Collection Title: Llangollen advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal (1860-1893)
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CAMP NOTES. PARK HALL. Saturday's League matches resulted as fol- lows :—5th King's Liverpool, 2 goals, v. Welsh R.A.M. C., 1; 4th South Lanes., 3, v. Herefords, 0; 4th Loyal North Lanes, 3, v. A.S.C., 0; Monmouths, 1, v. 4th King's Own Royal Lancaster, 2. The present position of the teams will be found on page 6. A couple of cup ties were also played, the final for the Welsh Brigade between the R. W.F. and the Cheshire^ ending in a draw of one goal each, and that for the West Lanes. Brigade in a victory for the Liverpool Scottish over the West Lanes. R.A.M.C. bv 3 goals to none. # < The game between the R.W.F. and the Cheshires played on the ground of the first- named attracted an immense crowd. Both teams took the field at full strength, and a great game was expeoted. In this respect the crowd were disappointed, for neither team played up to standard. This was due, no doubt, to the exceedingly bad condition of the weather, a drivings sleet blowing across the ground during the full 90 minutes. The Cheshites were the first to score, the goal being secured through laxity on the part of the Welsh backs. Nevertheless, all credit is due to the Cireshires, for the goal was a good one. This reverse brought the Fusiliers up to scratch, and for a time excellent com- binâtiôn was witnessed, the quality falling away perceptibly as the interval drew near. Following the change of ends, the Fusiliers immediately broke away, and things looked black for the visitors, their goal being sub- jected to a heavy bombardment; but, thanks to the fine play of their defence, nothing hap- pened. Not to be denied, however, the Fusi- liers came again, and, swooping down on the Cheshire goal rushed the ball into the net, through the instrumentality of Rowlands, the Welsh centre forward. This success, coming so soon after the interval, served as a great stimulus to the Fusiliers; but owing to the fine resistance offered by the Cheshire defence, full time arrived with the score one each. No extra time was played owing, to the blinding snew, which was then driving across the ¡ ground in full foree. The re-play is fixed for Saturday neict, on the Cheshire ground, the I game starting at 2 p.m. prompt. A great l struggle is expected, and the final result is keenly awaited by the two regiments repre- sented. It may here be mentioned that the winners of the game will eventually meet the winners of the -West Lanes, tourney, viz. the Liverpool Scottish, for the Garrison Cup. < < < The third Rugby game to complete the rub- ber was played between the Glamorgan Yeo- manry and the Welsh Field Ambulance on Thursday afternoon. The medicos pressed throughout the whole of the first half but failed to cross the line, so stout was the de- fence put up by the Glamorgans. Before the interval, however, Nicholas, a Northern Union player from Warrington, one of the R.A.M.C. centre three-quarters, managed to drop two beautiful goafs, one from a mark, and the other almost immediately after the re-start. The Yeomanry imprSved considerably in the second half, and had hard lines in not scor- ing on several occasions, Thomas being par- ticularly smart at three-quarter. Towards the finish, the R.A.M.C. increased their lead, Leidsky dropping a goal, Nelson notching an unconverted try, and HaJl another from the Jine out. The game thus ended in a decisive win for the Medicos by 17 points to nil. • < Interesting boxing exhibitions were given in the Monmouth Regimental Institute on Thursday evening. This is the first entel'tain-I ment of the kind to be held in this Institute since the amalgamation of the three Mon- mouth battalions. The enterprise proved } highly successful, and the exhibition will not I be the last. A bout between Nat Williams ] and Pte. Harper, A.S.C., proved most inter- esting, the former boxing magnificently. Pte. < Tom Hughes, Loyal North Lanes. Regiment II (who fought at Oswestry the following even- I ing-for report, see page 6) and L.-Cpl. Nightingale, King's Own, next took the ring. Drinr, Lewis, the fly-weight champion of the 2nd Mons., was billed to box four rounds with Pte. Kirkham, but as the latter failed to put in an appearance Pte. Cecil volunteered to take his place » • « On November 14th Mrs. Woolley's concert party visited No. 3 Y.M.C.A. hut, and gave another excellent entertainment. This com- bination is now well-known in the Camp, and is always sure of a cordial reception. Miss May Jones (a great favourite) sang several songs in a charming manner, and gave some humorous duets with Mr. Wallace Roberts. Messrs. Parry Davies and Llew. Edwards were encored on each occasion, and Mrs. Woolley accompanied. < » Other successful concerts were held during the week at the regimental institutes of the R.W.F., the Herefords, and at the Y.M.C.A. huts, Mr. George Jackson and party, Llan- gollen, again paying a.welcome return visit. Here is a new Tommy Atkins story. He was in hospital, not as a patient, but as an orderly. His best girl arrived one Sunday I afternoon to see him. She asked for Mr. Smith," and naturally had difficulty in find- ing him. "Is he a private "? inquired a nurse. "No, indefed," she replied "nothing so low— 'e's a Horderly!" f DRUM-MAJOR.
I I Du cting Jtppointiiunt i
I' I" Du- cting Jtppointiiunt*. i S Wi W VTYNN'S HOUNDS n wtit iuet-S Saturday, Nov. 25 Sandford (10-0) "Monday, November 27 Baschurcli (9.15). Tuesday, November 28 Aldersey (10.30). Thursday, Novemi-ber 30 Wetahamiptcn (10.30). 8atmy, December 2 Overton Cross (10.30).
Last week, British aeroplanes bombed suc- cessfully posts near the Turkish frontier more than 120 miles east of the Suez Canal. French airmen on the Somme fought 54 fights on Thursday. During the night they bombed a railway station and an aviation park behind the German lines, dropping more than a ton and a half of bombs. British naval aero- planes made another raid on Ostend and Zee- brugge on Friday morning. All the machines ¡ same back safely. They dropped a consider- able weight of bombs on the docks and sip' ping, with good results. j
I SPORT. II MILITARY BOXING AT OSWESTRY. I A fln-6 night's sport was the outcome of the co-n- tests arranged by Lieut. and Quartermaster Preston and
FOOTBALL. I I OSWESTRY GARRISON LEAGUE, ] For week ending No-vemb-r 18. Goals P. W. L. D, F. A. Pts. 4th Loyal North Lanes 5 5 0 0 18 3 10 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 4 4 0 0 32 2 8 10th King's Liverpool R. 3 3 0 0 14 1 6 4th South Lanes 5 3 2 0 11 10 C W. Lanes. R.A.M.C. 3 2 1 0 9 4 4 Cheshires 3 2 1 0 10 9 4 5t,h Ki rig's Liverpool R. 4 2 2 0 684 Welsh R.A.M.C. 4 2 2 0 6 10 4 4th K.O.R.L. 4 2 2 0 8 22 4 I Army Service Corps 4 1 3 0 3 7 2 7th King's Liverpool R. 5 1 4 0 5 10 2 Motomouths 5 0 5 0 6 26 0 Herefords 5 0 5 0 0 16 0 j -NB.-Th-e Cyclists and Yeomanry, fcretog no longer In the League, the matches played against these j units are cancelled. I
I The ILate George Devaney
The I Late George Devaney. Although Association Football has been as dead as a dobr Bail at Wrexham since the very early I days Of the waT, the crowd of sportsmen who us £ d to ■ spend their winter half holidays on the Racecourse J are stiill to be reached through the medium of the "Border Counti-e.s Advertizer," which finds its way j each wed; to France, Egypt and the East, to the traixuiiig camps at home and to those retained in civil life. Consequently (writes X.Y.2) the oppor- fcunity is taken here of acquainting old friends far and near of the loss tbEO game in general and the II Wrexham F.C. in particular have sustained by the death, on the battlefield, of George Devaney, who I kept goal for the, Welshmen during several Birming. I ham League campaigns, and in mlany weii-reuiem- be-redl Englih and Welsh cup-ties. Like Arthur Berry, Goode, Llew. Davies, Ll""w Morris, Joe. Mitchell, and others, whose names will be re-called by all the oad "turf" habitues, Devaney joined. the colours to take part in What Mr. Punch called "the greater game," and a few daws ago the news came through that he had been killied, at the front. Those who were privileged to be regularly a.s,soci.ated with this quiet, UEfa.ssum.m.g p?ycr will learn of his death with keen regret. The 4dTectors, who dis- covered him on the West Cheshire playing aeids. his from Wrexham, Liverpool and the I Potteries, his admirers in the Midlands, at Tran- niere (where he played for a while), af Cardiff, and at Swansea, will always think of him as one who "played the game" and played it well, He was not destined for the charmedi circle of the English "League; but he stood out amongst the Birmingham League custodians and in his day could perform quite brilliant feats of goalkeeping. He was one of the links in a ctrong chain of d&fence—f. Hughes, ILl. DAYlM, FemneT, Matthias, P. WiRiams, and ?Huffa,dLpe-which carried the Wr?xhan! dub colours to victory many tim&s in the days before the war. I Whether Association football is revived on the pre- war scale or not if an open question: but the game will be certainly played again on Wrexham Race- course, a.nd those who live to see the day will hope to find on the field many more like George Devaney. I
t, German aeroplanes have again begun their indiscriminate bombing of Rumanian towns. Many bombs have been dropped in Bukarest, a great number over the Palace, where the Queen and Princesses of Rumania were li* :M until recently. From December 1, no person, other i parson in his Majesty's service or a Mini of a foreign Government or member of ilia Diplomatic service of a foreign Power will be allowed to embark for Spain, Portugal, or South America un?U he has obtained a permit ? to do so.
IHappy Lord Kenyon
I Happy Lord Kenyon. [ The announcement in our last issue of the i ii jagenient of Lord Kenyon came as a great surprise to most people, as he had long been regarded as one of Society's most confirmed bachelors. He is a charming and popular in- individual, a keen sportsman, and the owner of a beautiful place in Flintshire, not Shrop- shire as has been erroneously stated in some of the dailies. Miss Gwladys Howard, the bride to be, is the daughter of Colonel Henry Richard Lloyd Howard, C.B., one of the most' popular men in the county of Flint, and is one of H.M.'s Bodyguard of the Hon. Corps of Gentlemen- at-Arm's. He commanded the 9th Battalion mperial Yeomanry in the South African War, and was mentioned in despatches and received medal with four clasps, Pre- viouls to that he served in the Zulu War, re- ceiving medal with clasp. He is late colonel of the Cheshire R.E. (Railwav Battalion) and of the Denbighshire Hussars, Imperial Yeo- manry. Colonel Howard is a J.P. and D.L. for Denbighshire and a J.P. for Flintshire, and was on the roll for High Sheriff for both I counties. Colonel Howard contested Flint- shire and Flint Boroughs in the Unionist in- terest. He has represented the St. AsapH division on the Flint County Council.. His only son, Captain Henry Cecil Lloyd Howard, of the 16th Lancers, holds an important staff appointment. The wedding, which is to be a very quiet one, as is so often the case in these war days,will take place at St. Paul's,Knights- bridge, on November 30th, at 10.45 a.m. No in- vitations will be issued, but Lord Kenyon and Miss Howard, who is staying at 13, Grosvenor- place, W., hope their friends will come to the church.
I Military Appointments
I Military Appointments. Lieut.-Col.oneI A. H. O. LLoyd, M.V.O., Shropshire Yeomanry, of Leaton Knolls, is gazetted a commandant on the lines of com- munication under date October 9. Major Harry M. Pryce-Jones, M.C., Cold- stream Guards, youngest son of Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones, alid brother of Colonel E. Pryce- JOBes, M.P., who has been at the front since the outbreak of the war and also saw actite service in South Africa, has been appointed to the staff of the Adjutant General and Quartermaster General's staff with the tem- porary rank of lieut.-colonel whilst so em- ployed. Major R. H. Cliolaiiondeley, formerly of Condover Hall, and late of the Royal Innis- killing Fusiliers, and 1st V.B. K.S.L.I., is appointed a recruiting officer. Captain H. C. Meredith, Shropshire Yeo- manry, of Marton Hall, Baschurch, has been appointed acting-major while attached to I Leicester Yeomanry. Sec.-Lieut. Arthur Roland Wynn, Mont- gomery Yeomanry, second son of the late Hon. C. Wynn of Rilg, Corwen, is transferred to the Welsh Guards. Sec.-Lieuts. (tempy. Lieuts.) G. W. S. Sparrow, K.S.L.I., of AlUrighton Hall, and H. C. Thursby-Pelham, K.S.L.I., of Cound, have been gazetted tempy. Captains under date November 15. Captain è. F. Thomas, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, son of Mr. W. H. Thomas, School Vouse, Wattlesboroi lias been given his majority. Educated at Welshpool County School and Aberystwyth College, Major I Thomas, who i.s at present home recovering from an attack of trench fever, was mentioned J in despatches last April. J Sec.-Lieut. E. H. I^armer, Montgomery-' shire Yeomanry, of Welshpcol, has relin- quished the temporary rank of lieutenant on alteration in posting. Tempy. Lieut. F. N. Pryce, R.W.F., son of Mr. T. Pryce, Welshpool, has been gazetted j to a staff lieutenancy in Class C. Mr. C. B. Williams, son of Alderman C. 'E. Williams, Oswestry, has been gazetted to a second lieutenancy in the Royal Welsh Fufii- liers, and has taken up duty at Litherland Camp.
Particulars are published of an important I Treement between the Government and the I 11 Miiilgamated Society of Engineers. It pro- ides that all members not now fully engaged, j or at any time hereafter ceasing to be fully l engaged, shall enrol as War Munition Volun- teers, and that the provision of skilled mech- anics for the army will in future be made by I the Ministry of Munition*,
LOCAL MILITARY HONOURS
LOCAL MILITARY HONOURS. At Buckingham Palace, on Saturday, the King received John Victor Higginson, R.W.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Higginson, The Hollies, Knockin, and decorated him with the Military Cross, awarded him on July 5 for gallantry and devotion to duty in the field. His Majesty, it was announced in a Supplement to the London Gazette" lgst week, has been graciously pleased to approve of the appointments of the following local officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their gallantry and dt. i rotion to, duty in the Field: J D.S.O. a Second-Lieutenant (temporary Captain) ERIC ij GWYN JAMES. K.S.L.I. < He personally superintended with great skill all arrangements for two attacks on the enemy, and was dangerously wounded. Captain FRANCIS LONGUEVILLE. M.C., Coldstream Guards, youngest son of Mr. T., Longueville, Llauforda, Oswestry. Ho commanded his company with great determination throughout the fight. When the ifrst: obiective was taken he collected men and led the leading wave through an intense barrage to the second objective. [It was in this fialit that Brigadier-General J. V. Camp- bell. Broomhall, Oswestry, rallied the 'Cold- streamers with his hunting bornl. Temporary-Lieutenant FREDERICK WIL. LIAM RHODES, K.S.L.I., a member of the staff of Harper-Adams Agricultural College, when war broke out. When his battalion was held up, he organ- ized a party and rushed a battery of enemy guns, capturing four officers and 20 other ranks, as well as four field guns. He displayed the.. greatest courage and initiative throughout. MILITARY CROSS. The King has been pleased to • confer the Military Cross in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field, on the fof- lowing local officers and warrant officers:- Second-Lieutenant WILLIAM AUGUSTUS FITZGERALD LANE FOX-PITT, Welsh Guards, son of Colonel and Mrs. W. A. Fox Pitt of Presaddfed, Anglesey. When commanding the left company of a line holding a position, he succeeded in get- ting into touch with troops on his left and establishing connections all through. His company was not only heavily shelled, but was fighting continuously at close quarters for 24 hours, and inflicted heavy loss on the enemy. Lieut. ERNEST ROBERT VIVIAN LLOYD, Canadian Infantry, only son of the late Mr. R. E. Lloyd, solicitor, Ellesmere. When his company officers had become casu. alties, he led his company with great courag and determination. He set a fine example o initiative and coolness. Second-Lieutenant (temporary Captain) 1 O YkMSrR i CURTIS GARNONS WILLIAMS, South Wales Borderers. x, He led his company with great gallantry in the attack. He showed a fine example to his men, and kept them well in hand. He vvas wounded. ? Lieutenant (temporary Captain) EDG*R VICTOR THOMAS ALEXANDER SPI^ R.S.L.I. He personally conducted and posted ad- vanced posts, showing marked courage and initiative. The information sent in from his personal reconnaisanoe was of the greatest value. Temporary Second-Lieutenant (temporary Lieutenant) WILLIAM OLIVER THOMAS, R. W.F.. son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas. Newry Fawr, Holyhead. He carried out a long reconnaissance and obtained most valuable information. He has I j shown great courage and determination. «» throughout the operations. Temporary Captain GODFREY TURNER, K.S.L.I. He showed great gallantry throughout. He exposed himself with absolute disregard for his own safety in order to make certain of t good defence. He set. a. fine example to hii own men and to those of other units. uaptain (temporary Major) WILLIASf CHARLES BAMFORD WILLIAMS, R.W.F. who is well known in Denbigh, being the elde. son of Mr. Thomas Williams, Llewesog Hall, Denbigh: and an old Shrewsbury boy. He is a partner m the firm of Messrs. William Williams and Co., Liverpool. He, in spite of many casualties, in his com- pany, showed great skill and determination in consolidating a, fire trench under very heavy fire. 9109 Company Sergeant-Major OUSTAVL STANLEY ELDRED DENYER, K.S.L.I. When all the officers of his half-company had become casualties, he led his mnacroj the open with great dash and captured the enemy first trench. Later, he organised a bombing party and drove off two machine- guns which -WArp enfilading the position. 940& C.-S.-Maior GfiORGE FURBER, K.S.L.I. He displayed Splendid courage and leader- ship. Although several times knocked over, by shells, he went back under very heavy fire to collect supports. His very gallant action I undoubtedly saved the situation. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL. This medal has been awarded to the follow- ing non-commissioned officers and men of the regiments as set forth:— K.S.L.I.: Bergt. H. Beeston, Sergt. W. Dixon, Corpl. R. J. Lloyd, Lance-Corpl, E, LoCkley, Sergt. E. R. Osborne, Lance-Corpl. G. Sheldon, and Sergt. J. R. Morgan. R. W.F.: Pte. D. Party and Pte. E. 0. Wil. liams' (Rhosllanerchrugog). MILITARY MEDAL: I- .I This medal has been awarded to the under- mentioned K.S.L.I.—Pte. W. Ashton, Pte. E. Barber, I Pte. A. Batting, Pte. W. Buckley, Lance-CorpL (acting Sergeant) H. E. Bufton, Pte. W. Corbett, Lance-Corpl. G. Navies, Corpl. D. Jones, CorpL W. J. Lewis, Pte. W, Longworth, Corpl. V. Malt, Pte. W. Matthews, Bugler W. J. Melson, Pte. C. H. Morgan, Lance-Corpl. W. Nash, Sergt. J. O'Leary, Pte. E. Parry, Pte. E. Pryce, Lance-Corpl. T. W. Purslow, Pte. F. Stevenson, v Corpl. W. T. Thornton, Pte. F. Wayne, and Pte. H. Wellens. R.W.F.—Pte. J. R. Ballard, Corpl. F. Bat- tersby, Pte. A. W. Cox, Pte. B. J. Dye, Pte. R. Hall, Pte. R. Hardihg, Laxice,.Corpl. R. E. Jones, Sergt. J. Mills, Pte. T. T. Oliver, Lance- Corpl. J. M. Price, Pte. L. S. Rogers, Pte. D. Watters and Sergt. F. J. Wright. Welsh Guards.-Corpl. Ivor Jones, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Gethin Jones, Red House, Llanidloes.
'—'——— "————' Lord French, inspecting Volunteers at Northampton, Nottingham and Sheffield, on Saturday, referring to t4 i equipment of the corps, said the attention jf the infantry sol- dier must be no longer Confined to the rifle, but must extend to the grenade and the mwbine gun.