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The Late 1 Corpl NORMAN BERNARD PEARCE j Tawelfan Corwen I
The Late Corpl. NORMAN BERNARD PEARCE, Tawelfan, Corwen. On Wednesday last Mr and Mrs B M Pearce received the sad news that their third son, Corpl Norman B Pearce, had been killed in action on November 2nd, in Palestine. Deceased, who was 21 years of age, joined the Army voluntarily in November, 1914, and "went to France with the 2nd South Lancashire Regiment in May, 1915, and took part in the battle of Hooge, where he was gassed and wouodel severely, and was sent to Northampton Hospital, where he made a miraculous recovery. He was promoted a corporal on the battlefield in France. After leaving hospital he was transferred to the 3rd Garrison Battalion and was sent out to Egypt in March, 1916, and was stationed there .about 20 months, and was again transferred to the 1/4th and afterwards to the l/5th Nor- folks under General Allenby. Prior to joining the army he had been employed at Corwen,. Llangollen a .d Tunstall l'ost Offices, and joined the Army at the latter place. He was -a bright and intelligent young man, and when at Corwen was a faithful member of the Parish Church Choir, and also the Sunday School. In August, 1915, his brother, Sergt Alfred C Pearce, of the l/7th R.W.F., was killed in action at Gallipoli. Deepest sym- pathy is expressed with his. parents and all the family in their sad bereavement. i The following is a copy of a letter received from Corpl. N. B. Pearee by his father on Oct. 24th, 1917 :—Palestine, Oct. 5th, 1917, Dear Did, Just a few lines hoping they find you in the best of health as it leaves me at present. I have not time for very much now so please excuse short note. The heat here is very very trying and we are getting a few weeks staff training before going in to win as we hope to do. You may have heard the news from Mesopotamia of General Maude's success we hope to send you some good news also by the time you get this letter, but don't worry abcut me. I should very much like to get heme again safely but if the fate decides it otherwise, please try and comfort mother, but we must look on the best side of the cloud and hope for the best. Well, Dad, as you may be aware things are not all honey out here and I am pretty well fed up and tired of it, every day the same scenes and deadly sun, and sand blowing everywhere and never any- thing to break the monotony of things, so you can see how it is. I can give you but very little news and being so I shall have to close this with love and best wishes, hoping things ig9 well. I remain, your loving son, NORRIE.
Miss Appleton has only yet received about 80 names of Corwen men serving their country. 'She would be glad if the relatives and friends would send in all names at once, as the parcels 'for Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Salonica are being packed up this week. Mrs Dr Roberts has been nominated on Ahe County Insurance Committee in place of the late Mrs W 0 Williams, The Stores.
IA OYNWYD LADY VISITOR DROWNED IN THE DEE
I A OYNWYD LADY VISITOR DROWNED IN THE DEE. On Friday evening last a fatal accident befel Mrs. Harriette Gregory, an elderly lady of independent means, who had visited Cynwyd during the last 8 years, and resided with Mr. Rowlands, grocer, Hendre. It appears that she had paid a visit to her friend, Mrs. Owen, Gwerclas, during Friday afternoon, and left there after-dark. Mrs. Owen offered to let her servant accompany deceased, who was 75 years of age, to the village, but she insisted upon returning home by her- self. A pparently, Mrs Gregory, who was rather short- sighted, missed her way—instead of continuing in the direction of the Railway Bridge she must have taken the bye-road past Pen-y-bont, and walked into the river. Between six and seven dclock, that night Mrs. Miriam Davies, Bridge House, Cynwyd, was go- ing to Penybont for milk when she heard screams coming from the direction of the river, as it was too dark to see anything she proceeded to inform Mr. Ellis Evans, Penybont Farm, and her husband who is em- ployed there Messrs. Ellis Evans, George Davies, and others made a search with lamps until 1 a.m. but failed to trace anything. Early on Saturday morning Evans and Davies discovered the body about thirty yards from the place where she went in. On Saturday night Mr. Guthrie Jones, deputy coroner, held an in- quest. The following were on the jury:—Mr. Robert Roberts, Edeyrnion Home, foreman Messrs. Z. Jones, The Smithy J. W. Jones, Lion Hotel W. Jones, Minnioppa Wm. Williams, Pandy W. Evans, grocer; and John Edwards, Boot Stores, Cynwyd. Evidence was given by Mrs. Owen, Gwerclas Mrs. Miriam Davies, Bridge House and Mr. IEms Evans. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death." On the proposition of the Foreman, .seconded by Mr. J. W. Jones, a vote of sympathy was passed with the family in their sudden bereavement. The Jury also recommended that the Parish Council should, without delay, erect a fence at the place where deceased had missed her way, to avoid any more similar catastroph- ies. Deceased, who was a native of Blackpool, had spent several years in Germany and other countries, and has been a regular visitor to Cynwyd for the last eight years. She is- also well-known at Corwen. The late Mrs. Gregory, who had been a widow for several years, was a most faithful churchwoman. The funeral, which was public, took place at Cynwyd Churchyard to-day [Tuesday ]. »
CYNWYD. Wedi ei Ladd.—Drwg genym ddeall fod Pte. Griffith Thomas Jones, R.W.F., mab Mr. a Mrs. Evan Jories,, Hafod-yr-afr, Cynwyd, wedi ei ladd yn Ffrainc ar yr 28,iin o Efydref. Nid oedd ond 25 mlwydd oed. Cvn yrnuno a'r fyddin bu yn gwasanaethu yn GvvencK^ a ffermydd ereill. Yr oedd i'r cyfaill liaws o ffrindiau, a chydymdeimlir a'r teulu all yn eu trallod. Y mae mab arall iddynt yn y fyddin sef Pte Robert Jones, R.W.F, yr hwn a gLwyf- wyd yn mrwydr fawr y Somme. Yn Wael.-Y mae Pte. Cornelius Jones, R. W.F., Tanllwyn, yn dioddef oddiwrth y; frech goch mewn ysbytty yn. Mesopotamia. Yn Gwnodl Fawr yr oedd cyn ymuno a'r fyddin. Adferiad buan iddo. ♦ — —
IN LOVING MEMORY Of my dear Mother, WINFRED WILLIAMS, Who passed away, Nov. 24th, 1909, aged 67 years. Her memory is as fresh to-day As in the hour she passed away No more sorrow, no more pain, Our loss is her.eternal gain. Coronation Terrace, Corwen. Ed. WILLIAMS.
I CYNGOR DOSBARTH EDEYRNION
I CYNGOR DOSBARTH EDEYRNION. Cynhaliwyd cyfarfod o'r uchod dydd Gwener diweddaf, pryd yr oedd yn bresenol: Mr. R. J. Jones,(cadeirydd), Mri R. J. Chap- man, Thos. Williams, E. H. Ellis, William Roberts, J. Jones, John Hughes (Llandrillo). John Hughes (Gwyddelwern), Robert Evans,. It 0. Roberts, O. A. Llojd, R. D. Williams (arolygydd), ae E. Derby shirs (clerc). I Cofnodion. I Darllenwyd a chadarnhawyd cofnodioa y cyfarfod blaeaorol. Arianol. Mewnll aw £ 341 2s. ] d. AI BJDoldeb. Pasiwyd i'r Clerc ysgrifenu at aelolau 0 Llandrillo a Glyndyfrdwy pa rai sydd weli bod yn absenol o gyfarfodydd y Cyngor ar hyd yr haner blwyddyn diweddaf. N Derbyniwyd eglurhad Mr. John Hughes, Gwyddelwern, am ei absenoldeb yn ystod y flwyddyn diweddaf. Sulien Buildin gs, Corwen. Gan fod Swyddog lechyd y Sir wedi con- demnio ventilation pipe sydd ar yr adeilad uchod pasiwyd i orfodi y perchenog i roddi un newydd yno. Derbyniwyd llythyr oddiwrth Mr. John. Williams, Dee View, ynglyn a cyflwr carthffos sydd yu rhedeg trwy Mynwent Eglwys Cor- wen ac sydd yn creu perygl mawr i iachyd trigolion Gaer View, oherwydd fod y garthffos yn agored a'r budreddi yn rhedeg trwy furiau un o'r tai uchod. GorchmynT, yd i'r Arolygydd fyned yno i edrycb. y lie ac os bydd aagen iddo roddi pibell newydd lie ma'r budreddi yn rhedeg allan am iddo wneud hyny. I Adroddiad y Swyddog Iechydol. Torodd 16 o achosion o'r frech goch allan yn y dosbarth (y rhan fwyaf yn Cynwyd a Llandrillo) yn ystod I mis diweddaf. Ganwyd 5 o blant yn mis Hydref. bu farw 5 o bersonau vn vstod vr un amser. I "W Ffyrdd. Hysbyswyd fod Mr Humphreys, Tynycefn, wedi adgyweirio fEordd Geufrou pasiwyd i adgyweirio ffordd High Park, Corwen. hefyd penderfynwyd fod un o dynion y Qyngor i weitbio ar ffordd Stryt Fain, Glyndyfrdwy, am ddiwrnod neu ddau. I- Rhenfc Pen-y-pigyn. Pasiwyd i cialu Is yu y flwyddyn o rhent am Pen-y-pigyn. Cynrychiolydd. Penodwyd y Cadeirydd i gynrychioli y cyngur ar Bwrdd Rheolwvr Coleg Bangor. Ffermydd Bychain. in ystod y mis nesaf, cynoerir rhestr- o'r ffermydd bychain cauedig sydd wedi cael ei huno a ffermydd mawrion yn mbob plwyf yn y dosbarth. I Rhybudd o Gynygiad. Rhoddodd Mr. R. J. Chapman rhybudd o gynygiad Ein M ni yn cymeryd i ystyr- iaseth y priodoldeb o ail-drefnu y modd pres- enol o gasglu lludw y dref gan fod yna gwyn. cyfEredinol yn erbyn y trefniant presenol."