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BORDER OFFICERS AND MEN HONOURED
BORDER OFFICERS AND MEN HONOURED. Major Reginald Mellard, a brother to Mrs. Archie Lloyd., Cbetwynd Grove, who has pre- i viously been mentioned in the despatches, has been awarded the D.S.O. This gallant officer went out with the 2nd Cavalry Brigade at 1 the outbreak of the war. THE MILITARY CROSS. Sis Majesty the King has been pleased to ftW aid the above decoration on the undermen- tioned officers for gallantry and devotion to duty in the feia. Lieut. (Temp. C?tain) T. H. Tooze, son in-law of Mr. R. H. Nivison, late armourer Mrgt. msqor A.O.Corps, Hightown-road.,Wres- hain At the beginning of the war, he was serving with the Worcesters as a C.Q.M.S. in, Burma-h. He came to England the following. February, and went to G ailipoli with his regi- ment, and took part in the landing at Cape Helles as one of tie famous 29th Division, He was made C.S.M., and mentioned twice in despatches by General Sir Aylmer Hunter 1 Weston. On June 4, 1915, he was wounded. in the left thigh and both feet, and was in hospital at Malta for nearly three months, He returned baqk to Gallipoli, and found that the regiment had moved to Suvla Bay. For blis services here he was mentioned in des- i, patches by General Munro and promoted to, &.Q.M.S.. He took part in the evacuation from $uvla, and the Division went to Cape fielles again to take part in the final evacu- ation. He went to Egypt, and as an award for bravery and service in the field he was given a permanent commission in his Majesty's regular forces. After a period in Egypt, he i went to Prance with his old regiment, and was again mentioned, in despatches in July, 1916. He was made temporary captain, and appointed a staff captain in May, 1916. He is already in possession of the two South African medals with clasps and the long service and good conduct medals. Lieut. George Latham, Royal Welsh Fusi- liers, Newtbwn. When only 17 years of age he volunteered for service with i%li c- S. W. B. in the South African War. He is well-known as a Welsh international football player, and was for nve years before the war trainer to the Cardiff City team. He received his commis- sion in August, 1915, was stationed at Park Hall Camp for some time, and went to France in July, 1916. Lieut. R. Parry Morris, Royal Garrison Artillery, son of Mr. Henry Morris, Tal- gwynedd, Anglc-z;ea, formerly of the Metro- politan Bank, Newcastle Emlyn, and at the time he volunteered for service was articled with his uncle, Mr. Nee, solicitor, Carnarvon, preparing for his final examination. He is a nephew of Mr. and. Mrs. W. L. Pierce, Bryn- banw, Llanfair Caereinion. Temp. Sec.-Lieut. James Frederick Addy, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. For con- spicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In tpit,e of being subjected to heavy fire, he suc- ceeded in digging a trench across No Man's Land" to connect up the captured, enemy trenches to our own front line. Temp. Captain Oswald Stanhope Benbow- Rowe, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. For conspicuous gallantry a devotion to duty. He took command of two companies and gal- lantly led them to their objective. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative. Lieut. Melville Charles Dymoke Cordeaux, R.G.A. He displayed the greatest skill and courage when in command of his section in moving his positions when they had become Untenable. This was always carried out under heavy shell fire. He set. a splendid example to those under hiin. Lieut. Cordeaux is a cousin of Mr. C. Whitley Owen, Fronfraith, Abermule, and formerly of Church-street, Oswestry. Capt. Henry Wm. Evans, M.B., R.A.M.C., Spec. Res. He showed the utmost bravery and zeal when commanding a stretcher-bearer iivision. He directed the bearers and tended ,he wounded in the open. By his exertions he ecured the efficient clearing of the wounded Trer very long distances. Capt. Evans is the Hon of the late Alderman R. W. Evans, a for- mer mayor of Wrexham. Sec.-Lieut. Stephen Deiniol Gladstone, J.A.R.O. For conspicuous gallantry and de- votion to duty. He led his men in the most gallant manner, and maintained his position for four hours. He undoubtedly saved a critical situation. Lieut. Gladstone is the third son of the Rev. Stephen Gladstone, who now fesidea »t Manley Hall, Cheshire, and for thirty odd years was the rector of Hawarden. Lieut. Gladstone is one of four sons of the Rector who are now serving their King and. country. He was educated at Eton, and has spent some two or three years in Canada. He returned to England, and afterwards went out to India, where he joined up, and where he is new enjoying a well-earned furlough in India. He served with the Indian troops in Meso- potamia, and his eldest brother is also in the same country attached to the Indian Army. His eldest brother, it may be mentioned, is heir to the Hawarden estates. Temp. Capt. John William M'Kill, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a r&Wug party. He led his men in the most g&U?nt mMmer, and showed marked ability and coolness throughout, not only during the j raid but in subsequent operations. Captain y,XUl is a brother-in-law of Dr. H. Venables PaliQ, Crescent House, Wrexham. BAR TO MILITARY MEDAL. I Sergt. L. Hockenhull, King's Shropshire lagbt Infantry. THE MILITARY MEDAL. The King has conferred the Military Meclal on the following n.c.o.s and men for gallant and conspicuous service Corporal R. G. Lee, son of Mr. Lee of the Durham Helfew Hotel, Brixton, and a nephew of Mrs. Cheetham, Porthugan Farm, Bangor Isycoed, for gallantry in carrying despatches. to Sapper Richard David Pugh, R.E., attached iltabp .? W.F., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Pugh, Rhiwias-terrace, Llanfyllin. Previous to the war he was a saddler. He was in the R. W.F. at the outbreak of war, and is the first Llanfyllin boy to receive honour in this war. Pte. John Robert Ratcliffe, M.G.C., eldest son of Mrs. Ratcliffe, 2, College-lane, Bers- ham, in recognition of heroic deeds done on May 3rd in France. He was also wounded on this date by shrapnel in the back. He is now in a convalescent hospital in France, where he ia making rapid progress towards reco%rv. Pie. Ratcliffe joined the aoloura February 3, 1915, being afterwards transferred to the Machine Gun Corps Pte. William John Richards, also of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, for conspicuous ser- vices during the battle of Gaza. He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richards, 42, Lledan-crescent, Welshpool, and son of Mrs. Susan Roberts, 43, Lledan crescent. Pte. Richards has served five years with the Territorials, and although a time-expired man has not taken his discharge. He went through the Gallipoli campaign, being fortunate to came through without a scratch. At one time he worked. in the pits in South Wales, but during the last few years was employed as carter to Mr. Parkes, Welshpool. During the flood which occurred in the Gallipoli cam- paign he had, a narrow escape of losing his life by drowning. L.-Sergt. J. Ames. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Pte. J. Bassett, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. L.-Corpl. J. Blaekloek, Shropshire Light Infantry. Pte. J. Bowen, Shropshire Light Infantry. Pte. F. A. Cooke, Shropshire Light Infantry. L.-CorpL G, Davies, Shropshire Light In- fantry. Pte. T. Gagin, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. L.-Corpl. J, E. Harris, Shropshire Light Infantry. Sergt. H. Hartley, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Pte. C, J. A, Hoard, late Shropshire Light Infantry. Pte, C. J. Holmes, Shropshire Light Infan- I try. j Pte. D. Hughes, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Sergt. D. Hughes, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Sergt. G. T. Jones, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. I Pte. J. Jones, Shropshire Light Infantry. Acting-Sergt. H. J. Kennedy, Shropshire Light Infantry. Pte. W. Manford, Shropshire Light Infan- try. Pte. J. E. Parry, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Sergt. S. Roberts,Shropshire Light Infantry. Corpl. T. Sims, Shropshire Light Infantry. L.-Corpl. R. H. Smith, Shropshire Light In- fantry. Sergt. F.Thomas, Shropshire Light Infantry. Pte. E. W. Watkin, Shropshire Light In- fantry. Pte. A. H. Watts, Shropshire Light Infan- try. Corpl. (Acting-Sergt.) D. Williams, Shrop- shire Light Infantry. MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL. I C.S.M. B. Owens, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. Pte. A. Fidler, King's Shropshire Light In- fantry. For conspicuous gallantry and devo- tion to d.uty. He handled his machine gun team with the-greatest skill, and was largely i esponsible for the success of the operations. Sergt. (A.C.S.M.) J. H. Price, King's Shrop- shire Light Infantry. For conspicuous gal- lantry and devotion to duty. He assumed com'mand of his company and gallantly led it forward in the face of very heavy fire to its objective. He set a fine example to all ranks. I DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CERTIFICATE. Lance-Corpl. Henry James, another member of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Certificate, The record on the certificate is "Near Ypres on the morning of May 14, 1917, for conspicu- ously good behaviour under heavy enemy bom- bardment, and for the determined way in which as No. 1 of the Lewis gun team in Post he handled his gun. His action went a long way to break up an enemy raid." The certificate is signed by the Brigadier and Major-General commanding the 28th (Welsh) Division. Corpl. James is the son of Mrs. James, who lives at Hill View, Maesbury Marsh, and he was educated at the village school there.
IGreat Air Raid on London
I Great Air Raid on London. A strong force of German aeroplanes, be- lieved to number fifteen in all, was enabled shortly before noon on Wednesday of last week to bomb the east-end of London with comparative impunity. Fly- ing at a great height, the raiders crossed the Kentish coast at the North Fore- land, passed, over the Thames estuary into Essex, and. quickly reached the East-end and the City. They remained over London for about fifteen minutes, and appear to have followed the same route on the way back. Many bombs were dropped, and there was con- siderable destruction of life and property, chiefly in the London area. There is a death- rdll of 104, and a list of injured amounting to 423. A train was hit w.hile entering a, station, and seven people were killed, and seventeen injured. Still more distressing was the ex- plosion of a bomb in a school, when ten child- ren were killed and about fifty injured. The aeroplanes were fired at by many anti-aircraft guns, but apparently without visible results. Although large numbers of British aeroplanes went up at various points to attack the in- vaders, no enemy aeroplane was brought down. The Germans state that their aeroplanes had. dropped bombs on the "Fort of London." A ZEPPELIN- DESTROYED. A Zeppelin made an attack on an East Angijan coast towrf early on Sunday morning. It was heavily shelled and driven off, and was probably damaged. Shortly afterwards it was brought down in flames by a pilot of the R.F.C. A second airship raided a town on the. Kent coast and dropped six bombs. Three people were killed and 20 injured, while a large number of houses were damaged. m
Mr. Bonar Law stated in the House of Com- mons that our daily expenditure for the present financial year had averaged £ 7,884,000, which included loans to allies and all other war expenditure. Sir F. W. Dyson, the Astronomer Royal, states that it is now known that the nearest star is 250,000 times as far away as the sun. It is estimated. that it will cost nearly £ 21,000 to reinstate Devon main roads dam- aged by the hauling of pit props by traction engines. A coroner's jury at Wrexham, on Wednes- day, found that the death of Robert Thomas Lloyd (lg), 20, Brook-street, Wrexham, was due to an injurv to the brain caused by an accident which befel him whilst working at Gresford colliery on March 27. He ceased work on April 4, and was taken to the Iafirm- ary on May 8. He died on June 11.
i I Military Appointments I
I Military Appointments. I Brig.-General W. de L. Williams, C.M.G., I D.S.O., Hampshire Regiment, promoted Maj.- General, has rendered distinguished service in the war, was on the outbreak of hostilities in j August, 1914, General Staff Officer, Welsh Division, Shrewsbury, and at that time held the rank of major, and has therefore attained. to the position of major-general in less than three vears.,He had been on the staff in India, where he was a D.A.A.G. He had taken part in three previous campaigns, in each of which he was wounded. These include Tirah 1897-8, West Africa 1898, and South Africa. j After being in command of a. battalion of the j King's Shropshire Light Infantry (Territorial) for two years and bringing it to a high state of efficiency, Major J. H. Cooke, who was fbr some ti'me at Drenewydd Camp, has just been gazetted to the command of another batta- lion of the Same regiment, with the rank of Lieut.-Colonel. Colonel Cooke has seen long Volunteer service in the Gloucester Regiment and the Shropshire Light Infantry. On the outbreak of war he was in command of the Shifnal Company 4th K.S.L.I., and his good work since mobilisation has gained for him "mention" for meritorious service and well- deserved promotion. Captain (temp. Major) Louis Tamworth, j Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, until recently re- siding at Wilmot Croft, Oswestry, having re- linquished, his temporary rank of major, has, been seconded for duty with the Labour Corps. Lieut. G. H. Cock, R.F.C., which be joined j in June, 1916, has been promoted Flight-Com- I mander, with the rank of captain. He is a younger brother of Mr. Harold Cock, Kings- land, Shrewsbury. Lieut. A. C. R. Croom Johnson, Royal Artillery, son of the late Mr. A. Croom John-, son, is gazetted lieutenant with precedent, from June 1, 1916. Sec.-Lieut. (temp. Lieut.) Llewelyn Lloyd Rowlands, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, elder son of Mr. David Rowlands, Welshpool, has been gazetted acting captain whilst commanding a company. The London Gazette announces the ap- j pointment of J. W. Griffiths to be temporary quartermaster with the rank of lieutenant. Lieut. Griffiths previously served in the K.S.L.I., rejoining in August, 1914, and be- coming C.S.M. of D Company, 5th Service Battalion. He was appointed "Regimental" in February, 1915. Accompanying the regi- ment abroad in the May, he returned soon after the operations on 25th September, 1915, when the Shropshires greatly distinguished themselves, and he was recomni-ended for the Military Cross along with Major Delme Mur- ray. Lieut. Griffiths has held a prominent place in Shropshire shooting for many years. On leaving the 2nd Shropshires in '1899 as colour-sergeant, his company was recognised as the best shooting and football company in the regiment, winning the shields, cups, and watch presented by the late Sir Henry de Bathe. Joining D Company 2nd V.B. Shrop- shire Light Infantry at Hodnet in May, 1901, he found himself among the best shots in Shropshire, and while he was with them they won the County Shield six times in 11 years. On his discharge from the army he joined Wem Conservative Club, and formed one of the second team, which won the County Cup presented by Sir Beville Stanier, M.P., for. miniature rifle shooting. Afterwards interest- ing himself in air-gun shooting in Wem, he joined a team which became the pride of the neighbourhood. He has also figured conspicu- j ously with his company during the war. Cadet George Harold Newbold (81), given a I commission in the R.A., was appointed to Abbey Church of England schools, Shrews- I bury, April 1st, 1913. Previous to that he was I assistant master at Elborow Boys' school, I Rugby. He was trained for his profession at j Chester Diocesan College. He is a native of i Newport, Salop, where his father is still" in business. He first joined the ranks of Shrop- shire Territorials. Cadet R. P. Croom Johnson, son of Mr. D. Croom Johnson, Clifton, has been given a second lieutenancy in the Yorkshire Light In- fantry. Pte. G. B. Green, Montgomeryshire Yeo- manry, attached Royal Welsh Fusiliers, second son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Green, the Bank, Pool Quay, has joined an O.T.C. at Kinmel Park Camp. He enlisted in the Yeomanry, and was, transferred to the R.W.F. on going out to I France. His. brother, Pte. E. W. Green, I sailed for France last week.
I Greek King Removed
I Greek King Removed, ¡ Conforming to a demand presented by M. Jonlaart, as representing the Protecting Powers of Greece, King Constantine abdicated on Tuesday week. The Powers having signi- fied their inability to permit the succession of the Crown Prince (Prince George), King Con- stantine designated as his successor his second son, Prince Alexander. King Alexander has taken the oath to the Constitution, and the ex-King and Queen, and other members of the Royal Family have arrived at Messina, en route to Switzerland. Athens remains orderly. The new king is believed to be contemplat- í ing the summoning of a chamber properly re- I, presentative of the Greek people, which would almost certainly involve the return of M. Veni- zelos to power. French troops who entered Thessaly were treacherously fired on at Larissa. Six were killed, and the Greek casualties numbered about 60. In consequence many Greek officers and soldiers were taken prisoners by the French, and their general was arrested. II M. Venizelos, it is understood, is prepared to return to Athens and form a Government on the basis of the political status quo of 1915, that is, the reassembly of the Chamber elected in that year. Steps are being taken to purge Athens of the intriguers with Germany. I
IA War Office Error j
.————— I A War Office Error. j Mrs. Jones of Moelydon, Pwllheli, who on ] Monday week received an official intimaltiod that her son, Lieut. Oscar Wynn Jones, had been killed in action, was informed bv the j War Office on Thursday tliat an error had been j made through a similarity of initials, and jj that her son is safe.
A Stepney woman has been fined £30 for 1 being in illegal possession of 9 lbs. tea, 20 lbs. j' sugar, and Sf lbs. coffee.
ITHE ROLL UF HONOUR
I THE ROLL UF HONOUR. I OFFICERS. I woukdud. Humphreys, Lieut, Hywei Royal Welsh Fusiliers- I,.iillt. Humphreys* youngest, son of Mr. sand MIl. C. W. Humphreys, Xylisa, Ltaniair, was badiijfi wounded in the arm during the flglitiag near ifpres. He is now in at Devonpcrt. Miashulljyow*, Brit.-GenerQl J. R. M., D.S.O., M.C. General Min ahull-Ford, who has been dangerous- ly wounded in the recent figu&iig, was captain and »4jutan,& of the Royal Welsh Fusiiifatia at. the Wrex- ham Barracks when war broke out. His record during the past tihre.e years" fighting has JDeeta one of rema-iiabie brilliance, and, his galiamt expicite and rt autti c--i iuii e s.> m deaparaiie si'tuaxioas in the earlier days of the campaign in Flaind/ers in ad* him famous in the regiment and e-art'ed for him numerous miiitacy honours. il,e. is a son-in-law I of Sir J. Harmood Runner, M.P. I I PRISOER OF WAR j Craig, Ueutl. J. L. W., M.C., Itoyai Welsh Fusiliers. | Meut. Cra?g was previously pelted missILg and i I b?UevMi to "vt inen wounded. He is now r.. i ported to be a prisoner ia German hands. N.C.O. S AND MEN. 0-' I KILLED, Davies, Laaee--€orpl. Oamdjog, Canadian Expedition* ary Force. Coipa. Davies, son of Mr. David Davies, school «tfc&e