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BORDER MILITARY HONOURS I
BORDER MILITARY HONOURS I THE MOST DISTINGUISHED ORDER OF I ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE. Maior-Generai Edward Kenyon, third son I of the late Mr. Jno. Robt. Kenyon, Pradoe, and brother of Mr. R. LLoyd Kenyon, Record- er of Oswestry. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER. I Major Wynn Wheldon, R. W.F., only son of I the late Rev. T. J. and Mrs. Weldon, Rhyl. MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES. I Capt. and Adjt. T. Picton, M.C., South I Waips Borderers, attached R.W.F., son-in-law of Councillor J. Stanford, Wrexham. MILITARY CROSS. I Capt. John Morris, R.A.M.C. (T.F.), .son of the late Mr. Thomas Morris, Pentref, Llanymynech, who was a J.P. for Deabgt- shii'o, and a, member of the Town Council He joined the Territorial Force as a lieut. in March, 1912, and was mobilised with the 6th Cheshires at the outbreak of war. He went to France on Nov. 9, 1914, with his regiment, and has served abroad ever since, being gassed in October, 1917. He was promoted captain in April, 1915. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. I 12988 C.S.M. F. Hay ward, Shrops. L.I. j (W rexham). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company commander was wounded, he displayed the greatest gal- lantry and determination in distributing the men amongst shell holes and building up advanced posts under intense machine- gun lire, thus very largely contributing to the repulse of repeated hostile counter-at- tacks. He personally led bombers and riflemen in close hand-to-hand, fighting, I killing and capturing many of the enemy, and throughout the operations his courage I and disregard of danger were worthy of the I highest praise. 17387 Sergt. C. R. Dolby, R.W.F. (Buckley). I .laiitr)- anti kievotion to For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to I duty in taking command of his company when it had lost all its officers and leading it forward, capturing all the objectives with- out a hitch. He then reported to the near- I est omcer and placed himself under his com- mand, having displayed admirable ability and skilled leadership at a critical time. 3ergt. W. E. Kingtone, K.S.L.I., "one of the Pals," son of Mrs. Kingstone, 43, Albert I' Road, Oswestry, and nephew of Mr. H. G. Kings tone, 39 Willow Road, Victoria, London. He has been three years with the Colours, joining up when employed by i Messrs. Morris and Jones, Glasgow Hous-i Oswestry. 25167 Act. CpL R. O. Davies, R. W.Fus. i (Ruabon). For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to d.uty. At a moment when our line had I become temporarily disorganised, owing to the barrage being lost, he went for\vard I single-handed and captured fifteen of the enemy who had come out behind the barrage and were holadng up his part of the advance. He showed great promptness and a ready and fearless grasp of a critical position. Pte. £ Jeo. Davies, Cheshire Regt., son of Mr. Alf. Davies, 7, AklenburySt., Hightown, 11 Wrexham, who is serving with the Egyptian l Expeditionary Force, pte. Davies is one of the Mons heroes. Two of his brothers have been killed in action, and another is still serving. MILITARY MEDAL. I Sergt. John Williams, Llandderfei. At I present he is in Egypt. Previously he re- ceivej the Bronze Medal of Italy. Sapper John Vaughan, late of Chapel House, Berwyn. For conspicuous bravery in rescuing the wounded in France. 203S36 Pte. H. S. Evans, R. W.F., Ruabon. 165584 Gux. A. Foulkes, R.F.A., Four Crosses.
Military Appointments I
Military Appointments. I Temp. Lt.-Col. Tudor Fitzjohn, D S.O. (Major, Wor. Regt.), (Serving Batt. R Lanes. Regt.), son of the late Rev. G. T. L.' Fitzjohn, rector of Cardihgton, and grandson of the late Major W. Patcluct, Greenfields, Shrewsbury, vacates the command of a battalion, Nov. 13, 1917. Capt. B. C. B. Tower, M.C., Royal Fusil- iers, cougin of Mr. Brownlow R. C. Tower, Eilesmere, is appointed General Staff Officer, 2nd Grade, and to be seconded, Dee. 6, 1917. See, Lieut, (temp. Lieut.) C. H. Jelf-Reve- ley, Welsh Regt., brother of Lt.-Col. A. E. Jelf-Reveley, Brynygwm, Bangor, is gazetted temp. Captain while specially employed., Jan. 15. Temp. Sec,-Lieut. Henry Chas. Ford, R.W. Fus., is gazetted acting Captain while com- manding a company, Oct. 17, 1917. Mr.- J. H. Lloyd Pierce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pierce, Banw House, Llanfair, has received a commission in the K.R.R.C. Mr. E. R. Jones, Oswestry, late assistant Commandant of-the V.A.D. Hospital at Os- l westry, has been gazetted sec. lieut. and up? pointed Transport Officer 1st Field Amb-ai- j &nw, Shropshire Volunteer Medical Corps. j I
I RAINFALL RETURNSI
I RAINFALL RETURNS. I RAINFALL AT VIVOD. LLANGOLLEN, 19i5 1916 1917 ) January 4.44 30? 1.82 j February 6.79 o.? .96 March 1.12 -"3.27 2.52 f April 1.27 1.51 262 May 2.64 it. 50 0.21) j June -4S 2.25 2.18 i July 3.91 1.78 1.44- August 3.27 1 SS 6.44 September .73 3.33 1.33 October 2.77 :1.12 4.73 j November 3,63 .54 3.32 i ,?.Tovember 3.63 ?.5,4 3.3,2 6.89 I.Si 1.34 37.91 35.14 32.17 HAIJfFAXI* AT CASTLE GARDENS, WHITE HURST. j I For th*. weA ertJIns Saturday, January Wth" 1918. 16, ,12, 20, ,i&, 21, .lfl; 28..04, 23, .05. Total for week 7B. I J, VBirr.
OSWESTRY RAILWAYI ICOLLISION
OSWESTRY RAILWAY I I COLLISION. BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY. I WAS THE TABLET SYSTEM AT I FAULT? Col. Druitt on Tuesday held a Board of I Trad-e inquiry into the recent collision be- tween two goods trains *on the Cambrian Rail- ways near Oswestry, which, resulted in the death of a fireman and serious injury to three other men. Amongst those present were Messrs. S. Williamson, general manager, G. C. MacDonald, engineer, W. K. Mmshall, solicitor, Herbert Williams, traffic manager, J. Williamson, assistant engineer, and Hetbt. I Jones, locomotive manager, representing the Company; Dr. W. Aylmer Lewis, the district coroner; Messrs. Robert Moffat, organising secretary of the N.U.R. I. Gregory, Amalga- mated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen; and Mr. J. 1-1. P. Bcrthon, for J. B. Saund,ers and Co., Ltd. The first witnesses were T. R. Edwards, signalman at Oswestry, and W. H. Evans, signalman at Eilesmere, both of whom were on duty when the accident occurred. They were subjected to a strict investigation by Colonel Druitt as to what occurred on the night of the accident, and most of the ques- tions and answers referred to purely technical details connected with the system guiding signalmen's duties and the instruments in I their charge on the railway.—Edwards said i immediately he was informed of the accident he put his put his signals up and went to the ¡ suene.-Col. Druitt: Why did you leave your box?—Witness; I thought it best to render what assistance I cou;d..—~ When you went to the scene of the accident who did you see • first? Driver Williams, and I said to him "Have you got your tablet?" and he replied I have."—Why did you ask him that ques- tion ?-It was the first that came to me. Signalman Evans was asked, Have you ever known the signal fail-have you ever I experienced, a case of two tablets being held up?" He replied in the negative. Any ir- regularity on this occasion in the ringing of the be "s,41 Ko, sir. Witness said he had not the slightest idea of the accident until' after it occurred.—Col. Druitt: Did you know the goods train was running late from Eliesmrre? Witness: Yes, I told the Oswestry people earlier in the night. W. H. Davies, a guard on one of the collid- ing trains, said he came on duty at 12-40 a.m. at Oswestry and ieft the station at 1-10 a.m. ¡ The accident happened about 1-50. After the ¡ accident, witness protected" his train and went back to Oswestry. He there told Signal- man Edwards what had happened. After the accident witness saw the tablet hanging in its usual place in his train. The tablets were I taken possession of by Foreman Pritchaxd. Guard J. Jones, who was in charge of the train coming from the direction of Eilesmere, i said the first thing he knew that anything was wrong was when the collision took place. H. Hayward, employed by J. B. Saunders and Co., Ltd., said. he was in charge of the ) tablet instruments at Oswestry and Ellesmere, i and had held the position for 11 years. H: last overhauled the night tablet system at ¡ Ellesmere in October and at Oswestry in November and found everything in perfect j ord,er.-Col. Druitt: It would seem the tablet was released at Eilesmere without the con- j currence of the Oswestry signalman, and when that tablet was out it released the two j tablets. Under what conditions could that I come about?—The witness said it would be I possible for the current working the system to j come into contact with an extraneous current and thus be responsible for what happened. He saw the instruments the same day as the accident and they were in perfect order then. —Col. Druitt: How do you think these two tablets came out together?—Witness: I say I it was the result of outside influence. Have you tried to reconstruct the accident? —No. Mr. MacDonald said he had. tested the signaliing system in every way, but could not get it to work the same way as on the occasion of the accident. ¡ Mr. Minshall: Would the tablet be effected ¡ by snow ?—Witness Yes. Mr. MacDonald: There was not much weight of snow on the wires that night. Col. Druitt: I don't think much of that myself. He add-ed that he did not think it j necessary to hear theiirBIllan of one of the 11 trains. He would interview the other men who were injured, and he would now CiOse the .nquiry, -A L r. WiUi&m&on? the Gencrat Manager ￼ of t?e (Jam?nau railways, was prevented at- tending ism funeral of the late Fireman Dyke at ireionen msL week owing to his Having to j .t:' P an apjjouument in Lonuon.
The National Memorial AS Gelation
The National Memorial AS Gelation. Mr, Edward Powell, Newtown, pi?sided &t a I meeting of the council of the King Edward V H. Welsh National Memorial Assooiat-on, held at Shrewsbury on Friday. The Ccner? Di?ctor (Mr. D. W. Evana)( in presenting his report, called attention to the Pail-ameutary re'turn as to toe mdim-nistraU «i sanatorium benefit, and ?w?t-ra?ted the pOSI- tion of Wales as '?m??reo. with Laxd,'¡ arid Scotland..Ht- said that in England the cost to insurance comnutteespe;r cac;;e was L24, in Scotla.nd £30, and in Wales £ 11. As to the number of insured pelrsons and the-i" dependants who received treatment, out of 1,000 insured persons the ntumbefc' of in- sured persons or depeTidants who received treatment was as follows 'In England 2.6 in Scotland 2.05, in Wales 5.0. The per cent- ages as to persons who received institutional treatment only were: England 2.1, Scotland 2.1, Wales 3.6. All these figures went to show that in comparison with England and Scot- land insured persons and their dependants in Wales we're in a far better position. The General Director presented a staAleticai returns of patients treated, which showed that the number treated and who we're receiving treatment up to the end of 1917 was in sana- toria 538, in hospitals 12,588, atnd examined, treated or recommended for treatment 45,724. It was deoided to hold the next meeting of the Council at Llandrindod.
The Pastmaster General in a written answer to Sir C. Henry states that a general suspension of the delivery of letters on Sun- days during the continuance of the war has been considered, and the decision was against the proposal.
THE ROLL OF HONOUR I
THE ROLL OF HONOUR. I [The Editor of the Advertizer" would be g-lad of offi r8 and men who fall or are wounded in the service of the country would forward any biographical details in their poi" session, j OFFICERS. I KILLED. Wright. Major Peter, M.C., E.G.A., M?jor Wright, M.C., eldest son of the i?te Mr. ?lajo,r TomUnson Wright ot Tyn-y-Rhes, nf?r' Oswestry. and of Mrs, Albert T. Wright. Sway, J Hampshire, has been killed in action. H had served with distinction in the war, and was awarded the Military Cross fo* conspicuous gallantry and devo- j, tion to duty. N.C.O'S AND MEN. I KILLED. Barkiey. Pte. William, Yeomanry (attached E..S.L.I.) Pte. Barkley, (2?), son of Mr and Mrs. Wm. Barkley, Station Road, Baschurch, was killed in action in Palestine on Nov. SO. He enlisted in Sept. 1914 and received his training' on the Bast Coast. j He was formerly employed by Mr. Parker, Weston j Lullingfleld. Didlick, Sergt. G. E., K.8 L.I. Sergt. Didlick, aged 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Did- lick, Edstaston, Wem, was killed in action Dec. 3. j Prior to enlistment he was In the employ of the late Mr. S. Hudson, Pyma House, Wem. He had served 3, years at the front. Fowler, Pte. South Wales Borderers, j Mrs. Fowler, Hall Street. Llangollen, ha? received oSici?l intimation that her eMest son, Private F. Fowler. S.W.B. has been killed in France. Writing to Mrs. Fowler Second-Lieut. 1. K. Fraser, S.W.B. says: — "Ycur son was on sentry-duty this afternoon, and a shell came over and burst in ths middle of our company billets, directly where he was stand- j ing, killing him instantly. I know well that this is a gre, Iter blow for you than for anyone else, but it is the barest truth to Fay that every man in his piatoon feels his death as if he had been his brother. I am not now his Platoon Commander, but I was until very recently, and I had become very fond of your son; To-night I have been into his com- rades' dug-outs, and they all .agreed that he was one of tHe best they had ever known. He was an ex- cellent worker, and always cheerful and willing under all circumstances, and hia death is a great blow to all. He did his duty hike a man and by his cheerful and unselfish nature had won the affec- tion of all who knew him. He could not have done more His Sergeant and all the men in his platoon wish me to convey to you their deepest sympathy in ypur loss-, and for my' part I can say with ab- solute truth that there is no man whose loss could have hurt me more. Lloyd. Pte. Richard, K.S.L.I., (attached Welsh Rest.) JJ Pte. Lloyd, Castle Fields, Shrewsbury was killed in action, Nov. 17, 1917. He joined the army in 1915 and had seen some severe fighting He was one of five brothers serving, and for many years j was employed on the G. W .R. at Shrewsbury. Lloyd. Pte. Thomas Mansell, K.S.L.I., (T.F.) Pte. Lloyd, killed in action on the Western front, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lloyd, 57, j New Park Road, Shrewsbury. Previous to enlist- j ment in Jan. 1316, he was employed as eoods clerk with the G. W.R. at Wellington. A brother who is I serving in the ft.f.A., has been wounded but is again at the front. j again at '? Fred C., South Wales Borderers. ￼ Pte Fred C. Pugh was a son of Mrs. Fowler, 39, Hall Street, Llangollen. He was twenty years of age and had been in France for twelve months. Prior to enlisting he was employed at the Grapes Hotel and was most highly respected. Thelwall, Sergt. J. R.W.F. Sergt. Thelwall, 15 Madeira Hill, Wrexham, was killed instantly en January 19th by a shell which fell into the trench. He went to the front in Nov. 1914, with the Territorials. In civil life, he was employed at the Cambrian Leather Works. He has won both the D.C.M. and the Military Medal. The Military Medal was presented to him just a week before he was killed. I DIED. Evans. Private George. Mrs. George Evans. Llandyssil received news on Saturday of the death of her husband Pte- Evans He enlisted at the outbreak of war, was taken prisoner at the ftttle of Gaza and sent to hos- pitals 5 Jerusalem and Nazareth. He was last" heard of at Constantiaople. He leaves a widow and three young children. t DROWNED. I Cartwright, D. W Air Service. Mr. Cartwright,gaxon Street. Wrexham has been drowned at sea in the Mediterranean disaster, when two ships were torpedoed. He joined the Air Service last August, and was proceeding to Egypt, when he lost his life. Mr. Cartwright had been years. I employed by Messrs. R. and T. Sauvage, for twelve j Griffiths, Pte. William M.G.C., Pte. Griffiths, aged 20, son of Mrs. Griffiths, Shop- lach, has been drowned while on his way to a dis- tart front. His body was washed ashore wearing a lifebelt on New Year's Day. His mother has re- ceived the following from the War Office By his Majesty's command I forward to you a message of sympathy from their gracious Majesties the King and Queen, and also express the regret of the Array Council at the soldier's death in his country's service" Another son, George, was killed in France, nine months ago. PRTSOVBR. OF WAR. Owen, Gunner wilnam 'lannatt. Gunner Owen, Rhosymedre, previously reported missing since November, is a prisoner of war in Germany Taylor, Fte. W. J., K.S.L.I. < Pte Taylor, son of the late Mr. F. W. Taylor, dweller, Ct. Alkmund's Place, Shrewsbury, has been wounded and is now a prisoner of war in Ger- many. Prior to enlistment he was a compositor employed by Mr. Walker, Shrewsbury. He was a member of the local 31ale Voice Choir and a church bellringer. ij x GASSED. I Bainpson. Pte Albert, K.S.L.I. Pte. Hampson, aged 22 son of Mrs, Mary Hamp- son, Britannia Cottages, Dudleston fleath. Eilesmere, is at present in hospital in France suffering from gassed shell wound. Previous to joining up with the Territorials in 1914 he was employed by Messrs. W. Griffiths and Son, Eilesmere. He has been in China and on the Western front since October last. His brother who for a time was reported missing has now been declared as killed in action. Williams, Pt. Harry, R.W.F. Pte Harry Williams, son of Mrs. Williams, 9a Tal- bot Road, Wrexham is in hospital at Rouen having been severely gassed. He joined the Denbighshire Yeomapry 2 years ago, and was home on leave a few weeks ago. WOUNDED. Davies, Sergt. Jack, Welsh Guards. Sergt. Davies, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Davies. No. 5, Swan Lane, Oswestry was wounded in the thigh at Cambrai on Dec. 1 and is now in hospital at Salisbury. Davies, Pte. J. R. R.W.F. Mr and Mrs. D. Davies. Mingwern, Meifod. have received official information from the War Office that their youngest son, Pte. Davies, was wounded in Palestine on December 28. Jones Pte. John. Official information has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Evan Jones, Bettwo, that their son. Pte. Jones, has le'!o wounded In Palestine. He joined at the beginning of the v. r and has been on the Eastern front for nearly two years. Tyley, Pte. C. P., R.W.F. Pte. Tiley. sreond sond ot Mr, George Tyley, 2, Lower Brook Street, Oswestry is in hospital at Rouen suffering from gas shell wounds. He has been on active service ia France since NQvember 1914 and served through the battles ol Loos, Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Festubert and the 6omme. Wilde, Pte. Albert M" K.S.L.I. (T.F.). Pte. Wilde. on of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Wilde, Willow Cottages, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, has been wounded in action He was meblised with the Territorials the first week ia August, 1914. proceed- ing with his unit to the Far has, and returned after stay of three years and was drafted to France He was formerly employed by the G. W.B. at Shrewsbury. SICK. Morgan, Pte. J. Llewellya, Pte. J, Llewellyn Morgan. Frondeg. Corwen, has been admitted into 3rd Scottish General Hospital incapacitated for duty. WTutkin, Gufiner, William N. R.q.A. News has been received that Gunner WatkiB, second son of Mr. and Mrs. N. D, T. Watkin, Ber- riew Street, Welsbpool, has undergone an operatioa at a base hospital in France. Gunner Watkin, who has been with the big guns through much severe Qghting on the Western Front during the past 12 months was trained and gassed some weeks past and has been in hospital for about six weeks Wa are pleased to state that h* Is progressing favour- ably though It will be some time before he will be fit for duty again. -1910-
Official Secrecy. MAJOR DAVID DAVIES'S CRITICISM Maior David Davies. M.P., made a vigorous attack in The House of Commons, on Wednes- day, in the Government's policy of official secrecy, par*-xi-la>rly insitanoing- the case of Cattnbml In order to dispel popular misappre- hension, be invit•.> the Under Secretary for War to state whther the reports which had filtered through from the front, were or true. Alh:dul,r to certain references in the "Tim<:s" to Sir .Doug-las Haig's choice of subordinates, he .said he did not think any newspaper could pos- i ébly have published a more damaging statctiiepS about a commander in-ohief, and he was shocked to think that possibly recent changes -it ».H Q. were due to oorne sort of preisuie by the povei- fal Press to carry out chanpes which Sir Douglas did not wish to carry out of his own accord. Ho did tios think an- one, after the experience of the War OfTce durirg the war, had any great con- fidence in any inquiries it might irLAitUre, and it was time the Government took the Hoiue of Cnifimonj more into its confidence on these sub- iecTs. A statement by Mr. t Macpherson in reply de- scribing: attacks on gi-r Doug-lts Haig- as "cruel," dre,v from Ma jor Da.vies the retort: Why has the Government allowed these attacks in the Press against the Commander-in Chief to go on dunnp the laat few weeks, whilst we here have kept silence? Mr. Macpherson said suppression of Press work of the War Cabinet, and if it had not been done, ic was not for him to say why. At no time had Sir Douglas Haig lost the cohflde-nce of -the Govermuent or of the War Ofnce.
I Shutting Jpjjaininuuts
Shutting J^pjjaininuuts. SIR W. W. W B HOUNDS will meet Saturday, February 2 Iacoed (11.0) Monday, Feb. 4th Basehureh (9.30) gat-urday, Feb. 9th. Sara (11.0) THE TANAT SIDE HARRIERS will meet Saturday, Feb. 2 West Felton (11.0) Tuesday, Feb. 5 fool Quay (11.30) 4^—
ST. MARTINS, MILITARY HOSPITAL.—Special efforts have been made recently in the parish to render all the assistance possible towards the equipment of the Auxiliary Military Hospital at Chirk. A house-to-house -collectioi-i was organised, and on Thursday Mr. James Gregory, on behalf of the subscribers,; handed Lady Trevor a cheque for Trevor a che l ue f?)r £ 32 13s. 3d. Lady Trevor promised to nave a record of the gift duly placed on the walls of the hospital.
Our Portrait is of Mr. Frank Inge, of 209, King\ Cross Road, London, W.C.. who writes:— I had a very bad running abscess in the jaw for some years; it was gradually eating the bone away—it would get better and then break out again. I was continually poulticing the absceM, but still it would not heal. One day comeone advised me to try Clarke's Blood Mixture,' and after taking two bottles I could see a great difference, so I continued with it, and after taking I the third bottle it had disappeared. I was quite run down, weak, and very thin, but as soon as the abscess had healed I began to fill out again." Abscesses, Ulcers, Bad Legs, Glandular Swell.. frigs, Eczema, Boils, Pimples, Sores and Erup- tions, Piles, Rheumatism, Lumbago, Gout, are all sure signi of clogging blood impurity, calling for immediate treatment through the blood (out- ward application is of little use). For cleansing the blood of its impurities, there is no other remedy just as good as Clarke's Blood Mixture. Pleasant to take, and free from anything in- jurious. Ask for and see you get Clarke's Blood Mixture 'EVERYBODY'S BLOOD PURIFIER." I Ot aU Cuemmos and Storm. 2b. Qii. pei )Aoiz,"