Collection Title: Llangollen advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal (1860-1893)
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Military Appointments. Colonel J. J. F. Hume, half-pay list, who pes on retired pay and is granted the hon. rtask of brigadier-general, commanded the Welsh Border Infantry Brigade, Shrewsbury, from 1910 until the outbreak of war. He for- merly belonged to the Connaught Rangers, which he joined in 1879, and took part in the Zulu War 1879, also in the Boer War of 1881, and with headquarters of the 94th Foot in the gation of Madder Spruit. He was three times dangerously wounded. Major E. MilDes-Gaskell, Yeomanry, omgy soli of Mr. and Lady Catherine Milnes Gaskell, Wenlock Abbey, is appointed a Railway Transport Officer. He has been major of the Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry since Septem- ber, 1906, and is a member of the West Riding Territorial Force Association. Temp. Major J. H. Treasure, R.G.A., is appointed major with precedence as from October 7, 1914. He is the son of the late Mr. H. H. Treasure, Shrewsbury, and at one time commaniled Shrewsbury Battery, 1st S. and S. Volunteer Artillery. Captain H. C. Lowry-Corry, M.C., R.F..A. son of Colonel H. W. Lowry-Corrv, formerly of the Coldstream Guards, and a near kinsman of Brigadier-General N. A. Lowry-Corry, D.S.O., Howton Castle, Shrewsbury, is ap- pointed ftcting-major, R.F.A. Lieut. Victor P. Walley, R.F.A., fourth son of Mrs. Walley, Frankton, has been recalled from servioe in France by the Egyptian Government, under which he worked when war bralLi out, and posted with the rank of majot to the Egyptian Army, and is being lent to the Sudan Government for duty. Mrs. Walley'# third son, Lieut. Cecil Walley, who joined up when war broke out, is still in Franco with the Canadian Engineers. Sec.-Lieut. H. Godsal. Yeomanry, who has relinquished his temporary rank of captain, is fazetted lieutenant with precedence from June 1, 1916, and to remain seconded. He is the youngest son of Major Godsal, Isycoed Park, Whitchurch. Sec.-Lieut. R. E. Morris-Eyton, R.F.A., is; alfo gazetted lieutenant as from June 1, 1916. Seo.-Lieut. H. M. Moody and Sec.-Lieut. C. A. Moody, gazetted some' months ago to the XV C. are the twin and only sons of the Rev. H. and Mrs. Moody, of Welshampton Vicar- age. They are 18 years of age, and. towards I the end of last year were called as cadets in the Flying Corps from school, King'William's College, where they were n.c.o.s in the O.T.C. The former was in the shooting team, and in ordinary circumstances would have competed at Bislev, and at aquatics more than once passed the school grand test, while the latter obtained his colours both for cricket and foot- ball, passed the grand test and won the high dive. They have graduated in the R.F.C., hold the War Office certificate as pilots. They are at present posted at Terne Hill. The Rev. R. W. Williams, vicar of Minster- ley, is transferred to a Labour Corps, in which he is given the rank of captain. Captain Wil- li afea, who has left for one of the theatres; of war, was formerly for many years captain in a Surrey Regiment of Volunteers. Sergt. Frank H. Cureton, Yeomanry, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, fourth son of ,loe late Mr, H. M. Cureton, Whitehall-street, sb,WoaUUU, and late of Church Stretton, has been gueiWd second-lieutenant in the Royal Pie)A Actillory, and is under orders to pro- ,coed to Aldershot, Lieut. Cureton is well- known in cricketing circles, having been an aetiv* playing member ot St. Giles' Cricket! j
Military Medal for Shropshire I Soldiers
Military Medal for Shropshire Soldiers. The Military Miedal has been awarded Pte. Alfred Thwaites, K. S.L.I., and L.-Corpl. J. H. Stacker, R.W.F. Pte. Thwaites is the youngest son of the late Mr. Wm. Thwaites, Talbot-street, Ellestoere, and, has been with the forces some 16 years, of which 12 have been tjeent in India. He distinguished himseslf through the fighting for Hill 70 last April, having helped to carry ammunition to the front line and assisted in repelling a hostile opunter attack, The home of L.-Corpl. Sioeker, who served in France for two and a half years, is at School Cottage, Weston Rhyn, and before the war he was employed a.t the Brynkinalt Col- i liery, Cbirk. The decoration was presented to Mkl «t Park Hall on June 15,
The Redistribution Bill I
The Redistribution Bill: I The Boundary Commissioners in their pro- visional scheme of redistribution for Wales propose that six groups of boroughs, Car- pl?ppose tha, t ?5 ix gro Denbigh, Flint, Mont-I gomery, and Pembroke Boroughs, should "ase to have separate representation. Their soke me also includes the union, of the coun-I of Brecknock and Radnor as a Pariia- mamtery constituency, returning one iiieinbei-, instead of two as at present. At a meeting of the Executive Committee at the West Denbighshire Constitutioal Asso ciafcion, held at Rhyl on June 27th, the fol- lowing resolution, proposed by Colonel Corn- wallis West, lord lieutenant of the county, »e«Bnded by Colonel Mellor, was unanimously ftgteed upon: That in the event of not being able to retain the Denbigh Boroughs, titait meeting is of opinion that the proposal to merge the boroughs in the county is the wotf practicable scheme. The alternative pro- poitf to amalgamate with the boroughs in Flintshire and Carnarvonshire is not con- MdtMd ieMible."
A Ministry of Commercei
A Ministry of Commerce. The House of Commons Commercial Com- mittee, of which Colonel Pryce-Jones, M.P., is one of the hon. secretaries, ore recommend- ing the creation of a Ministry of Commerce entirely independent of the Board of Trade. rhoy also advocate the inclusion in the new Mktufary of the commercial and patent depart- SMOte of the ,Board of Trade, the formation of •n advisory committee of representatives of Vfcfcrns trades and industries to assist the MilJiatry, and the modelling of the new Com- .metfcial Department on the lines of the United liSttotes Bureau for Foreign and Domestic Com- mwres.
At the result of the Clara Butt-Rumford conoert at Mold, £20 has been forwarded to the Leeswood Red Cross Hospital and 918 to 00 Central Red Cr. JhmQ In London.
BORDER NEWS IN BRIEF
BORDER NEWS IN BRIEF. I Denbighshire. I Mrs. Hamer of Elmhurst Hall, Lichfield, has presented a new oak altar to Penycae parish church, Ruabon. Over P,700 has been raised in the eounty for the Y.M.C.A. during the month of June. About half of this sum was raised at Wrex- ham. I Merionethshire. j I Arrangements for a public welcome to Capt. and Mrs. Carey Evans have been made at I Criccieth and Blaenau Festiniog. Mrs. Thomas Ellis, Cynlas, Bala, the mother of the late Mr. Tom ?Ellis, M.P., ex-chief Liberal Whip, died on Monday week, aged 90 gars. ￼ ) The Bishop of St. Asaph consecrated the Ii Church of England portion of Corwen cemetery on Wednesday, in the presence of a large con- gregation. Mr. John Adams, Llys Meirion, for many years surveyor and inspector of nuisances to the Barmouth Council, died at Barmouth on 1 I Saturday. Twenty-two lots of the Wynnstay estate situate in the parish of Llanwrm were offered i for sale at the Wynnstay Hotel, on Wednesday, by Messrs. Gillart and Sons. The bidding j was brisk, and 16 farms were sold averaging j] I from &200 to ?2,900 each. I I Flintshire. I There being no prisoners for trial at the Quarter Sessions on Tuesday, the only busi- ness on the agenda was to appoint a crier of I the court." I At a meeting of the War Agricultural Com- mittee, last week, Mr. Daniel Hughes, of Rhosesmor, was appointed labour officer to II the Committee, at a salary of £ 150, with travel- ling expenses. Singular evidence was given at an inquest at Bettisfield concerning the death of the j female child of Ethel Dulson, who had been employed at Hanmer. According to the medi- cal testimony the child died from the want of proper attention at the time of birth; there was no preparation for birth and no arrange- ment for attention at the birth. ? he jury re- turned a verdict that death was due to the want of proper attention at the time of birth, and that great neglect was shown by the mother and her employer, whom they severely censured* I Montgomeryshire. A small gang of local women labour for the farms has been recruited at Pool Quay by Miss i Festing, a group leader for the County War ¡ Agricultural Committee. The second sale organised by the farmers of I Newtown on behalf of the British Farmers' Red Cross Society Fund was held on Tuesday week. There was brisk competition for all stock, and £220 was realised, whilst subscrip- tions totalled £ 200. At the annual rent audit of the CouBty Council Small Holdings Estate, held at New- town on Tuesday week, Mr. John Davies, j chairman of the committee, said that since the J estate was acquired six or seven years ago they had repaid about L4,0,00 of the capital' borrowed, and he claimed that the small hold- ings movement in the county had been very i successful. Shropshire, 1 I 1 Sliropshire. 1 Lord Harlech has offered to re-open a iime- kiln on his estate to supply material to be used i as a fertilizer at ewt price, providing he can be assured of the necessary labour. During the past five weeks 145 vagrants passed through the casual wards of Whitchurch workhouse, as compared with 236 in the eor- responding period last year. I The project of setting up a communal kitchen was approved at a meeting held at Shrewsbury under the presidency of the Mayor on Tuesday week. A committee of ladies was appointed to inquire as to local needs. At the exhibition of sweet peas held at Westminster on Tuesday, Mr. H. W. Hollo- • way, Shrewsbury, was awarded the gold medal of the National Sweet Pea Society and the Banksian silver gilt medal of the Royal Horti-1 cultural Society. I A very large crowd of spectators witnessed the arrival at Shrewsbury station on Saturday evening of a- Red Cross train of wounded that had come through from the south-east coast, totalling 145 cases, about half cot cases. Most of them were sent on to the Shrewsbury Military Hospitals and a few to Market Dray- ton and" Whitchurch. Lieut. E. B. Kersley, with the ambulance section of the V.T.C., and others superintended the detraining, and the transport to the hospitals was organised by Mr, William Swire. I — j
I 1 I Fit Young Men FirstI
1 Fit Young Men First. I EXEMPTION FOR TIME-EXPIRED I TERRITORIAL. "Although you are young, only 24," Mr. Donald Maclean, M.P., told an appellant on Wednesday at tihe House of Commons Tribunal, "we don't see our way to putting you back into the Aii'iny so long' as there are, as we heard in last Thursday's debate, so many thousands of young single men fit for service who have not put on uniform." The appelant had been sent to the front as a Territorial in January, 1915, and had served at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, and Loos, when he was gassed, and afterwards discharged as a time- expired mam. His serven brothers had voiluntarity joined up, and one was now a cripple. Captain Anstey, tile mijitar-y representative, sa.i d the appellant had only had three months of active service. I' Mr. Maclean: Whatever it was it was a pretty lively time. The regulation affecting wounded i discharged men doe. not apply, but we grant exemption till October anyhow. The House of Commons tribunal on Monday decided t,?at men holding ibunal exemptions are not compelled to submit themselves for medical examination. Those who receive such notices should report the fact to their tribunals.
I Colonel Lockwood, M.P., who has taken the title of Lord Lambourne, in a farewell address to his constituents in Essex, referring to the Press, said that during the time he had sat for the constituency he could honestly say he had never been misreported or misrepresented. Politicians sometimes accused the Press after ill-advised public utterances of misreporting them, but in nine and a half cases out of ten the Press was right and the politician wrong.
THE ROLL OF HONOUR 1
THE ROLL OF HONOUR. ¡ [The Editor of the "Advertiser" would be glad if relatives of officers and mem who fall or are wounded in the service of the country would II forward any biographioai details in their pw sension-I [THIS WEEK'S LIST.} It. V 7 OFFICERS, KILLED. u n. snort, Lieut.-Col. WiBiam Ambrose, U,&,U" ttoyai Fa-eld Artillery. Col. Short, who was killed on JVllC 21 at the age of 46, was the eldest son of the Rev. Ambrose ghoft., formerly headmaster of Oswestry Grammar School, and was himself an old Oswestrlan. He obtained commission in the R.F.A. in 1890 and, passed 17 years of his service m India, during which time he served with various uaaits, among them C Battery, R.H.A. He went to the front with the Expeditionary Force in command of a battery in August, 1914, and was promoted Lieut.-Col. in April, 1915. He was mentioned three times In despatches and awanJed the C.M.G. in January, 1916. Vernon, Lieut. Leonard, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Lieut. Vernon was a son of the late Capt. Vernon of Wrexham, and a nephew of 'Major and Mrs- Olieive, The Gabies, Wrexham. I 1>11<1), T I)IL, 1). King, Sec.-Lieut. Maurice, Egyptian Labour Corps. Lieut. King died from fever in hospital at Eanta,il.a, EgypW. on June 24. Aged 21, he was an assistant master at Oswestry Grammwr School from September, 1014, until he enlisted the fallowing January in the R.A.M.C. He left for Egypt in March, 1915, served in the GalMpoli campaign and in Palestine and; recommended for a commission at the end of 1916, was gaaettedi to the Egyptian Labour Corps in February, 1917. Ha was a fine all-round iuyhie'te and won the athletic champion- ship of Borla" School in 1014. DIED OF WOUNDS. Fiennes, Captain John Eustace, Gordon HighlaTide". Capt. Flennes, who died on Juno 8 in a casualty clearing station of wounds received in action on the previous day, was the elder son of SiT Eustace Flennes, Bart, M.P., And' Lady Fiennes of Stud-land House, Studtad Bay, Dorset, and nephew of the Hon.* Mrs. BdmondSs, Whiittdngion Rectory. He was 22 years of age and was gaietted to a coin- msssdsm to November, 1914, wounded on July 12, 1916, and gazetted captain in February. His brotbar, RanulA, now &emM with tbe. Navy, becomes hear to the baronetcy. PR.I!IDR OF WAR. Morris, &eo--Lieut. Charles, R.W.F., aitttcher R.F.O. The youngest son of Mrs. W. Morris, Severn Villa, Wetehipool, Lieut. Morris, who was posted misslug some three months ago, is now reported to be a prisoner of wax in Germany. N.CO.'S AND MEN. KILLED. ch"e, Pte. E., Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Pte. Chase, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Chase, of Aldington, was fcslied in action on June 16. Before anli-K-hing ibIe lived at Fenns Bank, He was 86 -years of fifge and is ^arrived by a widow amd .thm Cildi- cliren. Davies, Pte. Barry. Pte. Davies, who waa Miled by a bursting shell, was the son of Mrs. Dairies, Wharf Road, Ellee- mere, and of the late Mr. Phil Davlee, an old volunteer. He was.& member of the church choir, j Pte. Davies had only been on active service a few weeks. | Davies, Pte. U. Hernry Camden, Labour Company, Elder son. of Mrs. Emma Davies, 6, Wharf R04 Ellesmesre, Pte. Daries was kilted on June, 24. He was called up about- three mootihs ago. and had' been I in France a few weeks, Ajjed 82, Davies had beet, In the employ of Messie. Dawson and Owen, Ellesmere, for over 11 years as assistant and was much vaiuesi. He w&s ar of the Ellesmere chuich choir, assistant seoutmastesr, and .formerly a worker In the Oburch suuday school. He com- pl-z-ted Ma education Sit, St. Oswald's College. Much regret has bean expressed in the town at his un- timely end atad cons&iecaible sympathy is felt for hie widowed mother. Edwards, Q.M.S. Chariee, Royal Weilab FusWers, QM S. Edwards, son of Mr. and M'pa. Edwards, Plas N&wydid Lodge, Ruatoon, w- killed by a shell in Franca. Previous to enlisting he was an assist, ant manager with Messrs. W. H. Smiith and Son, Oolwyn Bay. He va-s well known in Rusbou and was a member of the Parish Church Choir and of the Church Lads Brigade. Jones, Sergt. R., Royal Welsh FasilSers. Sergt. Jones, the holder of the Military Medal, lived at Market Street, Wrexham, and was former- ly employed at the Cambrian Leather Works, Wrexham. He leaves a widow and three children. Jones, PSte. EdiwardL Pte. Jones was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Drain LLarUlugian. Large, Pte. win., Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Pte. Large lived-at Wrexham and, wea in the emiptoy of the Town Council. He leaves a widow and six children; Lloyd, Lance-Corpl. TOM. O.W.B. Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. LlOyd. The Gro, Barriew, Lanee-Corpl. Lloyd was resting- in a trench after a bayonet change, whexi a obou suddenly burst killing Mm and those round) him instantly. He eni.isted in th& old Royal Montgomerys (4th ig.W.B.) at Welshpool when only 16 years old and went to Frainoei with the first Expedltianaspy Force. He bad prei-iously been gassed and remained in hosipital, lor 12 months, only raturning to the ia-unt a short time ago. Another Eon of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd is on furlough at present and another Is 111 in hospital in London. Logan, Rifleman Francis, City of London P.O. Rifles. Rifleman Logan was the youngest son of Mr. and Lrs. Logan, Lime Street, Shrewsbury. He was' educated at St, Mary's R.C. Schools Shrewsbury, and previous to enlisting was on the stiaff at Crewe Past Office as sorting clerk and telegraphist. In the liviit attack on Vtmy Ridge In May, 191C. he was buried for 12 hours before being rescued but soon recovered. He was 21 years of age. Parry, Sorgt. A. J., South Lanos. Sergt. Pamry, of 5, Trafalgar Road, Wrexham* was 24 years of age, and before his enfetment was a confeictioneir. He joined the It.W.p. and was afterwards transfeirredi to the fiouth Lancaghaire Regiment betfore proceefflnig on active service. I 8e, Parry leaves a widow.- Parry, Driver John, Shropshire Royal Horse- Artillery. Driver Parry was the son of Mr. R. Pawy, Rose Cotbaige, The Brook, Ford. Pullen, Pte. George. Pte. PuHen, son d- Mrs..William Gibbons, Acre- r fair, was killed in action in France on June 7. He [ had taken part in marry engagements, including those -at Neiuve Chapelle and on. the Bomme. He was only 21 years of age and bad been a warded the D.C.I. About two years ago he was presented with a sllver-mountedi walking aitick by the local volunteers. _6 DIED. Pointern, Pte. Geoige, Heniry, Labour Battalion. PCe. Pointan died at No. < Australian (Casualty Clearing Station, France, on June 15, where he was admitted seriously 111 on June 10. A successful operation was performed and for two days the patient held hts own. But a relapee came, a second op-pration was deeaft*cL necessary and in spdte of medical skm. and atteniSion the patient passed away. Pte. Pointon was the MOond son of Mi. and me*. tiecoye Sfototuon at Vrcee Hifhex Heath. Before enlisting he was employed by Xr4- Hitchea of Quokley, near Whitchurch. DIED OF WOUNDS. I Bradley, Pte. W. G., Duke 01 Cornwall's Light Inftr. Pte. Bradley was the eldest son. of Mir. and Mrs. I William Bradley, Rochforte House, Gobowen. He I was marching with his battalion to the front-liae trenches when the order was given to scatter &8 enemy aeroplanes were overlhead. Unfortunately, however, Bradley was bit and wounded so severe- ly that bè difed the next day. Ated 2& he en- listed in August, 1914. In July, 1915, he was very severely wounded and after a long stay in Eng- land to recuperate he was sent to Salonika ten. months ago. Six of his comrtades have written to hLs mother expressing their sympathy and testify. iag to his good qualities. The officer commanding his company also wrote and said that he was one. of the best men In the section. "Evans, Pte. Geezge, Cheshire Regiment. Pte. Evans, who dIi-edi of woun
Prime Minister and Peace Terms
Prime Minister and Peace Terms. Mr. Lloyd George was on Friday presented with the freedom of the city of Glasgow, and in a speech in reply he referred to the military situation and the talk about terms of peace. An abiding' peace, be declared, would be guieuranteed by the d?trmctKMi of the Prussian military power. Tthe best gu&mntee would be the demowatioati(m of the German Government. No one wished to dictate to them the form of their Government, but the Allies would enter into negotiations with a democratised Germany in a very different spirit attitude, and temper from one dominated by the aggressive, arrogant spirit of Prussian militarism. In thris judgment, tthe Allied Govern- ments would be lactiug wisely if they drew that distinction in their general attitude in Any dif cuasaan of the tmnm of peace.