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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTYI COUNCIL.

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HAVERFORDWEST MAN'S /HEROISM.

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HAVERFORDWEST MAN'S HEROISM. SUBMARINE FATALITY. LIEUT. CROMIE'S BRAVE EFFORT. CHIEF CONSTABLE'S GRANDSON. Some of the London papers on Tuesday gave great prominence to a splendid deed of heroism by a naval officer off Spithead, and Haverfordwest people ex- perifniced a thrill of pride when they discovered that tho offioer-was none other than Lieut. F. N. Cromie, grandson of the Chief Constable of Pembrokeshire, Mr T. luce Webb Bowen. The following is the description of the affair given in the Morning Leader" Our Portsmouth correspondent telegraphs; An- other fatality in connection with the exeroise of a submarine vessel at Portsmouth occurred under thril- ling ciroumstanoes. A seaman named Thompson was swept off the dpok of one of the A Class of sub- marines whiie at Spithead, and, notwithstanding the gallant attempt of Lieut. F. N. A. Cromie, the com- mander of the vessel, to rescue the man, he was drowned. It appears that shortly after noon two submarines, accompanied by torpedo boat No. 26, were oarrying out exeroises at Spithead when one of the vessels oame to the surface, and the commander, Lieutenant Cromie, and Able Seaman Thomson, went on deck, presumably to have a look round. VESSEL SWEPT BY A BIG WAVE. A heavy sar. was running at the time, and a big wave swept ovar the little vessel with such foroe that Thompson was washed off the deok into the soa. He was wearing heavy sea boots and waterproof overalls, and at once shouted for help. Lieut. Cromie, with splendid bravery, unhesittt- ingly leaped into the rough sea, although he, too, was wearing heavy boots, and succeeded in getting hold of the blue-jacket. The absence of the lieutenant and Thomson was not noticed for a minute or two, and by this time the eubmarine bad gone on two or three hundred yards, leaving the two men struggling in the sea. When the accident was discovered the vessel was put about at full speed, but before the offioer and the sailor could ba reached, they had both become ex- hausted, and Thomson sank and waa not seen again. PICKED UP UNCONSCIOUS. The lieutenant was picked up in an unconscious condition and placed on board the torpedo boat, there he was revived by artificial respiration, after Of minutes' unnoeasing work. He was then conveyed on board the torpedo boat to Portsmouth Harbour, where he was taken to the sick bay of the.,R.M.S. Thames, the parent boat of the submarine flotillat for treatment. The gallant act of Lieut. Cromie is one of the most seif-sacrifioing and heroic reoordpd at Ports- moi'.th for many years." Not only Haverfordwest and Pembrokeshire, but the whole of the oountry may well be proud of the knowledge that our Navy contains such men as Lieut Cromie, who unhesitatingly incurred the gravest risks to his own life in attempting to rescue that of his comrade. All our readers will join with us in congratulating the Chief Constable on poesessing a grandson of suoh metal, and at the same time wish- ing him a speedy recovery from the effeots of his terrible ordeal.

Haverfordwest District Council.

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ST. DAVID'S.

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