Richards, of St. David's street, besides a number of grand-children and friends to mourn her loss.
I 1MOTOR MISHAP.
MOTOR MISHAP. I A slight mishap occurred, in Mina street on Thursday evening. Whilst Mr. and Mrs. Brinley Thomas, grocers, Bryn- 1r.or road, were proceeding up lkfint street in their two seater car, the steer- ing gear got out of order, with the re- sult that the cardashed into one of the trees lining the road and overturned. Mrs. Thomas and her little boy, who was with them in the car,were thrown out. tho former sustaining an injured arm, whilst the child was practically unhurt, suffering mostly from the shock. Luckily the mot-or was not travelling fast at the time or the consequences might have been far more serious.
Burry Port RegattaI
Burry Port Regatta I The popular regatta—suspended during the war-will be a great attraction at Burry Port on Bank Holiday, and only fine weather is needed to ensure a great success. The committee with Mr. Wm. Evans as chairman, have arranged a capital programme of both aquatic and land events. Over 25 yachts will take part in the sailing races, and the timber- ing competitions will make a special ap- peal to the miners and their friends. During the day a varied musical pro- gramme will be rendered by the Town Band.
MISSION SERVICES. Arrangements have been made for a visit to the town by ex-Capt. Guy Thors- ton, of the New Zealand Forces. Capt. Thorston enlisted as a chaplain with the New Zealanders when the call to arms was made in the country. He will con- duct a series of mission services at mission services at Moriah Chapel (kind- ly lent for the occasion) during the latter end of August and the beginning of September. He is a man of striking appearance and commanding figure, en- dowed with a rich stentorian voice which can be heard by an audience of ten thousand. He is a renowned lecturer and writer, and his travels throughout the country have given such experience as make his lectures and addresses of a most interesting character.
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Bread Strike HOW LLANELLY WILL BE AFFECTED. Speaking to a "Star" representative this morning on the question of the threatened National Bakers' Strike, Mr. R. Lane, baker and confectioner, Church street, said that it would affect Llanelly just like the other towns. "The Associations are all linked up" he added, "and if the Government does not give a satisfactory reply by Tuesday no bread will be baked in Llanelly until the question is settled. Of course, we don't bake until Wednesday as it is, but that is usual on a Bank Holiday." What are the bakers' claims for ap- plying for an increase on the price of bread ? enquired our representative. "They are many," replied Mr Lane. "Let us for instance take poke that has increased 6s. per ton, and then there is yeast, salt, and the fat which we grease the tins with-all of them have gone up 100 per cent. Then there is labour again. Labour has been increased twice since the last Bread Order, and the masters have not had any compensation. If the Government allow them to charge an ex- tra penny on a large loaf two-thirds of it will be swallowed up by these increases. "It is just like the Government," con- cluded Mr Lane. "Every time they inter- fere with other men's business they al- ways make a mess of it."
I MUSICAL SUCCESS.I
I MUSICAL SUCCESS. Congratulations to Miss Elsie Jones, the little eight year old daughter of Capt Elias Jones, "Lamorna," Queen Vic- toria road, on her success in gaining the Primary Grade certificate in pianoforte playing. She obtained a high percentage of marks at the recent examinations held under the auspices of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music.
I "CONSPICUOUS CALLANLRIY."…
I "CONSPICUOUS CALLANLRIY." I Stirring deeds by Welsh officers for which awards were' made are described in the "London Gazette." Notable among them is the "conspicuous gal- lantry, leadership, and devotion to duty" of Second-lieut. Harry Lawson Piekard, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (formerly on the editorial staff of the 'Western Mail'), and son of Mr. Pickard, Llanelly, who remained at his post although wounded, and later was killed in action.
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?x ? ""?" ? ?' ? ? ?? -v? -? ￼ ;? r J_(Ö¿Ú-ó;i;; The Melbourne Hotel, Station road, is now open, the licensee being Mr. David Morgan, Ty'rfran.
GREAT BANKER D'EAD.I
GREAT BANKER D'EAD. The death has taken place after a brief illness of Sir Edward Holden, Bart., chairman and managing director of the London City and Midland Bank.. Sir Edward was one of the greatest figures in British Banking history.
MUSICAL SUCCESS. j
MUSICAL SUCCESS. j At the recent examination, under the London College of Music, Master Harold Hughes, Sunny terrace, Halfway, passed first class (elementary section);.
<hi .4re v •- i I SHOW ENTRANCES ON TUESDAY. I There will be two entrances to the Agricultural Show at Stradey Park on Tuesday. The usual main entrance at New road will be available, and for the convenience of the public there will be another one in PwII road. —. --===
Deplorable State of Thing's.…
Deplorable State of Thing's. —— —— BURRY PORT HEALTH MENACE. I The M.O.H. (Dr. Owen Williams) in the course of his monthly report at the Health Committee meeting of the Burry Port Council on Wednesday stated that since his last report there had been 13 births-9 males and 4 females. There were five deaths. Seven cases of measles had been reported. There had been quite an epidemic of measles lately, and it was a good thing that the schools were closed for the summer vacation as this would go a long way towards abating the epi- demic. Another thing he wished to draw attention to was the deplorable state of things at the back of the houses in Gorse terrace. He had received many cases of bad thrpats from that district and unless things were remedied matters would be very serious. The Surveyor: Notices have been served on the owners, but I have received no reply. I think we should do the work necessary and charge it to them. Mr. W. D. Jenkins moved that the usual procedure be adopted. It was decided to write the owners giving them seven days notice to com- mence the work, failing which the Sur- veyor's suggestion would be adopted.
The Soccer Club arc holding a trial 1 match on the 23rd of August. With the services of Lcavie of Barnsley, as. player manager, things should bo "humming" at Halfway this season.
W ANTED, a good Day Girl (young), small family. Apply, L.S., Star Office. GOOD General Wanted; comfortable Ghome. Apply, Mrs. Arthur Beeston, Islavville, Old road, Llanelly. GOOD Cook-General Wanted; also House-parlourmaid. Apply, Mrs. Harold Trubshaw, Caedelyn, Llanelly.
Sewerage Scheme. FURTHER PAYMENT TO THE CONTRACTOR. A meeting of the Finance Committee of the Burry Port Council was held on Wednesday, the following members being present:—Councillors Fred Morgan, A. E. Taylor, Thomas Davies, John Davies, John Leyshon, W. D. Jenkins, J. Me Dowall, R. G. Thomas, and W. T Edmunds. An account was received from Mr. H Bowen Jones for the sum of 1,631 in re- spect of No. 1 Contract of the sewerage scheme. Mr. W. D. Jenkins: Will the contrirt cost of this scheme be more than the estimated cost ? The Surveyor: Yes, it will, as the F.r- gineer has ordered some more materi ll. ) It was decided to pay the account. I Rate Collections. The Hate CoHect.or (Mr. W. R. I?y- ? shon) stated that during the p;?t month he had collected ?182 16s. O?d., £1;9 1 district rate, £115 7.; water rate and ithe general rate amounted to ZEIII 2s.
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;INOTES OF THE DAY i
;I NOTES OF THE DAY I I From our London Correspondent. i I AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. THERE are a thousand indications that the tide of public feeling is turning against the Government. The evidence of the bye-elections is unmis- takeable. Other signs and portents point the same moral. If there were a general election to-morrow the Government would be hurled from power. It has aroused expectations it could not satisfy; it has embarked on costly and futile military advenLures in Russia and else- where it lives from hand-to-mouth in domestic politics; and it is squandering the nation's wealth with lavish profu- sion. OVER FOUR MILLIONS A DAY. I THE House of Commons gasped with JL astonishment when it was informed by Mr. Austen Chamberlain on Thursday that we are still spending nearly £ 4,5000,000 a day-an appalling total for peace time. If this Rake's progress con- tinues a catastrophe is unavoidable. It is a grave defect in the Prime Minister that throughout his career he has not set a proper value on economy in public expenditure. There has never been in office in this country a more profuse Administration than the present Govern- ment. In war extravagance is unavoid- able; in peace it is an unmitigated evil. Many urgent problems confront the Government to-day. The most emergent of them all is to cut down expenditure and institute a system of rigid economy in all the public departments. Unless that is done, the Government is doomed and it will perish under the weight of public opprobrium. OUR RUSSIAN POLICY. SANITY has been restored to the Cabinet so far as Russia is con- cerned. It has now been decided to withdraw all our troops from that country. The announcement was made by Mr. Churchill, who notoriously has been the principal advocate of a hold and an aggressive policy on a big scale against the Bolshevists. In his speech he cloverly veiled over his former (per- haps even his present) opinions and ar- gued that the North Russia expedition was a legacy he inherited from the war. This sanguine, reckless Minister with his fatal propensity for wild military ad- ventures, has cost this country dear. He is as unscrupulous as he is able. I know no man in whom great talents are yoked tc such poor judgment. A WITHDRAWAL. I AFTER the armistice we had no busi- ness to remain in Russia, and our troqps ought to have been withdrawn last spring. Instead of that reinforcements were sent to Archangel for the purpose ostensibly of assisting the evacuation. Then we heard of a forward move with Patrograd as its objective. Nothing came of this and when Koltchak was badly defeated by the Bolsheviks our troops had to swing hack. The gamble on the success of which Churchill had counted failed. And now with characteristic audacity he comes forward to pretend that evacuation has been the policy of the Cabinet all along It is something gained that at long last we are definitely -withdrawing all cur forces from the "Russian wilderness. Precious lives and much treasure would have been saved had we retired in May. BOLSHEVISM. j BLIND to the lessons of history our Government has followed in Russia almost exactly the same policy that Pitt's Government pursued after the French Revolution and with the same results. Foreign intervention in France strengthened the revolutionaries; and foreign intervention in Russia has strengthened the Bolshevists. Whatever our opinions about Bolshevism,—and it certainly seems to be an obscene creed- it is not the function of this country -tO stamp it out. The Russians must work out their own salvation. "Who would be free himself must strike the blow." It rests with the Russian people themselves to decide whether Bolshevism is to continue to rule ir. Russia, or to be overthrown. Why should British soldiers be expected to participate in their in- "ternal struggles ?
TO BUILDINC TRACT. CPERATIVES.
TO BUILDINC TRACT. CPERATIVES. LOOK out fcr announcement of Mass Meeting to p?-otoct against the Government Scheme of Dilution of Labour in the I Industry.
The silver CUPS O^D tVr prizes to be offered at the Horti<]t ,1 Show are be- ing shown by Mr. T R. Navies, Emlyn House.
Home Again. I 4th WELSH TO ARRIVE IN DOVER I TO-MORROW. The £ >tar" is officially informed by the War Office that the cadres of the 1/4 and 1/5 Battalion Welsh Regiment are due to arrive at Dover from Egypt to-morrow. Their destination will be Carmarthen.
Dismissed for " Doing Nothing."
Dismissed for Doing Nothing. ———- a ——— LETTER TO THE BURRY PORT I COUNCIL An ex-employee of the Burry Port Council who claimed that he had been dismissed by the Surveyor (Mr. F. Bull) for "doing nothing" addressed the fol- lowing letter to the Council at a special meeting on Wednesday. "I am at a loss to know why I have not been employed by you since the 4th of July. The Surveyor charged me with riding on a bus which is untrue. I have often been approached by him for rid;n on a bus (laughter) when I should be working, but he did not see me nor di anybody else. I have lit the lamps for the Council for many years (?) and have given "good lights on dark nights. I often hunted for urchins who broke lamps. I therefore claim wages up to I the present month and also restitution." Mr. David Evans: Throw it into th3 waste paper basket. I The Surveyor: This man is incom- I, petent, and could never be found when wanted. When he used to light the I lamps he often left them burning all night and I had to send a man out in the morning to put them out. I warned him six consecutive weeks about riding on the bus when he should be working and eventually I gave him the "sack." Mr. David Evans: Did you give him notice as usual ? The Surveyor: Yes. The matter then dropped.
CORPORATION AND THE BOXINC…
CORPORATION AND THE BOXINC TOURNAMENT. At a special meeting of the Llanelly Corporation last night an application was received from Mr. Hayward, and Mr W. T. Morris (for the Llanelly Associa- tion Club) for the use of the Market Hall to hold a boxing tournament. Mr. T. H. Samuel: I don't see any ob- jection against this as if it was not for our boxers in the past war, it would have been "God help us." I propose that we I grant tin* use of the hall to both appli- cants, I It was decided to grant the use of the hall, three members voting againts.
IUane!!y v B.F. Steelworks…
I Uane!!y v B.F. Steelwor k s r Llanelly v B.. Steelworks There will be an excellent cricket at- traction at Stradey on Monday when the local eleven will play a return match with Briton Ferry Steelworks. The previous match which was played at Briton Ferry a few weeks ago resulted in a draw, and Monday's encounter is attracting a. great deal cf interest. The wickets will be pitched at 2 p.m. sharp.
I DEMOBBED OFFimM-S: I At a meeting of the Finance Committee of the Llanelly Corporation last night, the Clerk (Mr. H. W. Spowart) reported the return of two former officials of the Council from H.M. Forces. They were Mr. J. H. Thomas, who is employed at the Surveyor's office, and Mr. Howard Davies, a, shorthand typist. Both of them wished to have the question of their salaries reconsidered. It was decided to fix the salary of Mr Thomas at t225, and Mr. Howard Davies at R130. ,vv- -'T" 'L.I:!
ASTERISKS. + The price of a trip to New York by aircraft is £ 50. < < < Mr. G. F. Fordsike, who will be Lord Mayor of Cardiff next year, is a native of Llanelly. a • • • Interesting commercial developments are pending in the vicinity of the North Dock. More anon. < « « Ninety per cent. of the men employed at the Shell Factory, Pembrey, are dis- charged soldiers and sailors. & & & American tinplates are imported into this country per box cheaper than the Welsh firms can produce them. < It The Llanelly Rugby Club are issuing ladies' season tickets (field and stand) at the price of 10a. 6d. inclusive of tax. A grand Carnival will be held at Burry rort on Monday, and the proceeds will be devoted exclusively towards the Town Band fund. "III" The local branch of the Federation of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers are or- ganizing a grand carnival and sports for the early part of next month. A a "We had about a dozen meetings last August when it should have been a holi- day month," was the cynical remark of the Burry Port Surveyor (Mr. Bull) on Wednesday. < < < w It was exactly eight years ago yester- day that the first electric car ran to Pwll. We are now waiting for the Trac- tion Oo. to carry their enterprise a little further-to Burry Port. t w A very attractive boxing tournament has been arranged for Halfway Park on August 16th. The principal bout will be 20 rounds between Sammy Lane, Car- marthen, and Idris Jones, Ammanford £ 50 aside. w < < There was a great exodus from Llanelly to-day for the holidays. Hundreds of tin- platers and steelworkers have gone to the Wells, and almost as many, judging by the bookings, down the line to New- castle Emlyn and Cardigan. # #. A lady clerk on the staff of a local bank, who is famous for her personal charms, came in for some choice birthday gifts a few days ago. These included a doll from some anonymous admirer. The sender is kindly requested to reveal his identity. Mr. John Ivor Richards, son of Mr. Rhys Richards, Union terrace, has been appointed on the London business staff of the "Daily Herald," and Mr. Waiter J. Jenkins, of Llanelly, has been ap- pointed acting circulation representative for West Wales. 6 A dear old lady on her way to Swansea on Tuesday was greatly frightened a.s the train dashed into Cockett tunnel. "Do you think," she asked the ticket collec- tor, "that this tunnel is perfectly safe ?I "Don't be afraid, madam," said the waggish collector, "our Company got you into this hole and we're bound to see you- through. Included in the list of local men who won war distinctions is Lieut. W. G. Jarrettj R.A.M.C., who was 'mentioned' in the despatch of General Milne, for devotion to duty and distinguished con- duct. For two years Lieut. Jarrett acted ,s transport officer in the A.S.C. at Salonika., and prior to commissioned ser- vice, was Q.M.S. in the R.A.M.C. at various hospitals in England.