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ORDER MILITARY HONOURS
ORDER MILITARY HONOURS. BAR TO THE military CROSS. J Lieut. (act. Capt.) George Latham, 21.C., I I.W.Pus., a native of Newtown and the well- mown international footballer. "When our line had been penetrated on the right flank, ile at once went to + he at once went to the spot and helped to krallv the men of various units. Shortly after- wards, during a fog, the enemy appeared within a few yards, and he personally led forward a portion of these troops against them, and succeeded in driving them back, accounting for several of the enemy himself." MILITARY CROSS. Litut. Cyril Henry Wallace Pugh, Shrop- shire Light Infantry, Spec, Res., only son of Mr. and Mrs. H, j. Wallace Pugh, Queen's Park, Oswestry, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a platoon in an attack. When the advance was checked he reinforced the leading wave on his own initiative and enabled tjhe advance to continue, He led his men to the final ob- jective with great, vigour, and twice assisted another platoon by covering their advance with Lewis-gun fire when they were neld up. He showed splendid leadership and initiative. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER. I Sec,-Lieut. Kenneth W. Maurice JOlS, R.F.A., second son of the Rev. Maurice Jones, D.D., formerly of Welshpool. Wiien his battery received an S.O.S.all while it was being heavily bombarded with gas and high explosive shells, he got all the guns into I action within 30 seconds. He moved about regardless of danger, encouraging his men, while two ammunition dumps were blown up close beside him. As soon as the battery ceased fire, he carried, a wounded man to safety, discarding his gas helmet, and al- though suffering from the effects of gas, con- tinued to encourage his men and assist the wounded, until he collapsed. Later, when an ammunition dump was set alight by enemy shell fire, he at once attempted to extinguish it, and continued his efforts until the dump exploded. He set a magnificent example of courage and initiative. j DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. Sergt. Herbert Edwin Evans, East Lanes. R-egt., son of Mr. and Mrs. James Cooper, Lower Road, Myddle. This is the fourth honour to fall to the family. Corpl. R. H. Parry, eldest son of Mrs. R. M. Parrv, 82, Bishop Street, Shrewsbury. His brother, Pte. Wilfred Parry, has been on active service two and a half years, and has been twice wounded. Driver H. Morris, Royal Field Artillery (Mesopotamia), son of Mrs. G. Morris, 48, Bradley-road, Wrexham, for conspicuous gal- lantry and devotion to duty. tie WÐ8 ead- ing driver of a firing battery wagon, and drove bis waggon straight through the enemy, who had surrounded the waggons, thereby scattering them and assisting the remainder of the waggon line to reach a place of safety. Driver H. Morris, R.F.A., son of Mrs. Gwendoline Morris, 48, Bradley Road, Wrex- ham, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in Mesopotamia, "As lead-driver of a firing battery wagon he drove his wagon straight through the enemy, who had sur- rounded the wagon. By thus scattering the enemy he greatly assisted the remainder of the wagon line to reach a place of safety. His boldness and initiative were worthy of the I highest praise." BAR TO THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE i MEDAL. I Sergt. T. E. Jones, R.W.F., Crane Street, J Cefn Mawr, Ruabon, for having gallantly taken command of the battalion when all the I officers were casualties. BAR TO THE MILITARY MEDAL. 15503 Sergt. (act. C.S.M.) C. Willis, M.M., Shrops. L.I., Shrewsbury. MILIARY MEDAL. 19191 Pte. J. J. Bradshaw, Lane. Fus., Whittington. 14554 Pte. W. Cooper, Shrops. L.I., Shrewsbury. 60316 Sergt. (act. S. Sergt.) F. W. J. Hooper, R.A.M.C., Shrewsbury. | 881462 Gnr. H. Hotchkiss, R. F.A., Church Stretton. 55824 Spr. E. Hughes, R.E., Ludlow. 266235 L.-Cpl. T. Roberts, R. Lanes. R., Oswestry. I 78138 Spr. C. R. Rowlands, R.E., Shrews- bury. 18906 Sergt. G. Wall, M.G. Corps, Shrews- bury. 21339 Pte. R. Wicketead, Shrops. L.I., Newport, Salop. Corpl. A. E. Swanwick, Machinef Gun Corps, husband of Mrs. Swanwick, Chapel House Maesbury, for bravery in tie field. He enlisted in Nov., 1916, and after receiving f training at Pembroke Dock and Grantham, was drafted to France in April, 1917, where he h as served continuously ever since with the exception of a few days' leave, which he spent at home last March. Corpl. Swanwiek was formerly in the employ of Messrs. W. H. Thomas and Sons, Oswestry, and afterwards worked at P&rk Hall Camp. Bdr. E. J. Horton, R.G.A., of 22, Cleve- land Street, Shrewsbury, for bravery in the field. He enlisted in Nov., 1915, and has been in Franoe 14 months. He is a well- k known Shropshire referee. ? Pte. H. Morris, K.S.L.I., son of Mr. and t Mrsj Morris, 13, Old Coleham, Shrewsbury. r He joined the Pals in September, 1914. ? Pte. Elias Thomas, Erwgerrig, Ruabon, I, for conspicuous bravery on the battle neld. ? Pte. Thomas is in the R.W.F., and was at £ Mons. He was reported killed a short time ? ago, this however wa.s untrue. t Pte. J. I. Hopwood, R. W. F., son of the Rev. B. Hopwood, Alexandra-road, Wrexham, for devotion to duty and great coolness in k> twice going out into No Man's Land in day ? light, once with the O.C. Company, and the Y second time as covering party to bring in the I fallen foe. The circumstances were all fol- i- lows: At that time our men were holding a > wood, and one afternoon there was a sudden heavy firing. The trees and shrubs were so close together that it was impossible to see very far in front, and Pte, Hopwood wnt down the trench to where he could 1-eep a jsbarp watch. Suddenly the firing ceased, and r. a party of Germans sprang out from tic bubM. Their leader we* kuled, and tho, next threw a few bombs and fled. P' e. Hop- wood reported, the incident to an officer. The body was searched and valuable papers were found. Later, it was necessary to bring in the body, and two volunteered, and Pte. l Hopwood went with them to show where the body lay, and to give protecting fire if the enemy attacked again. Prior to enlistment, Pte. Hopwood was a clerk at the head. offices of the National Provincial Bank, London. I MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES. Mr. E. Baker, Newtown, who is engaged in an important position with the canteens f in Salonika, has been mentioned in General Milne's despatches. I t
Military Appointments. Major C. M. Vassar-Smith, K.S.L.I., son of Mr. R. V. Vassar-Smith, Cheltenham, re- tires on retired pay on account of ill-health caused by wounds, March, 1917. He was formerly a clerk in Lloyds Bank. Temp. Capt. B. S. Arkwright, R.W.F.. son of Mr. B. G. Arkwright, Elswick Works, New- castle-on-Tyne, relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health contracted on active service, and is granted the hon. rank of capt., July 19. Before the war he was in the office of Major H. Peel, Bryn-y-pys, near Wrexham. Lieut, William Arnold Hopley, M.C., at- tached to the light trench mortar battery, has been promoted to captain. He is the young- est son of the late William Hopley, of Ivy House, Prees. Lieut. Roger H. Ashdown, K.S.L.I. Spec. Res,, son of Mr. A. Ashdown, Uppingkm, Wellington, is gazetted acting captain while commanding a Trench Mortar Batt., March 2 26. j Temp. See.-Lieut. H. Ashton from Shrops. I A.S.C., M.T. (V), is gazetted temp. sec. lieut. with the 2nd. Batt. Shrops L.I., July 1. Cadet J. M. Ridley Thomas, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ridley Thomas, Ashlands, Os- westry. ha3 been gazetted sec.-lieut. in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was educated at Oswestry Grammar School and later at Edin- burgh University. Cadet Ivor Felix-Jones, younger son of Dr. Felix-Jones, of Llanfyllin, having served in the Itifle Brigade as a private and lance- corporal is now gazetted as sec.-lieut in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Mr. J. Downs Evans, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Evans, Wernllwyd, Welshpool, has received a commission in the Royal Air Force after passing the qualifying examin- ation. Mr. Geo. H. Monkhouse, of Oswestry, has been gazetted sec.-lieut, to command the Oswestry Platoon, B Co. 2nd V.B., K.S.L.I., dated May 6th. — I,
Welsh Appointments Board i
Welsh Appointments Board. THE HALF-YEAR'S WORK. At the half-yearly meeting of the Appoint- ments Board for Wales held in London the, Secretary, Mr. R. Silyn Roberts, reported that the usual visits to the colleges for the purpose of interviewing students were paid during the first part of the half year. At I Bangor 35 students were interviewed, and 27 at Aberystwyth; 29 Cardiff students also came for interviews at the office of the Board. The majority of these were trained teachers de- siring teaching posts. Some women gradu- ates desired secretarial posts, and some came for advice regarding a future career who will remain for one or two more years at college. Most of those who were interviewed were women. Eighty-six persons registered as compared with 102 for the corresponding period last year. Of these 73 came from the colleges and 13 from the schools. Ten schools paid their subscription during the half year, mak- ing a total of 60 schools now affiliated to the Board. Ten pupils from these schools were registered free of charge, and advice regard- ing future careers was given to 58 others who are not yet in a position to apply fdr posts. Taking into accou nt the 58 who were advised without being placed on the register, the figures prove that the work has really in- creased rather than decreased. The vacan- l cies notified to the office were very large. The vacancies for teachers- numbered 480, I compared with 589 last year, and in secre- tarial posts 88, compared with 45 last year. A very large number of l otices were received of posts vacant at factories and othar places. It is almost impossible now to get either science teachers or properly qualified indus- trial chemists. All the grade 1 industrial chemists under 25 from factories have been combed .out for the army. Several Welsh graduates in science who had had two or three years' experience in factories were sent to the army. Most of them are now commis- sioned officers or cadets. During the half year posts were filled as follows :-Teaching 26, secretarial 13, chem- ists 3, mining engineer 1, total 43. Many more posts could have been filled if there had been candidates ready to apply for them. The Secretary is still acting in an honorary capacity as secretary for Wales for the Officers' Training Corps, and more than 100 men were interviewed with a view of < nter ing these corps during the half year, Adv'.o ? has been given to boys desiring to join the navy, the mercantile marine, and the Royal Air Force. A special effort was made also to get educated Welsh women to apply for offi- cial posts in the Women's Royal Air j'lorce, the commandant of which is a member of this Board. So far the results have be,?n dis-ap- ppinting.
Mr. George Hammond, who up to a few years ago was a well known figure on the Cambrian Railways system between Aberyst- wyth and Oswestry, died at Criccieth on Monday, at the age of 87. The oldest em- ployee in thecompany's service, he was con- nected with the Moat Lane repairing shops for half a century. Speaking at a meeting of the Pontypool Lateral Party, on Monday, when be was chosen as prospective candidate, Mr. McKenna, M.P., emphatically denied that he had any intention of retiring irons pol'tus, as had been stated by a Lou Jon newspaper, ana welcomed the forecast ,f "The Times" of ton early General Election, not as a means of reviving party strife, but because it was necessary to vitalise the House of Commons.
IWELSH SECONDARYI SCHOOLS
I WELSH SECONDARY I SCHOOLS. I NEW REGULATIONS. I Important changes in the definition of ad- vanced courses and in the rules dealing with the presentation of pupils for external exam- inations are indicated in a series of new regulations for secondary schools in Wales, issued by the Welsh Department of the Board of Education. The Board desire to repeat and emphasise jl that the object of the increased grants pro- vided last year is to enable local education I authorities and governing bodies to secure a higher standard of efficiency in the schools, j and in particular to enable them to provide more adequate remuneration for the teaching staff. The continued rise in the cost of living and the increasing demand in other spheres j of work for the services of men and women of the type needed for secondary teaching make this a matter for urgent necessity. The Board, therefore, regard teachers' salaries as the primary object to which the new grants | should be applied. They propose to make systematic inquiry, as early as circumstances permit, with the view of ascertaining whether this condition is being adequately met in all schools on the grant list, and of taking such further action as may be necessary where it is not, The hope is expressed that in future pupili who intend to pass on to the universities and other places of higher education tuid research will take one or other of the advanced courses. For those proceeding to an honours univer- sity course this preparation, or its equivalent, may be regarded as essential. But the ad- vanced courses have also immediately in view the large number of pupils who will complete their formal education at school and proceed directly from school to their chosen vocations. The Board have seen no reason to depart from thd tripartite division of advanced courses into three alternative types of course -viz., (a) science and mathematics, (b) clas- sics, and (e) modern humanistic studies, though substantial modifications are now made in the further definition of these types. In every course there must be a substantial and coherent body of work taken by all the pupils j and occupying a predominant part of their time, the remainder being given to additional j subjects. In all advanced courses, adequate provision must be made for the study and I writing of English (and in the case of schools in Welsh-speaking areas, of Welsh) by every I pupil either in connection with the main sub- I iects of the course or otherwise. I II. EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS. I The requirement that such portion of a I school as a Board may think fit shall be sub- mitted for examination by an examining body approved by them for that purpose is con- tinued. But it is the Board's policy to dis- courage and, so far as necessary, to forbid the use of external examinations prematurely Or in such a way as to allow preparation for them to interfere with the wider educational interest of the pupils. The restrictions on presentation of pupils for such examinations have accordingly been modified. It may be assumed by intermediate schools, for the pre- sent and until further notice, that they may continue to present pupils for the junior cer- tificate examinations of the Central Welsh I Board. The question of forbidding the use of this examination by intermediate aehools on the grant list, except in the case of any schools for which an external examtnation below the standard of, the first examination JUay on special grounds be conclusively shown to be desirable, is, however, under the con- sideration of the Board. Owing to financial provisions of the schemes under the Welsh .Intermediate Education Act, 1889, and in order to avoid undue interference with the existing method of meeting the cost of exam- inations, it may be found necessary, in the event of the examinations of the Central Welsh Board being recognised as approved examinations, to devise a mode of distribut- ing the benefits of the new grant which shall be more in consonance with the Welsh mter mediate school system. The increased amount of State aid now I given to secondary schools, together with the increasing necessity for public economy, ren- ders it more than ever the duty of the Board to see that their grants are not wasted by being given to schools which definitely fail to reach the standard, as regards normal length of school life contemplated by the regulations, and which, therefore, do not per- form the function for which secondary schools are designed in a system of national educa- tion. Continued failure to reach a reasonable I standard in this matter of school life may involve withdrawal of the Boards grant. :—jz
I Australian Premier
I Australian Premier. i I VISIT TO LLANSANTFFRAID. ? ￼ Mr. W. M. Hughes, Prime Minister oi Aus- tralia, paid a short visit to his lq-te mother's home at Winllan Farm, Llansantfiraid, on Sunday, where he was met by his many rela- tives who live near. He had previously written from London to Mr. Price Morris, Winllan Farm,, his first cousin., saying he in- tended to visit' them on the Saturday or Sun-- day. His relatives were on the qui vive all morning on Sunday, but it was after five, o'clock that his car was seen approaching, I he having been unavoidably delayed by two breakdowns on the long run from Cardiff. Mr. Hughes was accompanied by a; party in- cluding his eldest son, Pte. W. HugheS, of the Australian Forces (who is now convales- cent after having been wounded at the front) and his private secretary. Ill-health pre- vented Mrs. Hughes from accompanying him. He had tea at Winllan Fatfm with Mr. Price Morris and his children, Mr. Peter Morris, Treflach (first cousin), and Mrs. Davies, Vow. nog Terrace, Llansautffraid (daughter of the Premier's late aunt), and was soon talking of the happy times he had spent there as a ,oy. His visit was greatly appreciated by his rela- tives. Before leaving a photographic group* was taken of Mr. Hughes with his relatives. On his way back he called upon Mr. John Morris (first cousin) and also the Vicar and Mr. Evan Hughes, settoh, and visited the grave of his mother, w o was buried in the Churchyard in 1869. it is understood that Mr. Hughes intends to place a memorial tablet of white marble in the west end of the church, to her memory. Mr. Evan Hughes rang a peal of bells at the Parish Church when the 'Premier arrived. From Llanaant- ffraid Mr. Hughes leift for Shrewsbury about sevou ceelook.
THE ROLL OF HONOUR
THE ROLL OF HONOUR. OFFICERS. DROWNED Joimaon, Oapt. Gilbert E., Army Cyclist Oorps. Capt. Johnson, younger eon of Mr. and J&rL W. Johnon, The Mount, Shrewsbury, has been drowned while on active service. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and Birmingham University, where he graduated M.Se. He enlisted on the out- break of war in the Warwickshire Regt., was given a coibtnistsion and afterwards transferred to t-he Cyclist Corps. He was recently awarded the Croix de N.C.OS AND MEN. KILLED Oweha, Sergt" John Edward, Cheshire Regt. Sergt. Owens, aged 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Owena. Marton, Baschurch, haa been killed in France. He had served in the army about thre* yfears, and went to France in Nov. 1917. Party, L-Cpl. W. G. lfr. and, Mrs. W. E. Parry, Tirllanerch, Carrog, have received news that their second son. L,Cpl. Parry, has been killed in France, in his twentieth year. Before the war he was in the employ of the London City and Midland Bank at Machynlleth. White, Pte. Wm. Henry, K.6.L.I. (attached Som. L.I.) Pte. White, aged 30, son of Mr. W. H. White. 69, Castle Foregate, Shrewssbury, was killed ia action on June 21. He had been in the army 11 months, and before enlistment was employed as parcel porter at Shrewsbury Station, Dim Edwards, Pte. J. R., M.G.C. Mr. William Edwards, Cleveland Street, Bryn- fields, Ruabon, has received the;sad news that fs son, Pte. Edwards, died in hospital on July 14, at Alexandria Evans, Pte. Charles Seymour, R.W.F. Mrs. Evans, 15, Frolic Street, Newtown, on » Saturday, received the sad net'fication from thip Records Office, Shrewsbury, that her eldest son, Pte. Evaes, died on July 18th, from malaria fever at the War Hospital, Deccan, India. Pte. Evans enlisted in October, 1014, and received part of his training is Newtown, and the remainder at Northampton. He was drafted out early in 1916, and went through the Dardanelles campaign, where he was wounded in the foot by shrapnel, and also contracted enteric fever. He was invalided to Heaton Park Camp, Manchester, and on recovering: was again sent iabroad, this time to India. lie was aipprenttced to Messrs. R. and 3. Morgan, drapers. Newtown, but left the town at the age of 17. He was an attendant at the Baptist Chapel, and was greatly esteemed. Pugh. Rifleman Wphraim, K R.E.C. Rifleman Pugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pugh, Percy Street, Greenfields, Shrewsbury, has died in hos- pital in London, from the after effects of gaa poisoning. He bad been 16 years in the army. Whitfield, Pte. John Walter, South Wales- Bord. (attached Worcester Regt.). Pte. Whitfield, aged 19. son of Mr. Thomas Whit- field, auctoneer, of Oswestry and Shrewsbury, has died in hospital in France from double pneumonia and bronchitis, following an attack of iinfluenza. He joined the amy last July, and had done con- siderable duty in the trenches. He recently passed the examination test for entry into the Royal Air Force. WOUNDED. Birchall, L-Cpl. W. V., RA.L.I. L-Cpi. Birchall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Birchall, of Richmond Terrace, Whitchurch, has been wounded, and is at present in hospital at Ipswich. Breeze, Pte. Leonard. Mr. Alfred E. Breeze, coal merchant, Salop road, Welshpool, has bèenÛltormedthat his third son, Pte. Breeze, has been wounded in the neck. He is now in Wharacliffe hospital, SheMeld, whete he is progressing well. He joined the army in Sep- tember, 1914, when only 16 years of age, and has been in France for 15 months. He is the No. 1 of a Lewis gun team. He has two brothers in the army, Pte. George Breeze In Italy, and Pte. Jim Breeze in Egypt. Webster, Sergt. E. P., Mont. Yeomanry Sergt. E. P. Webster, King's Head, Guilsfleld, has been recently wounded while on service in France, and is in hospital at Northampton. He was mobilised with the Montgomeryshire Yeomary at the outbreak of hostilities and accompanied his regiment to Egypt. About I) weeks ago he was transferred to the Western Front. He is the son of Mrs. Kittsey, of Buttfnjrton, and married the daughter of Mrs. Pryca, Red Lion Hotel. Welshpool. Williams, Pte. Chas. Westminster Dragoons (atttched I .C.O.) Pte. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Memorial Hall, Smithfield Street, Oswestry; has been wounded in Palestine, and is now convalesc- ing at Abasia, near Cairo. In a letter he says tbe Turks were shelling an eminence called Green Hill and he WM wounded in the knee and was sent to Alexandria and thence to near Cairo. The wound has been operated on but is still obstinate and causing him some trouble. He went out to Egypt on Aug. 8, 1914, and has served through many severe engagements. Before the war Pte. Williams was employed in the stables at Chirk Casstle. ft=NZM OF WAR. Dtcirm, Pte. Edwin, K..S.L.I. Pte. Dickin, secoond son of Mr. Dickin, The Oaks. Hordley, Bllesmere, who was reported missing on March 28th, has written home to say that he Is a prisoner of rrir 'r. Germany. Jones, Gunner, T, E., R.G.A. Information has been received by Mrs. T. E. Jones, 65, Aston Street, Wem. that ber,husbaad, Gunner Jones (previously reported missing), Is a prisoner-of-war In Germany. Lloyd, Pte. T. J., K.S.L.I. c x Pte. Lloyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Lloyd, Higher Road, Myddle, is a prisoner-of-war I n Germany. His brother, Bin. R. Lloyd, has been reported missing since Dec. 1. Spencer, Pte. John. Mrs. Spencer, 5, Sarnybfyncaled, Welshpool, has received lnformatlon that her husband, Pte. Spencer, previously reported missing since Slay 27, is a prisoner of war He had been in Fraioe two, years. Wardle, Pte. Albert, Cheshire Regt. Pte. Wardle, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wardle, 14, Old Coleham, ShreWsBury, has written home stating that he is a prisoner-of-war in Germany. He was 'previously reported missing, Wilde, Pte. Alfred, Cheshire Regt. Pte. Wilde, husband of Mrs. Wiide, 10, Clare- mont Bank, Shrewsbury, and son of Mr. and Mrs. R Wilde, Lawn Vie. Belie Vue, has written home stating that he is a prisoner-of-war in the hands of the Bulgarians. He joined the Shrop- shire Territorial Infantry at the outbreak of the war and was later transferred to the Cheshire legimeut. l liliiii
W "Todger Jones," V.C., visited Chester on Wednesday and called on the flavor, tenting his name in his worship's visitors book. At a meeting of about 40 or 50 coal factors and coal merchants held at Llandudno Junc- tion on Monday, Mr. Butt-erworth (Wrexham) presiding, it was decided to form an associa- tion of coal factors and coal merchants in North Wales for the purpose not ohly of looking after the material interest of the mem- bers, but also assisting the Coal Controller in the distribution of supplies and acting as an advisory committee. Mr. Butterworth was appointed chairman, Mr. Rathbone Owen (Baugor) hon. secretary, and Mr* fiflvrop (Abergele) hon. treasurer.