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THE LATE OWEN [ RHOSCOMYL. I INTERMENT AT RIlYL. I More than usual iutercet was evinced in Rhyl on Saturday, in connection with the funeral of the talc Colonel Arthur Owen Yaughan, DS.O., D.C.M., the distinguished soldier and Welsh national writer, better known in Wales as "Owen Khosconiyl." Great interest WAS locally arou.-cd Ly tho announcement that the Ixxly would lie brought, to Rhyl for interment-. Many inquiries wera made a-: to the gallant, soldier's connection, with the district, but ik one appear.' to bo able to explain the choice of this town for iii, final resting place. It appear that the relatives were acting in accordance with the wish of the deceased that he should be buried at Rhyl, although others have ventured tlia suggestion that as it was believed the de- ceased was born at Rhod, near Ruthin, there had been some confusion in the i. lmes. How- ever, as soon as the announcement was made that the funeral was to take place at Rhyl Councillor John Brookes, J.P., as Chairman of the Council, decided that it wo)ild be but fitting that such a distinguished Welsh writer should be honoured, and accordingly the mem- bers and officials of the Council were invited to bo present- at the funeral a. the governing body of the town. The body was brought by train from London, and was met at the sta- tion by the Chairman and mrmhers of the Rhyl Urban District Council, the Town Clerk and officials, and a large number oi well- known residents. Thee:) hundrcÜ men from the Cheshiro Regiment stationed at Kinniel (in charge of Lieut. Mackay Siuith"1 formed tho guard of honour, and firing pat., tho coffin being borne on a gun carriage awl was covered with "X Ddraig Coch." It lIas ob. served that the Union Jack was absent, so that the Welsh nation was directly represent- ed. Lieut. Cordon, R.A.S.C., was in eharg-a of the gun carriage, whilt) the other military arrangements were carried out by Captain Pearce, M.C. The funeral cortege made an imposing spec- tacle as it, passed through the streets to Sf. Thomas' Church, where there was a largo congregation. The chief mourners were Mrs Vaughan (widow), and her fcur children, ami Captain II. M. Webb, of Chirk (representing Lord and Lady Howard de Walden, who wero amongst the deceascd's most intimate trienrl). The pall bearers were Captain Cooper, M.C., Gap-tain Hurst, Captain LiuJsdJ, Lieut. Sing- er, and Lieut EHise.i. It had been intended that the whole of the service at St. Thomas' Church should Id conducted in Welsh, tout. this arrangement could not be carried through at such short notice, it difficult to fret. a WelFli choir together. The scrvxc was partly in -English and partly in Welsh, and was conducted by tho Veil. Archdeacon Thomas UoJd (vicar>. The hymns in church were "Christ will gather in 11 is"own" and "Jesu, Lover of My Soul. As the mourners left the church Mr Bryan F. Warhurst played Cfeopin's Funeral March on the organ. The interment was at the Church Cemetery, •in.i after the committal prayers the tiring party discharged a volley and the buglers sounded the "Last Post." On the coffin plate the deceased was described as "Colonel Arthur Owen Yaughan, D.S.O., D.C.M., died 15th October, 1919, aged M years." The floral tributes included a wreath of white chrysan- themums from the widow and one of pink chrysanthemums from the children. LoiJ and Lady Howard do W.ilden each sort a wreath, and the others were from the propri- etors of the TWs<er» M'fif (the deceased be- ing a regular contributor to ilic .I that. paper); "with deep sorrow," Mr II. R. Rees, Cardiff: the matron and nurses at 4", Beaumont-street, London. W. "with loving* sympathy"; and "Oyda ehydynideiinlad ac er cof am ryfelwr dewr a gwladgarn!. a hen. gyfaill, oddiwrth holl teulu, Pant Phillips, Llaustephan. ;ír IJ,'nrro'

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