Collection Title: Llangollen advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal (1860-1893)
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BORDER HONOURS. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER. Lieut.-Col. Morgan Morgan-Owen, son of Mr. T. Morgan-Owen, LLwynderw, Llandi- nam, gained the honour at Cambrai. Li-eut.-Col. Gethin Morgan-Owen, son of Mr. T. Morgan-Owen, Llwynderw, Llandi- ttam, gained the honour for distinguished. services at Kut and Bagdad. His brother, Lieut. Gwrth Morgan-Owen. South Wales Borderers, was kihed some time ago. Lieut.-Col. John Bannerman, Royal War- wickshire Regiment, son of the late Mr. J. M. Bannerman, Llwyn Onn, Wrexham. MILITARY CROSS. Capt. John Shingler, Royal Welsh Fus., » eldest son of Mrs. J, H, Shingler, Ellesmere. DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, 18458 Corpl. J. 00 Roberts. R.W.F., O- westry. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in taking command of two platoons which had lost their officers, and leading them to their objective with great courage and determination. On the way he cap- I tured an enemy strong-point, and success- fully dealt with an enemy post on his flank which was hampering the advance of another unit. He displayed sound judg- ment and admirable ladership. MILITARY MEDAL. 4147 Pte. W. J. P. Morris, H.A.C., Welsh- pool. 1967? Sergt. C. Xewland, B.A.M.C., Wrex ham. Gunner Ward,, stepson of Mr. Williaiii Stuart, Caer Estyn, Caergwrle, for gallantry and coolness in action. Before the the he forked as a collier. Pte. Harold S. Evans R.W.F., aged 19, son of Mr. S. Evans, Ty Issa, Glyn Ceiriog, for conspicuous bravery in rescuing the wounded while in action in France. Previous to join- ing the forces he worked at Chirk Castle Gardens. He was called up in January, 1917. and lefc for France the following May. LADIES' WORK IN HOSPITALS. The following names ha.ve been brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for valu- able services rendered in connection with the establishment, maintenance and administra- tion of hospitals:— Barnert, Mrs. Margaret, Essex House Hospi- tal, Church Stretton, Salop. Berners, Mrs. Laura Gertrude, Roseneath Hospital, Wrexham. Cholmondeley, The Marchioness of, Higgens- field Hospital, Malpas. Corbet, The Hon. Mrs. Reginald (Katherine), Raven House Hospital, Adderley, Market Drayton. Corbett, Miss Helen, Worfield Hospital, Eridgnorih. Donaldson-Hudson, Mrs. Muriel, Cheswar- dine Hospital, Market Drayton. Ethelston. Mrs. Ruth Frances, The Bolling Hospital, Malpas. Greaves, Mrs. Constance Mary, Wern Hospi- tal. Portmadoc. jGrosvenor, The Lady Arthur, Eaton Hail Hospital, Chester, and Oakfields, Upton, Chester. Headlam, Mrs. Margaret, Quarry Place Hos- pital, Shrewsbury. Heathcote, Hon. Mrs. (Evelyn), Cottage Hos- pital, Market. Drayton. Hughes, Miss Charlotte, St. John's Hospital, Shrewsbury. Jebb, Mrs. Georgina, Leintwardine Hospital, SrÚop. Kennedy, Mrs. Mary, Lodge Hospital, Lud- low. Kenyon-Slaney, The Lady Mabel, Hatton Grange Hospital, Shifnai, Salop. Lambert, Mrs. Henrietta, Broughall Cottage Hospital, Whitchurch, Salop. Lea-Jones, Mrs. J. E., Manoel House Hos- pital, Llanidloes. Mainwaring, Mrs. Mary, Trimpley Hall Hos- pital, Ellesmere, Salop. Price-Davies, Mrs. Ethel, Broadway House Hospital, Churchstoke, Montgomeryshire. Ridlev Thomas, Mrs. Lavina, Ardmillan Hos. pital, Oswestry.
Military Appointments. Bt. Lt.-Col. (temp. Brig.-Gen) Montague Leyland Hornby, C. M. G., D.S.O.. of The Bank House, Ticklerton, Church Stretton, retired pay Indian Army, is gazetted. Lt.-Col. on the half pay list, Nov. 24, 1917. He married Harriet Millicent, daughter of Major Corbett-Winder, of Vaynor Park, in 1902. Temp. Sec.-Lieuts. P. E. Hunt and C. J. Derington-Turner, Shropshire Reserve Vol- unteer Force, are gazetted temp. Lieuts., Dec. 28, 1917. Temp. Sec. Lieuts. J. E. L. Griffiths, W. R. Williams, C. P. Yearsley, G. H. Perrott, E. R. Horsfail-Turner, D. C. Evans, M.C., ,W. H. Price and A. L. Onslow, of the Mont, gomety Reserve Volunteer Force, are gazetted temp. Lieuts., Dec. 1, 1917. Temp. Sec. Lieut. J. M. Davies, M.C., Serving Battalion, R.W.Fus., relinquishes the acting rank of captain, Dec. 23, 1917. Mr. F. H. Potts is gazetted temp. See. Lieut. in- the Shropshire Volunteer Force, Dec. 29, 1917. Mr. Alfred P. Harrison, of Port Hill, Shrewsbury, one of the assistant masters at Wem Grammar School, has just received his appointment as Captain of the Cadet Corps attached to that school.
THE NORTH SHROFF IRE HOUNDS
THE NORTH SHROFF IRE HOUNDS will meet Friday, February 8 High Ercall (11.0) SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUND& will meet Saturday, Feb. 9th, Sarn (11.0) Monday, February 11 Bangor (11.0) Wednesday, February 13 Gobowen (11.0) Saturday, February 16 Aldersey (11.0) THE TANAT SIDE HARRIERS will meet Saturday, February 9 Llanymynech (110) Tuesday, February 12 Pool Quay (11.80)
John L. Sullivan, the famous pugilist, nas lied in America.
OUR WOUNDED SOLDIERS
OUR WOUNDED SOLDIERS. MADAME RINA ROBINSON I HELPS THE HOSPITALS Madame Rina Robinson, of Shrewsbury, gave a round of musical and social Events in the borough on Jan. 31, and over the week end, the entire profits from which go to Mr. Wm. Swire, as hon director of the Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospitals for thqo county. Madame Rina Robinson in this foilowed up the most successful concerts she gave in aid of the wounded soldiers' hospitals a year ago, but on this occasion went further by being at infinite pains to give some fine musical ir-eats to the wounded in the wards of several of the military hospitals in Shrewsbury and the district. Mr. Hubert H. Salt. of Shrews- bury, was the leader of the excellent orchestra that was "such a feature of the con- The arrangements for the whoie in- volved an enormous amount of preparation, and this in the main fell on Madame Rina Robinson herself, who had the able assistance on the business side of Mr. Oscar Rowlands, of Shrewsbury, to whom great praise is due for the smoothness with which all the details of the festival worked. A beginning was made with two grand concerts in the Alington Hall at Shrewsbury School on Thursday, There were large and thoroughly appreciative audiences. Madame Robinson conducted the ladies' choir and con- tributed herself in solo and duet to the pro- gramme. The principal pianist was Miss Frances Hefford Cocking, L.R.A.M., a member of the Society of British Composers. Miss Cocking, as well as her pianoforte solos which were brilliantly executed, did the bulk of the accompanying at both concerts and the ii?u,ic of -Al?-i d .aiiie l?' music of Mad.ame Rina Robinson's three prettiest songs of the afternoon was by Miss Cocking. The other accompanist was Miss Irene Reed, of Shrewsbury, I whose playing was quite excellent, and in addition she gave a nice rendering of the song The Vales of Arcady." The other artistes were: Mr. Hubert H. Salt (viola), Miss Annie Schoies; Miss Gertrude Lockwood, Mrs. Cooper High, Miss Irene Reed, Miss Dorothy Dudley, Miss Sylvia Shaw, Mrs. Tolson, Miss Nancy Beau- mont, Miss Dorothy Lockwood., Miss Phyllis j Midgley, Miss Olive Lewis, Miss May Forrest, | Miss Doris Timmis, Miss Luuam, Miss Wil- lianis, Mr. Humphrey Jones, Mr. Lea Axon, Dr. J. F. S. Magner and Mr. Oscar Rowlands. Mr. Humphrey Jones, of Shrewsbury, was encored for a fine performance of Gounod's recitation and air c. Lend me your aid with orchestral accompaniment. Miss Phyllis Midgley, who presented Mad.ame Rina Robin- son during the evening with a pretty bouquet of red and pink carnations, sang in beautiful voice and with pleasant ease and charm. Another pretty song which was given with fine clearness of enunciation was At my" "indow (Parker), by Miss Dorothy Dudley; Miss Sylvia Shaw, of Shrewsbury, was also successful in her songs. Amongst the maie singers, Dr. Magner, Mr. Oscar Rowlands and Mr. Lea Axon, of the Shrewsbury A.P.C., were all exceptionaLy good. Charmingly, rendered songs were given by Miss Olive Lewis, Miss G. Lockwood, and Miss Annie Seholes. Mr. Hubert Salt gave several viola solos. Mrs. Cooper High joined Madame Rina Robinson in the duet But tell me, speak again" from "The Ancient Mariner," and these enjoyable and representative pro- ] grammes closed with Elgar's The Snow," by the ladies' choir. On Friday Madame Rina Robinson's party gave a delightful matinee musicale at St. John's V.A.D. Hospital, and again at Quarry Place V.A.D. Hospital. In the evening an enjoyable d-ance was arranged at St. Mary's Hall for the artistes and a number of friends, Mrs. David Wright, of The Shrubbery, made the arrangements, and the event was a great success. On Saturday a further musical matinee was given to the patients at the Baschurch Surgi- cal Home. The events concluded on Sunday- night with a sacred concert in the King's Hall.
I How Our Money GoesI
I How Our Money Goes. I Speaking in the House of Commons last 1 I week Mr. Herbert Samuel enumerated classes of new expenditure amounting altogether to I 196 millions a year. The principal items were Subsidy to cheapen bread, 45 millions. Subsidy to potato growers, 5 millions. Increase in the pay of soldiers and sailors. 65 millions. (Approving cheers from mem- bers). Increase to officers, 7 millions. (More cheers). t, Wages increases and bonuses to miners, 20 millions. Bonuses to munition workers, direct and in- direct, 40 millions. ) Bonus to railway workers, 10 millions. Bonus to Civil Servants, 3 millions, I Mr. Samuel said the cost of a private soldier, j was 40s. 6d. a week, including food, clothes and separation allowances. I}
r Oswestry Advisory CommitteeI
r Oswestry Advisory Committee. I I MINISTRY MAKES AMENDS. I We are glad to learn that the blunder of the Ministry of Labour in not fully calling- rhe members of the Cswe.r.ry Advisory Committee together, to which we referred last. week, has now been put, riwht. -Durinfr the past few days tho Ministry has written to the two members nomWiflltedhv the trades and labour council Mr. J. Bnrlow, Mayor of Oswestry, and Mr. W. B. Bell, secretary of the council), inform- ing- them of their appointment on the com- mittee. With regard to the ^presentation of agricul- tural labourers, who it was proposed should bo yopresftntod by Mr. Bull, we understand that. tho Ministry Tegrrd, Mr. Bell's appointment in that capacity as noit 'ulfilline the requirements of j tha Ministry, aa it, is. necessary that the labourers should be represented by one of themselves. Tha Oswestry Trades ani labour Council are thw»- fore asked to secure anotlier nomination more in accordance with the wishes of the Ministry of Labour, and the matter has been referred to Mr. Linnon', organiser of the Agricultural I afcourais' Union for Shropshire.
Official inquiry by ladies is being made I into the allegations of improper conduct on the part of the members of the W.A.A.C. in j France. I
I THE ROLL OF HONOUR I
I THE ROLL OF HONOUR. I [The Editor of th", Advertizer would be glad if relatives of offi t-rs ard men who fall or axe wounded in the &ervjc$> of the country would forward any biographical details in their Pos-o session, j ) OFFICERS. -i I I KILLED. I. I Tpng?, Lieutenant J. B. Street, Newtown, re- I MiM Nellie Worrall, Gas BtNiet, Newtown, re- I ceived lleW3 on Friday of the death in action, on December lb. of her fiancee, Lteut. Tonge, w ose home is at .Mancnester. t I 11 i I N.C.O,S,AND WIEN. :I I KIL 1ED. j IJobiii, Pt»'. William. K.S.L.I. Jfrs. Hobin Xew Park Street, Castie Fields, Shrewsbury", has received the sad news of the death in action of her husband, Pte Hobin. He joined up in 1914, proceeded to the Far East and eventually J went to France in, July 1917. Prior to enlistment he wa3 in the ebploy of Messrs. Singleton and Cole, I tobacco manufacturers, Shrewsbury. His Command- 1 ing Officer writes: I wish to say how sorry all the company were to lose such a good comrade and soldier as your late husband. He was killed by a shell in the trench, and was burried by his com- j rades near to where he died. Please accept the sincere condolences and sympathy of the whole com. pany in your great loss." Rowells, Pte. William E., King's Shropshire L.I. Pte. Howells, aged 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howells, Knockin Heath, Kinnerley, was killed by a shell in the front-line trenches on January 20. He went out to France in June, 1916. He was formerly in the employ of Dr. n. E Mortis, was a member I of Kinnerley Church choir and respected by all who krew him. He is the tenth soldier from the parish who has fallen in the war. I Dill) OF WOUNDS. I I DIU) or woup, I fitinchcombe, Corp!. A. H., K.S.L.I., (l.i) Corpl &tinehcombe, ?n of Mr. A. E. Stinch- combe, NoMe Street, Wem, hg died of wounds re- ceived in action on the Western front. He mobil- ised with the Territorials oil August 4, 1914 and shortly afterwards proceeded with his unit to the Far East returning to France in July last. He was educated atWem Grammar School and was engaged in business with his father as a cabinet maker and joiner. He was a prominent local athlete, having won several medals for gymnastics and at Wem School sports. ¡ I DROWNED. I I Boyling. Gunner Frank, K.M.A. Gunner Boyling, third son of the late Mr. Thos. Boyling, Cemetery House, Ellesmere, lost his life under tragic circumstances during a blizzard in the North Sea on January 12. The chaplain, in a sympathetic letter to his widow, to whom he had only been married iust over a year, stated that his body had been recovered and laid to rest near the graves of many other heroes who, like himself, had died fit duty, Very shortly he would have com- j pleted 21 years service in the !Tavy. I SICK. i Clarke, Lance-Cpl. J. C. Royal Engineers. Lance-Corporal Clarke. is in Roseneath Hospital, Wrexham, having been invalided from France a second time. He was 'o'ue of old 4th R .W.F. whao went out to France, Nov. 5th 1914, and was invalid- ed in 1915, and was under long treatment. He was I afterwards transferred to the M.T.A.S.C., and then ( transferred to the Railway Troops, Rofal Engineers, i Lance-Corporal Clarke, has seen much service on the ? Western Front. Before the outbreak of war, he < was in the engineering deparment of the G W.R. Coy., and filled the following offices: W(-.rkn-,ct- z Representative on the Wrexham Infirmary Executive Committee and Samaritan Fund; President and I Trustee of the G.W.R. Engineering Depa wient, Wrexham Sick and Burial Society, Prewl,t if the N.U.R., Wrexham Branch, President of the West Ward Unionist Workingmen's Association, elected delegate by G.W.R. epghieering department employees on the deputation to the directors under the conciliation scheme of the Board of Trade. Grand Master of the Loyal Cambrian Lodge of I Oddfellows, Manchester Unity. Lance-Corpl. Clarke's home is at 6 Princess Street Wrexham. Davies, Trefonen Post Office has been in hospital Pte. D. T. Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Dalies, Trefonen Post Office has been in hospital at Salonika since Nov. suffering dysentery. Gregson, Trooper James C., Lancers. Trooper Gregson, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg- son, Welsh Walls, Oswestry, is in the University Col lege Hospital, Gower Street, London, suffering from trench feet. He joined the- Lancers in January, 1916, was wounded at Vimy Ridge April, 1917, and went to France again in December, 1917. Harper, Private Gerald. Pte. Harper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harper. Rox- burgh, Welshpool, has arrived in England and is in hospital In Birmingham. Malins, Pte. James, King's Shropshire Light Infty. Pte. Malins. eldest son of Mr. and Mrs Malins, tn, Stanley Street. Welshpool, is reported to be suffering from sickness in the Stationary Hospital, Rouen, France. Pte. Malins joined the army some years ago as a buglar and, being in the regular army, was sent to France during the early days of the war. Preece, Pte. Ted. Pte. Ted Preece, Leighton, who was wounded in the right arm at the second battle of Gaza, has ar- rived in England and is in hospital in Birmingham. Roberts, Pte. H., King's Shropshire L.I. Pte. R-obcrts, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Johji Roberts. Old Post Office House, Dudleston Heath, Ellesmere, is at present sick in Sherbourne hos- pital. He joined up two years last November, has been in India and on the Western front over twelve months. Williams, Pte. George, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Pte. Williams, Park Street, Newtown has been Invalided from France to a Middlesex hospital after an operation for appendicitis. He was ten montha in France and was with the R W.F. at the Suvla Bay landing. I MISSING. Charles, 1st Class stoker Joan, H-M.S.i'artrijge. Stoker Charles who was serving on board iT M S. Partridge, when it was sunk in action, is reported missing. He was previously employed at Cordon Mill, Wrexham. He has three motherless ehlaitn. Dyas, Sapper J. H., Royal Engineers. Mr. and Mrs. R. Dyas, Brunant, Builthy, Bausley Hill, received a telegram on January SO stating that their son, Sapper Dyas, aged 23, was believed to be among the inissing on board the transport which was torpedoed in the Mediterranean on Dec. 30. He was born and educated at Llandrinio, and-six years ago entered the service of the Cambrian Railways as an engine cleaner, and for a considerable- time had been on the footplate as a stoker. He joined the forces twelve months ago and was on the way to Egypt when the boat was torpedoed. MISSING BELIEVEJ> DROWNED. Lloyd Pte. Evan E. A.S.C.. Mrs. Lloyd, 4, Picton's row, Newtown, has r'CoHed news that her husband, Pte. Lloyd ts njl^S"i<5 and believed drowned. He joined the forces in May 1916, was trained at Isleworth College,, Londdn and left England or Dec. 1 for Egypt. He was formerly employed in the gardens at Dolerw. PRISONER OF WAR. ] Howe, Pte. A. H., King's Liverpool Rifles. ) 'Mr. Howe, Roft Street, Oswestry, has received the following letter from his son, Pte. Howe (who was reported mlcslnf in our issue ot Jaa. I) aid is now a prisoner of war in Germany: I daresay that by now you will have been informed that I am missing. On the 30th November the enemy attacked us and after a lot of hard fighting we were cap- tured. I am only slightly wounded, a piece of bomb in my arm and a piece in the neck. I am getting good treatment and shall be all right in two or three weeks. Apart from my wounds I am all right. You can write as often aa you like but I am only allowed to write two letters and four postcards per month. I am very comfortable in this camp so you will see there is 119 need for you to worry at all." Mainwaring, Able Seaman Percy, Able Seaman Mainwaring of It Dale Street, Wrexham, is a prisoner of war in Germany. He has » serve some months in France with a Naval Division, I and in a letter to his wife says that he is well and sound. ￼ DIED A PRISONER OF WAR. Evans, Pte. George, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. News has been received that Pte. Evans, Brook- side Cottage, Llandyssil, has died a prisoner of war in the hands of the Turks. He enlisted in the R. W .F. three years ago, and was captured by the Turks at the first battle of Gaut The news wat received in a letter from his chum who enlisted with him and had been with him constantly since. He stated that Pte. Evans had died of typhoid fever. He leaves a widow and four young children. j Pte. Evans is a son-in-law of Mrs. Breeze, 23, Gun- | grog Lane, Welshpool, i
MONTGOMERYSHIRE WAR AGRICULTURE
MONTGOMERYSHIRE WAR AGRICULTURE. Montgomeryshire War Agriculture Execu- I tive Committee met at Welshpool, on Monday, Mr. Forrester Addie presiding. I 'SIRWATKIX'S CONVICTION. Writing to acknowledge the resolution of thanks for his help in putting himself at the head of his tenants in a food, "offensive Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Lord Lieutenant, said he was firmly convinced that all persons I interested in land should do their utmost to I produce more food, and by example and ad- vice exhort others to do so. I TIMBER OR CORN. A letter written on behalf of Mr. Davies, 1 r. Davies, Neuaddlwyd, Abermule, ordered to plough 45 acres for corn, stated the timber was being hauled through one field, and it was a questioa of timber for the Government or corn. A re- quest was made that the order should be re- duecd to 40 acres. The Secretary said he had replied that the order cannot be varied., and that another field must be ploughed or the timber traffic di- verted.—The reply was approved of. I DILUTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF LABOUR. CAN PRISONERS BE DONE WITHOUT? I -lir, Richards raised the important ques- tion of distribution and dilution of labour. There were, in the county, about 400 men re- fused exemption subject to substitution, and the question of distribution should be con. sidered when the question of employing prisoners-of-war would be again dealt, with. By arranging a scheme they might be able to do without prisoner labour.—It was agreed to consider the question next week. I POWER OF ENTRY. 1. There was further discussion on the power, which has been conferred on committees, to enter upon land for the purposes of cultiva- tion in cases where the occupier cannot or will not do the work.—Mr. Dugdale and other members thought cases should be first report- ed to the Committee, and this was agreed to. I LOCAL INSPECTORS. [ The Executive Officer reported that during the week he had been putting the local in- I spectors to work. Mr. John Jones: The inspectors should start at Machynlleth at once. They are wanted. Mr. John They have not started there, be- I cause they were not allowed travelling ex. peases; Berriew committee decided to divid-e their district and appoint two inspectors at 30s. each.-The matter was left to Mr. John. LORD RHONDDA'S EVASIVENESS. "QUESTIONS UNASKED AND UNANSWERED." Mr. John presented a report of a conference addressed last Friday by Lord Rhondda and Mr. Prothero, which he, Mr. Richards and Mr. Williams attended. Mr. Richards described how Lord. Rhondda avoided "heckling" by promising to answer questions at the end of his speech, and then beat a strategic retreat with the questions un- asked and unanswered. The Chairman, Mr. Richards and Mr. Mey- rick Jones were deputated to draw up a memorandum embodying the points raised at a previous meeting iejative to butter and cheese making, with a view to submission .to the Board. The Machinery Committee presented a short list out of about 25 applicants for the thre'e posts of cultivation officer, and ap- pointments were mad-e as follows :-Welsh- pool district, Mr. Edward Davies, Cil, Ber- riew; Machynlleth district, Mr. E. M. Jones, Cwmpenllydan. The appointment for Llanfyllil1 district lay between Mr. James Pierce, Pantgias, Meifod, and Mr. D. C. Davies, Dolfor Hall, Llanfi- hangel, and it was agreed to interview them before making the appointment.
Salop Knights Templars
Salop Knights' Templars. A MEMORABLE CELEBRATION, The Kníghtls T..m:pl¡¡;of Shropshire at their recent meeting held in Shrewsbury celebrated the entry oif the British Anny into Jerusalem. | The Brekite, the ltc. Malcolm Scarlet Parry, expressed tihe hope that some lasting memorial i would be ereoted by the K.T. from all over the vorld During the evening the Rev. J. Allen Jones, vic-ar of Llanyblodwel. and Dr. Bullock of Oswestry and Col. Berrard St.. John Warren Haatiuifra were admitted under the banner of St. Chad Ppecaotory
I WFSTOR4 RHYN
I WFSTOR4 RHYN. RECENT (M.NLCFRT.-Ths name of Misa ■ Edniondson, Glyn WyQfa, Chirk, was inadvert- ently ,omitred from the lis- of artistes appear- ing- at Woiton Rhyn War Guild concert reported last week. RHOSYWliUKb. PARISH CHURCH.—A beautiiul memory tablet has been erecte d in this Church by Mrs. Thomae, Riverside, Newbridge, in memory at her tobusb=d. I