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WAR BREVITIES. I Mr. D. R. Jones, the well-known Wrexham vocalist, who is a great favourite on Llangollen concert platforms, has joined the Welsh Horse. Mr. David Ellis, the tenor siager, has been out in France singing to our soldiers there, and he had a great reception. Princess Victoria was respon- sible for the arrangement of these musical tours. John Charlton, lata of Ormonde-place, Llan- gollen, and now serving with the Army Transport Corps (Mechanical Department), at Cambridge, has been promoted to be lance-corporal. Mr. B. Cooper, the one time "pro" of the Llangollen Cricket Club, is now witn the Royal Engtneers in Kent. He is keeping wonderfully fit; and has become an expert in trench making, Lieut. Geerge Darlington, of Llangollan, was in the hot encounter with the enemy on May 9th, with the 4:h Batt. R. W.F., when his regiment suffered so terribly. He escaped unhurt, and was one of the officers who attended the funeral of Col. France- Hayhurst, behind the firing lina in France. Capt. A- H. L. Soames, of the Royal Fying Corps, had the honour of being received by the King on Thursday, when his MejeSty decorated him with the Military Cross awarded to him for his distin- guished services in the present war. Capt. Soames is the eldest son Mr. and Mrs. Frederic W. Soames, of Bryn Estyn, Wrexham. Lieut. Watkyn Williams Wynn of the 1st Roya Dragoons, son of Sir Watkyn Williams Wynn, Bart., of Wynnstay, Ruabon, has been wounded in action. Lieut. Williams Wynn joined the Army two ysars ago on leaving Sandhurst, and was with his regi- ment in South Africa whea war broke out. He is an enthusiastic soldier, and is held in the highest esteem by the tenantry of the Wynnstay estates. Private Ellis Jones, of Llangollen, a reservist, who served throughout the Boer War, was called to the colours at the outset of the present war and has been at the front for several months. It appears that he is an expert as a trench-maker. He has just written home intimating that he has been made sergeant. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Row- land Jones, Prioea-equare. Private Ben Prydderch, 4th R.W.F. (Territor- ials), writing to his parents, at Llangollen, under date May 18th, imtimates that he is at present in hospital suffering from injuries that are not regarded as dangerous. He got buried by a shell and hurt his back, but says he is now getting all right. We understand that Lieut. R. W. Richards who was wounded in action, on May 9th, is now at the Base Hospital, in France, and is making satisfactory progress towards recovery. His forearm is injured and he has, also, been wounded in the side. Hopes are entertained that he may make sufficient progress to justify his removal to England in a few days. Mr. J. Pring, who resided, with his parents for some years at Llangollen, and who was thought to have been on the ill-starred Lusitania, where he was assistant to the medical officer, appears bave bad a providential escape. He went en board intending to sail, but as he was not feeling very fit the ship doctor advised him to wait until the Lusitania's next voyage. He had made twelve consecutive trips, but this fortunate indisposition saved him from the one which ended so fatally. Mr. J. Hiram Davies and Mr. A. George repre- sented the Llangollen Volunteer Training Corps at the county meeting, held at Chester, on Tuesday. It was decided, on the motion of Mr. Sam Thompson, that local Volunteer Training Corps be formed in every part of the county with a view to incorparating them into battalions or regiments, whenever the number justified it. An Executive Committee to draw up rules for the regulations of the battalion was appointed, con. sisting of the chairmen of the Executive Com- mittees of the different Corps. The Rev. L. C. Davies, youngest eon of Mr. John Davies, Pentre School, Chirk, and curate of All Souls, Manchester, has obtained a position at A. V. Roe's Aeroplane Works, Miles Platting, Manchester. Mr. Davies will continue his labours at All Souls in the evenings and on Sundays. Although this is one of the most important aod populous parishes in Manchester, yet it has beeu round possible for the Clergy to extend their energies to new spheres of work. Mr. Davies will devote his wages to the church work of the parish. Mr. Herbert J. Davies, second son, ia uow serving with the 1st London Sanitary Com- pany Expeditionary Force at Alexandria.


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