Military Appointments. ) Lt.-Col. R. A. Berners, D.S.O., R.W.F., of Little Acton, Wrexham, is gazetted top. Brig.-Gen. whilst a brigade commander in India, Sept. 1. He has been mentioned in despatches several times. Maj. (temp. Lt.-Col.) Rupert E. Holmes a' Court, D.S.O., Shrops. L.I., son of Lt.-Col. the Hon. E. A. Holmes a' Court, Chief Con- stable of Oxfordshire, is gazetted A.Q.M.G., and to retain his temp. rank while so em- ployed, vice Bt.-Lt.-Col. R. D. Barber, A.S.C., Aug. 21. He was at one time attached to the 3rd (Special Reserve) K.S.L.I., at Shrews- bury. Maj. G. J. P. Geiger, D.S.O., R.W.Fus., who formerly lived at Bryntirion, Bersham, Wrexham, is gazetted G.S.O., 2nd grade, on the General Staff, Aug. 24. Staff-Capt. C. L. Conacher, O.B.E. (former- Iv traffic manager, Cambrian Railways), has been promoted to the rank of Major for special services in the Ministry of Munitions since its formation in May, 1915, on the per- sonal recommendation of the Deputy Minister (General Seely). N. C. Thuraby-Pelham, from Lt., Shrops. L.I., T.F., is gazetted Lieut. with the Welsh Guards, Sept. 27. i Cadet Fred Heyward, D.C.M., M.M., has just received his commission in the Shrop- shire Light Infantry. Prior to the war he lived in Wrexham.
CEFN. I TABERNACLE BAPTIST OHAPEL.-On Wednesday evening, the Rev. Tom Phillips of Bloomsbury Chapel, London, was the special preacher, and was listened to with raipt attention by a good congregation. Collections were taken in aid of expenses. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—Sunday was observed as the fourth anniversary of the pastor. Rev. D. J. Bowen. At the evening service Miss A. Postle was the soloist. A voluntary Toggata in'D," was nicely played by Mr. Arthur Davies, A.R.C.O., organist of the church.
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THE ROLL OF HONOUR. I [h6 Editor (d the Advert? vcaM be glad I It re?tivee of oibms and wm who fall ?, )?< wounded is the service of the eonatry would forward say biographical detaiU Sa ttelr Po- Use,olL I OFFICERS KILLHD. Jones, Sec. Lieut. Cadwaladr 1;[., R.F.A. SOP of Mr. Wm. Jonea, fitter, Hill street, Lodge, Brymbo. He entered the University College of North Wales, Bangor, in 1019, graduating B.A. in 1913. He was a member of the College O.T.C., and entered the army in 1914 as a private in the North Wales Pals' branch of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. DIED OB WOUNDS. Bowler, Sec.-Lieut. Thoa. Cheaters, L.N.L. Regt. Elder son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Bowler, The Mount, Wirswall, Whitchurch. WOU-NUKIX Joim. Lieut. B. B. K.8.L.I. Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Jones, and grand- son of the late Mr. W. Jones, Frees Lower Heatb. He joined the King's Royal Rifles early In 1910, and was commissioned to the K.S.L.I. in August 1917. Morgan, Sec.-Lieut. Harold Only son of Mr. and Mxs. T. R. iflorg", Pentre- hedyn Street, Machynlleth. He has had his left foot amputated, and is in hospital at Roues, getting on as well 84 can be expected. Sec,-Lieut. Morgan, who previously held an appointment in the National Provincial Bank at Hereford, joined the Bankers Battalion aa a private in January, 191e, left for France in July, 1916, where he saw much active service, being wounded and in hospital in this :oun- try. After which he was recommended by his Commanding Officer for a commission. He waa Uoaie on leave a short time ago, and left for the third time for France last July. Stewart, Lieut. James B., The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Youngest son of Mr. James Stewart, Llanforda Isaf, has been slightly wounded in the right foot, and is now in hospital in London. í WOUNDED AND MISSING. Woolley, Sec.-Lieut. W. Lawton Son of Mr. and Mrs. Woolley, Hafod H?use, Ru&buN. K r&t?r?d WGuuded and mi.ú¡¡ m the Bk. GASSED. Edwards, Lieut. Brinley I His home is at Handel Louse, Rhos. j N.C.O'S AND MEN. I KILLED. J A..stley, Pte. W. T. (Sept. 17). Brother of Yra. Chapman, Orchard Cottage, Oastie Caereiuion, and WM born at Tynycelyn. He volunteered on August 27th, 1914, and had been on active service ever since. He went out to Egypt with the yeomanry 2J years ago, and was through all the Palestine campaign wtLeTe he was wounded. Evans, Pte. Robert Tho& Somerset Regt. (Aug. 80). Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Evans, Quarry House, Hopton, Nesseliffe. Be had been nearly four years in the army, having originally joined K.S.L.I. (T.F.) in Nov. 1914. He was transferred to the Somersets in April 1918. Before enlistment Pte. Evans was employed at farm work by Mr. B. J. Lewis. Wilcot. 1 France, Pte. Thomas G., It.W.F. (Sept. 5). Only n of afos. J. France, Or^ea Lane, Trewena. He joined up in June 1916, and had seen consider- able service in France. A letter from the officer commanding his company stated that he was shot through the shoulder and died almost immediately. By his death the company had lost a soldier who t was very much loved by both officer* and men. I Jones, Pte. D. J. Son of Mr. and Mrii. J. Jonea, Bank-street, Ponkey I Another wu is in hospital having been severely I wounded. Jones, Pte. Wm. Tan at, R.W.F. Mr. Wm. Jones, Glaaraion Farm, Llanyblodwel, has been unofficially informed of the death of his soc., Pte. Wm. Tan&t Jones, in action in France. Morria, Pte. Arthur, R. W.F. (Sept. 18). Son of Mr. E. Morris, Tydu, LLansiiic. Pte. Morris WM called up on August 4, 1914, and was drafted out with the Xout&merysb#e Yeomanry to Egypt. When his time expired, he (rejoiced and went to Egypt, having spent about two months at home, and was Te-drafted with the R.W.F. from thence to France where he had paid the supreme sacrifice. 11 r. Morris b.a4 two other sons serving his country. Owen, L.-Cpl. John Prye-e His home is at Foel-llwyd, Garthbeibio. L.-Cpl. Owen joined the yeomanry in Nov,, 1915, and after- wards transferred. lie had not been wounded, but was gassed last June. Roberts, Percy James, R.W.F. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts, 85. Brook Street, Wremham. He enlisted 13 months ago, and had beei 7 uioutbo in France. He was 19 years of age, and prior to enlistment be, was employed at Q,:esfQrd Cloillery. Theodore, Pte. John, S..W.B. Late of Bagley's Lane, Uandrinio. A few week& ago he was home from Egypt and spent bis leave vieiting his old friends in Llandrlnio. Webster, Pte. John Goodwin Son of 3Lr. and Mrs. W. Webster, Llwyacowrid, Sara. Williams, Pte. W., R.W.F. Fourth son of Mr. John Williams, station master, Rhos. He had only recently gone to Fr&iWe from Ireland. There are two other sons in the army. WynD, Lance Corporal Ernest, K.S.L.I. Fourth and youngest, son of Mr. 6. H. Wynn, clerk of works, Brogyntyn. He was educated at Morda and Pantglas C. of E. schools, and Welsh- pool County School. He was employed by his uncle, a grocer In Liverpool, but immediately the war broke out he joined the ils, Battalion X.L.R. In April. 1815, he was drafted out to France, and The following June was wounded in the left arm I at Fesrtubert, On recovery, i.t1 (September, he was transferred to the Shropshire Yeomanry then stationed at Wrentbam, and in March, 1916, left for Egypt. Last May he returned to France) and a month ago he waa home on leave. His officer writes He> is a great loss to the company, every- body liked him. He was such a good soldier, and always so wtfling to do anything. He was killed instantaneously by a bullet, and I hope it may be gome consolation to you 'to know that he was spared any suffering. The regiment has done great things, and I am truly sorry your son is not here 1 to share the praise he hfelped to win, but we shall not forget those of us who axe left behind." DIED OF WOUNDS I Boneli, Pte. Albert, R.AJM.C. (Sept. IS). I He formerly Uved at 10, Princess Street, Wrexham, and leaves a widow and three children. Pte. Ton- ell was engineer at the Lager Brewery at the time of his enlistment, and had beea for 19 yw» in the service of the G.W.R. ?nderson, Pte. T., R.A.M.C. Eldest wa of Mr. and Mrs. guwuson, builder, WhittiDgto, hM succumbed to gun shot wounds at Havre from blood poisoning after having a leg am- putated. Pte. Sanderson previous to his joining up was at the Counting Houae of Messrs. Cadbury's, Bouraville, and joined the. Friends" contingent > raised by the firm, but was subsequently attached j to the R.A.M.C., and was acting as stretcher bearer when he received his tM?I wound. -kaother ) son is J& hcmplw at York, and & tbkd Is ia the j Na?y. j ÐIBD A PRISONER OF W JUL Jones, Pte. Dan Son of Air. and Mrs. Thomas Jonee, of Victoria Terrace, Corwea, has died while a prisoner in Gorm&ur. I WOUNDED. Brown, -Pte. Stanley. Duke of Wellington's West S ding Segt. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brown, Chestnut House, Rhoa-common, is in hospital la Fiance suffer- ing from a bullet wound in the foot.. l>aties, Pte. Meyrick D. Eldest son ot Mrs. IMvias, Erwglanrafon, Llan- fthangei. He ia now iu a base hospital ia France. Ullis, L.C-pl, Walter T. fkua of Mrs. Bllis Vronheulog, Penycae. This is the second time he has been wounded. Gooding, Pte. F. C. Youngest son of Mrs. Gooding and the late Mr. Gooding, 26, Stanley Street, Welshpool. (an Indian Mutiny Veteran). Belonging to a well known. fight- ing family, Pfíe Gooding is one of Ave sons all of whom are serving or have served during the present war. Pte. Gooding was previously wounded In the left arm and leg last August. Jones, Pte. William, R.&L.I. Third son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Jones, Rock Cottage, Llaaforda, Oswestry, is in hospital v.iffer- ing from severe gunshot wounds in the left shoulder, received in France on Sept. 18, and is matting sat- isfactory progress. Pte. Jones, who has served three years in France, and been previously 'nvai'dsi ha* two other brothers serving, and one has been dis- charged. Jones, Sergt. W. E., X.S.L.I. Son of Mr. Richard Jones, Trench. EHlesmere, and in hospital at Cambridge. Two of his brothers are jdso serving, one of whom has also been badly wounded, and the other is sick. Lewis, L.-Opl. Thomas R., R.W.F. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Pony House, Crewe. Green, Uandrinio, is in Victoria Hospital, Kfeightey, having been wounded in the leg in France. Lloyd, Pte- R. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lloyd, Narrow St., Llanfyllin. He is now progressing well in a home hospital. Owen, Pte. W. D. (Sept. 13). Only son of Mr. and MTS. Owen, 28, Raven-»treet, Welshpool, He joined up at the outbreak ot the war and went to France last June. I Rohbina, Pte. Walter, R.W.F. Pte. Robbina, of Origgion, is laid up in uoij.ital from wounds received in action in France. Roberts, Pte. R. J. Son of Mrs. Edward Roberta, Mouit-screet, Bi-a. He is making good progress in hospital at Exeter. I MIS6.SU Brans, Pte. Percy, Cheshire Regt. Son of Mr. G. Evans, 6, Olive Cottage, Mountflelds, Shrewsbury. He formerly served with the M.G. section of the K S.L.I. GASSBD. Davies, Pte. D. T. Husband of Mrs. Davies, Cefn-y-Coed. L.anfihaxgel He is in hospital at Rouen. Johnson, Cpl. W. • Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnson, 94, Mayfleld, Bmithfleld Road, Wrexham. He is in hospital in France. His eyes were aSected, but he is making good progress. Lewis, Pte. D. U. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lewie, Berriew Street, Welshpool, and Is in hospital in France. aics. Richards, Srd A.M. W. J. P-A.P. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richards, Cedar Cottage, Llandrinio, is in Tidworth Hospital. Wiltshire, where he is quietly improving. Cooper, Pte. Barry, R.W.F. Of Mount Pleasant, Llandrinio, is lying seriously ill in Chatham Hospital. The latest report stat" a slight change for the better. PRISONER OF WAR. l Edwards* Pte. Art-but 1 of Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Queen Street, I RuAbon. He has been aliasing since Jafte.
University College of North Wales. THE NEW FORESTRY SCHOOLS. A meeting of the council of the college was held on Monday, September 30, the Deputy- Chairnian, Sir Henry Lewis, in the chair. The annual report of the Agricultural and Forestry Education Committee was received, and in connection therewith it was unanimously re- solved that the attention of the Government authorities should be called to t'he claims of Wales to one of the Forestry Schools referred to in the final report of the Reconstruction Com- wittea (Forestry "Sub-Committee), and particu- larly to the fact that since the forestry depart- ment was established in connection with the col. lege by funds received from the Board 'of Agri- culture in 1904 educational work of a high standard, leading to the granting of ft degree in forestry, had been carried out, and that the posi- tion of the school is exceptionally favourable for the purpose of instruction. Mr. R. H. Roberts, Foxhall, was appointed a member of the Farm Sub-Committee in place of the late Mr. Robert Hughes. Upon the report of the Agricultural Executive Committee, it was resolved to urge upon the Board of Agriculture the desirableness of efitablishinj? aIt Banjror a department of agri- cultural economics similar to the one at Oxford, and to express the willinffness of the college to co-operate heartily with the North Wales Coun- ties in working out a scheme for the organisa- tion of such a. department. It was announced that the Board of Agriculture had made a grant of J6150 in aid of a special research, to be carried out by Mies Stanley Jonee, who took 1st Class Honours in Botany last June, into varieties of Fescues. The Senate reported that Dr. Bryan was con- tinuing for another year his research into tha mathematical theory of aeroplanes, with the aid of a grant from the Government Industrial Re- search Committee, and that they had appointed Mr. G. B. Mathewi. F.R.S.. to itake his place for the session 1918-19 as head of the department of mathematics. It was resolved that in view of the train ser- vice the meeting: of the Court of Governors to be held at Colwyn Bay on October 23rd be held at 2-45 instead of it-he usual hour of 2 p.m. Professor Sir John Morris Jones and Professor Lioyd were appointed to represent the College uoop the Board of Celtic Studies which the Uni- versity is setting up in accordance with a recom- mendation of the Royal Commission. The Council congratulated Professor Lloyd upon the decree of lb,Utt. rftantly conferred upon him by the Univerait-y of Oxford. A report having; been presented by the repre- sentatives of th. college who attended the depu- tation of August- 14th. when t-he Prime Minirter announced a new policy of State aid to univer- sities. it was resolved that a record of the pro. ceedinsrs, in English and in Welsh, be circulated amona memben of publ" bodi? and rson,¡ concerned in education throughout North W",
At an Our Day celebration at The Hoo, Kimpton, Herts., Ernest Catlin, aged 10, pre- sented his year's collection of farthing* amounting to 1,163 () to the Red Croat ~i ? ? ? .?
BORDER MILITARY HONOURS. MILITARY CROSS AND BAR. Lieut. R. R. McCartney (elder son of Mr. E. S. McCartney, auctioneer, Craven Arms). fof valour and devotion to duty. He has been SfCTving in France for 28 months. Lieut. F. M. Pejyrmau, Canadian Infantry: For conspicuous ntry and devotion to duty during a raid. He led his party in the capture of all objectives and successfully evacuated all his casualties. His gallantry greatly assisted his men in this raid, which was carried out under very trying circum- stances. Lieut. Pearman was formerly a resident of Shrewsbury, and served his arti- cles as surveyor with Messrs. Burd, Son, and Evans, land agents. On outbreak of war he was engaged in farming pursuits in Western Canada. He was a prominent member of Pengwern Boat Club. He is married to a granddaughter of Mrs. Pritchard, Frankwell Nurseries. I. MILITARY CROSS. I Capt. Henry Michael Moody, son of the Rev. H. and Mrs. Moody, Welshampton Vicarage. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading patrols. He has further carried out very successfully a number of low-flying patrols, photographic reconnais- sances and escorts, and has on all occasions shown a. very fine spirit of dash and deter- mination. Lieut. Charles Ernest Phillips, youngest I son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Evan Phillips, Greenfields, Newtown, and. brother of Mrs. b. C. Manford, Gobowen, for gallantry in the iield. He enlisted in August, 1914, and was commissioned in May of the following year. He served in France during 1916, and. even- tually was invalided home suffering from trench fever. He returned to the western I front in 5lay this year, and is at present en- joying a short leave at home. Lieut. Lincoln W. Evans, M.G. Corps, son of Mr. Lewis Evans, Overton. For con- spicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in get- ting his guns into action under heavy fire, making an exact reconnaissance, reorganising his teams, and encouraging his men, infecting all with his own extraordinary cheerfulness under trying circumstances. He fought his guns for four days incessantly with cool judg- ment and fine courage. He joined the King's Shropshire Light Infantry in Feb., 1915, and was recently promoted major. Temp. Lieut. T. H. Searls, South Stafford Regt., for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He is son of Mr. A. H. Searls, of Handsworth Wood, and prior to the war was ma,therastical master at Ellesmere College. Temp. Capt. Charles Bernard Williams, elder son of Alderman C. E. Williams, Oswes- try. He led his company in an attack with dash and determination, reaching his object- ive and capturing two officers, 22 men, and three machine guns. He then consolidated the position, and the next morning repulsed a counter-attack, inflicting heavy losses and cap- turing four more prisoners. Sec.-Lieut. Adolphus Black, Lincoln Regt., of Ferrers Road, Oswestry. He is a son of Major A. Black, of Lichfield, and late of Weshpool. William Vincent Lort, eldest son of Mr. Lort, Cefn Coch Estate, Llanllugan. who re- ceived permanent injury to his arm in the re- cent battles in France as sec. lieut. of the London Regiment, has been awarded the Military Cross. His old school comrades at the Oswestry Grammar School will be glad to hear the good news. He is a grandson of the Rev. C. Williams, Llanllugan Vicarage. I Mr. Owen Peel, son of Major Hugh Peel, I of Brynypys. MILITARY MEDAL. I Signaller H. P. Wiibraham, R.W.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wilbraham, of Emerald Villa, Maesgwyn Road, Wrexham, for con- spicuous gallantry in 'the big push of the Welsh Division on the Western front. He joined up 3i years ago, after being three times rejected, and has been three years in France. His brother, Lance-Corpl. Jack Wilbraham, was awarded the D.C.M. about 18 months ago. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Ashfield, New Roadj Rhosddu, Wrexham, have received the follow- ing letter from the captain of an R.W.F. batt. in France: I am pleased to inform you that your son, Pte. Allen Roberts, has been award- ed the Military Cross for gallantry in action." Pte. Roberts is 20 years old, and joined the Colours two yfears ago. Prior to enlistment he worked at the Gresford Colliery. He has two brothers serving—one in Mesopotamia and the other in France. Mr. James Reeves, tuew Cottage, Penyvoel, has received an intimation from his son, Jas. Oswald Reeves, that he has been awarded the ,MilitEti-Y Medal. Mr. Reeves has four sons serving in Franco. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. I 29211 lat-e265.) Sergt. C. Brooks, K.S.Lsi., Ludlow, M2/13 £ 554 Pte. A. Williams, A.S.C., Carrog. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During hostile shelling round a F.A. post, he -was sever,el,i- wounded in the leg and foot. In spite of the fact that his leg was use- teas and that he was bleeding, Pte, Williams, who was in charge of a motor ambulance car, insisted on driving another wounded man to the A.D.S., though the road was being heavily shelled at the time and he was suffering severely from shock and hemorrhage. .-——.———
Local Wills. I I Major William John Brooke, K.S.L.I., at-. taelicd Middlesex Regt., of Haughton Hall, Shifnal, Salop, killed in action, £ 18,585. Baron Forrester of Apley, Shropshire, who held the peculiar privilege, granted by Henry VIII., of wearing his hat in the presence of the King, left unsettled estate £ 73,141 gross, an d 156,082 net. Mr. Herbert Burleton Jones-Bateman, of Eyarth Hall, Llaiifair- DyffIrN, n- Clwyd, Den- bigh, for 30 years a judge in India, who was drowned while fishing, left estate valued £ 35,166.
Apparently inspired paragraphs in the British Weekly" (an enthusiastic supporter of Mr. Lloyd George) and other journals state with3gome confidence" that there will be a general election this year, unless some extra- ordinaxy collapse of the enemy, followed by peace conferences, should happen. Those who dare risk their reputation for prophecy by a more definite assurance say the end of November.
I WAR NOTES. ] If there is no peace," there are enough "rumours of peace" to keep the gossips un- usually busy. It is, perhaps, natural that the Bulgarian surrender should have led to ex- pectations of further dramatic developments, and the statement that Turkey is eager for a settlement will cause no surprise. General Allenby's rapid advance beyond Damascus has rendered the position of the Turkish armies in Palestine most untenable, while the Bulgarian peace, and King Ferdinand's abdication in favour of the Crown Prince Boris has had the effect of imperilling communications between ( Turkey in Europe and the Central Powers, except via the Black Sea. On Monday it was announced that Prince Max, the new German Chancellor, had sent a Note to President vil- son asking him to open peace negotiations, speaking "in the name of the German people." So far as the terms acceptable to Germany are stated in the Chancellor's speech they are: (1) Acceptance of the answer of the former Governments to the Pope's Note of August 1, 1817: (2) unconditional acceptance of the Reichstag resolution of Julv 10, 1917; (3) willingness to join in a general League of Nations on the basis of equal rights for all; (4) complete rehabilitation of Belgium," and an effort to reach an understanding in re- gard to an indemnity (5) peace treaties hitherto concluded not to be a hindrance, promise of popular representative bodies in the Baltic Provinces, in Lithuania and Po- land. Prince Max also promised, in very vague and general terms, more popular govern- ment in Germany, and claimed that the manner in which Imperial leadership has now been constituted, with the co-operation of the Reichstag, is not something ephemeral, and that when peace comes a Government cannot again be formed which does not find its sup- port in the Reichstag and does not draw its leaders from it." The Austrian Government has also sent a message to the President sug- gesting that negotiations should be based on the fourteen points of President Wilson's Message of January 8, 1918, aud the four points of his speech on February 12, 1918, and should also take into account President Wil- son's declaration of September 27, 1918. While acknowledging that the German sugges- tion is "an event of enormous importance," ministers in this country can yet defect no change of heart which alone would make a clean peace possible. While these events were occurring in Berlin the German armies were retiring on a wide front in France and Flanders, burning the towns and villages as they were evacuated— in strange contrast to the humanitarian senti- ments of the Chancellor's speech! < The total booty of the'Allies in France be- tween July 15 and September 3G was 5,518 officers, 248,494 men, 3,669 guns, and over 23,000 machine guns.