Collection Title: Llangollen advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal (1860-1893)
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MILITARY CROSS. Lieut. L E. Sheldon, 5th (attached l/4th) Shrop. L.x.. son of Mr. A. Sheldon, Upton I Magna, and previous to the war on staff at Lloyds Bank, Shrewsbury For conspicuous gallantry and resource. Before a raid he made four reconnaisanoos under machine-guy and sniper's fire. He led the- raiding party with great skill, capturing five prisoners and a machine-gun. The success of the enterprise was due to his careful preparation and deter- mined leadership." Temp. Lieut. R. C. Lawton Roberts, 7th Batt. Shropshire Light Infantry, youngest on of Dr, and Mrs. Lawton Roberts, Ruabon. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He led his company suc- cessfully through thick fog to their objective, and later repulsed a counter attack. Again next day, he advanced and consolidated his position. He set a fine example to his men. The gallant officer has seen much strenuous service since he entered the Army. I t MILITARY MEDAL. Sergeant Fred Dyment, R.F.A., of 1, Chester Road, Buckley, for conspicuous con- duct and devotion to duty on the battlefield. J He is the twelfth Buckley man to win this decoration. 1j i BAR TO THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER. "T 1 I "I ￼ k, Commander liugn seymour, ij.z.u n,i'1 a kinsman of Lord Harlech. For the gallant and able manner in which he conducted con- tinuous and difficult Clearances of mines. He was awarded the D.S.O. in January, 1917. for 1 bravery and devotion to duty in mine sweep- ) ing operations. A.R.A. Sergt. John Evison, M.M., Green Cottages, Ruabon, has also won the D.C.M. and now the A.R.A. medal. Sergt. Evison has been in the Army since April, 1915, and through j his gallant conduct has won for himself these coveted distinctions while in France. He is the youngest son of the late Mr. and Ailr. Evi- j son, Wynnstay Park, Ruabon.
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.————— Military Appointments. I Bt.-Maj. (tem. Lt.-Col.) R.E.A. Viscount Feilding, C.M.G., D.S.O., C. Gds., Spec. j Res., is gazetted A.A.G. from an A.A. and Q.M.G., Nov. 15. He is the eldest son of the Earl of Denbigh, and married a daughter of Mr. F. E. Harding, Old Springs, Market Drayton. I, Maj. G. H. Gwyther, D.S.O., R. Welslh Fus., is gazetted to command the 2nd Batt. Shrops. L.I. Volunteer Force, Nov.' 14. Maj. S. D. Price-Davies, Welsh D.A.C., of MarrÜl gton Hall, Chirbury, relinquishes lis I commission on account of ill-health contracted on active service, and is granted the rank of .Iietit.-col., Dec. 14. I Capt. (Bt.-Maj.) R. Richards, M.C., 4th j Bn. R.W.F., youngest son of Mr. R. S. Rich- I ards, Glasc-oed, Llangollen, is seconded for I tliit.x, nsi trlif And Ormr.. No 12 Convalescent Depot, Oct., 19. He was mentioned in des- 4 patches in January, 1916. Temp. Capt. C. F. K. Mainwaring, of Ote- ley, Ellesmere, resigns his commission and is granted permission to retain his rank, Dec. 13. Lieut. B. W. Blower, 4th Baftt. Shrops. L.I., son of Ald. B. Blower, Shrewsbury, is seconded for service with the K.A.F., Nov. 14. Sec-Lieut. W. P. Kenyon, M.C., R. W.F., son of Capt. E. A. Kenyon. Burn ell ouse; Shrewsbury, and nephew of Mr. R. Lloyd Ken- yon. Pradoe, is gazetted lieut., Nov. -1. Mr. C. R. Benwell is gazetted temp. sec.-It. with the 5th Batt. R.W.F. Volunteer Force, Nov. 8. Sec.-Lieut. D. C. Ellison, Labour Corps, ig gazetted captain (acting rank), as from Oct. 9, Capt. Ellison, who is a liolder of the Mons Star," is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellison, Morton, and has served in France since 1914. Soon after the outbreak of the war, he enlisted in the 1/10th Livernool Scottish Regiment, and after a few weeks' training, was sent to the western front with his regiment which assisted in holding the Allied lines in 1914. Ha was subsequently transferred to the Ammunition Column, 58th Battery R.G.A., to which he was attached till August, 1917, when he gained his commission in France.
The .Executive of the National Union of Railwtymen has appointed Messrs. Matthews, Jackson, Charleton, Law, 4rid Henderson, of the Executive, together with 1110 president (Mr. C. T Cramp, of Sheffield^ and Mr. J. ii. i Thomas, general secretary, t
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r- M i n r s' Lamp s I I Miners' Lamps. I THE PENALTY OF BEING TOO LATE, I I IMPORTANT CASE AT WREXHAM I } COUNTY COURT. i At Wrexham County Court, on Thursday, before His Honour Judge Bryn Roberts, Arthur Wakefield and three other colliers sued the Bersham Colliery Company for 12s. 4d.. each, minimum wage, due to the refusal of the Company to issue lamps to them, whereby they were unable to work. Mr. Wynn Evans appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Acton for the defendants. Arthur Wakefield, 11, Stanley-road, Pon- key, contractor at Bersham Colliery, said he had 12s. 4d. minimum wage. On September 23rd (Mond-ay) he went to work and got to the lamp room at five minutes to six. The other three plaintiffs, Leighton, Williams and Pritchard, were with him. Two men from Rhostyllen were near the lamp room and the window wa9 closed. He went to the side door and asked for a lamp, but the man said. "No," and when he asked for the reason the man said the under-manager had given him orders to close the window at 5.55 a.m. Witness asked why this morning any more than any other morning?" and the man gave j no reason, but said he was obeying orders. There was no specified time for closing the window. He was not aware if there was an hour fixed for ceasing the issue of lamps. They all started home, and when about 100 yards from the colliery they heard the six o'clock hooter. Witness had previously h%d his lamp ￼ after six o'clock. There was a notice at the colliery three months ago saying that no lamps would Jae issued after 5.55 a.m., but i lamps had been given out after six o'clock. I The previous day witness had his lamp at 5.30. Cross-examined—Witness had been working s a.t the colliery five years. The hooter went at six o'clock, and he was supposed to be down j the pit.. TOO LATE. I John William Jones, 6. bp ring road, Utios- tyllen, Joseph William Leighton, Charles- street, Ponkey, Richd. Pritchard, 25, Austra- lia-lane, Pankey, and John Hughes, 28, Church-street, Rhostyllen, gave corroborative evidence as to the time of arrival and refusal of the lamps. Roger Williams, 10, Bryn Gardden, Rhos, secretary to the Colliery Lodge, said he knew of the dispute regarding the closing of the lamp room. There had been some ill-feeling, and he had seen the manager on two or three occasions. He had asked him the reason why the lamps were not given out that morning, but had received no specific reply. OFFICIAL EXPLANATION. J Mr. Aston said that under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1903, they were flowed 60 minutes in which to lower the men, and since that date, to meet the convenience of the men, the Company had made a rule that the lamp room woul(l. be opened at 5 a.m. and closed at 5.55 &.m, Plaintiff's witnesses had given evidence in a very straight-forward manner, but it approved that they knew the lamp-room closed at five minutes to six. Arthur Williams, one of the head htmp-men at the Colliery, said that on the morning in question the lamp room was opened at 5? o'clock anJ closed. at nve, minutes to six,which had been the system for years. As soon as he closed the shutters he went outside and saw some men there, but there was no one by J the window when the- shutters were closed. He told them they could not have lamps, as it had. turned five minutes to six. Richd. Cotton, another head lamp-man. said he looked at his watch at 5 o'clock and com- pared it with the colliery hooter and found it correct. He looked at his watch again at five minutes to six, and then closed the shutters, which was the usual practice. 1Ÿlr, Henrv Brown, manager of the colliery, said in the case of breakdowns to trams they had to make an exception, because that would niea'i i>< or 150 men being away at one time. Mr. Wynn Evans contended that his clients were entitled to their day's wages, inasmuch as they all arrived at the pit at seven, six or five minutes to six at the latest. I His Honour said he was perfectly satisfied I that the men were late, and gave judgment i I for the defendant Company. I
I LLANGYNOG I
I LLANGYNOG. I RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS.-The Council ssch ools, which have. been closed for many weeks I owing- to severe influenza, were re-opened last week with a very poor attendance. During the I pasc five weeks one scholar, the school cleaner, and five ex-scholart have died. FUNERAL.—The funeral of Mr. John Lloyd, Brynawel, took place on Tuesday week at Pen- nant Churchyard. The Rev. W. L. Evans and Wynn Williams officiated at the house, and the Rev. R. Roberts, rector, in the churchyard. Mr. Lloyd was 76 years of age, and had been ailing for a long time. He was for years head game- I keeper under General Gough at Liechweddy Gaul Hall, but reitired some years ago.
UNIVERSITY OF WALES POLL. The result of the poll in the National University of Wales will be declared, at the Shirehall, Shrewsbury, on Saturday. Counting begins ￼ a, 9.30..
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I ^muting JV^ointmenls. I .1 vvv SIR W. W WYNN'S HOUNDS will meet Monday, Dee. 28. -Broughton, Saturday, Dec. 28.—Garden. Meet at 11 o'clock. SOUTH SHROPSHIRE HOUNDS. will W, tt I Friday, Ca. 20.-Westbury. Meet at H o'clock. I THE TANAT SIDE HARRIERS 1 will m'.et Friday, Dec. SO.—AIort&n Bridge. II >iQpduy, Dec. 23.—West Felton. Meet at 11 o'clock. I OSWESTRY GARRISON FOOT BEAGLES I will meet Saturday, Dec. 21-Llanfechain Station. (11 miles from Camp). Thursday, Dec. 26.—Drenewydd Wood. Saturday, Des. 28-Kenwick, near Eliesmero. (7 miles from Camp). Meet at 12 noon.
National Union of Women Workers
National Union of Women Workers. MEETING AT WREXHAM. j A meeting of the local branch of the above took place at the Guildhall, on Thursday, when the Mayoress (Mrs. L. B. Rowland) presided. She waa supported among others by Miss Allington Hu&hea, Miss Pugh Jones (Llangollen), Mrs. Ogwen Jones, Preswylfod (hon. aeo.) and Miss Howell Daviee, hon. treasurer. The Mayoress said that since the last meeting they had lost a valuable member through tht, deat h of li rl-. Oxeoffre- death of Mrs. Geoffrey Williams, who repre-I sente.d St. Giles's Home on that committee. She was a real worker, and perhape overdid hGr | strength by the amount of effom. she put in dur- ing the war. She proposed that their sincere sympathy be sent to Dr. Geoffrey Williams and his two little dhildren in their terrible loss. Thi& Nvw carried in the usual way, the mem- bere standing. The Mayoress said this wae the first annual meeting held. It had been on the whole a ffirly satisfactory year, and although they had not dooe great deal of work they had been feeling their way. It was better to learn to walk before they ran, butt she now thought they were in form for running, and they would have much to do I now the war was over. There was the educa- tion of the women. It was appalling in many places how vdry ignorant they were concerning matters with which they should have been con- r&reant, and they took no interest in the Gov&rn- ment of the country. There would be the de- mobilisation question to meet; and they did not want girls who had found desirable work to drift back to idle, shiftless lives again. (Applause). Mrs. Ogwen Jones then read the minutes and report, which were considered satisfactory. Arising out of the report was the matter of opening a. creche, and Mrs. Aston said that no progress had been inade in regard to it owing to the difficulty of. obtaining a suitable building. Otherwise they were quite ready to atwrt. It was pointed out that the Ministry of Muni- tions had been prepared to bear some of the ex- Dense. but that of course would not now be the I case.— It was decided to confer with the Child j Welfare Committee on the subject. With regard to the communal kiltchen the Mayoress said tihe difficulty of ending a building, had also been the drawback here, and now there j was a likelihood of a conclusion of food control, She did not think thaore was any need for it. The Mayoress then referred to the question of I munition girls' clubs, of which she said tihere were two in the town, one at Messrs. Powell's and the other in connection with the National Shell Factory, and she would not like to feel that these were to be given up. She visited the Depot Club recently and was greatly impressed by the number of happy boys and girls present, who were very well behaved and who were thor- oughly enjoying themselves. It was in charge of Miss Scott, who had a charming personality and in,fluence over .them. and it would be a great pity if it had to be given up. It was suggested that the Y.W.C.A. might be prepared to do something in the matter. The Mayoress said that it WM not quite clear vet as to what was to become of the depot, which might yet be utilised as a factory that would provide employment for a number of these girls. It was decided to form a committee to discuss the question. Miss Alliwglton Hughes then reported on the Harrog-ate conference which she attended. There were present all sorts of shades of opinion, in- cluding political, social and religious, and it was I decided to call themselves the National OounciJ of Women. The maltter of women patrols was discussed and proved very interesting. The difficulty of women, regarding the naturalisation abroad, was dealt with. and it was pointed out that if a man abroad committed an offence he could go to a. British consul and be tried by a I British court of justice, but women had to be tried by a native court, and that was one of the ¡ things they wished to alter. (Hear, hear). Miss Pugh Jonee, who also attended ttie con- ference, -dealt in an interesting manner with that portion of the proceedings which concerned en- i gineering and agriculture. j A successful meeting closed with the custom- ary vote of thanks. t
More Coal Probable I
More Coal Probable. I THE MINERS' RETURN. I The flow of miners recently released from I military service in France, which started, re- cently, has now become considerable. It was still further increased by the end of last week, railway transport in France having be- come easier. But as the men are all to have a short period of leave, and the Christmas holidays are near at hand, ifris unlikely that the output will be materially improved before the middle of next month. The stocks of coal for domestic consump- tion, owing mainly to the interruption of work at the mines caused by the armistice celebra- tions and the prevalence of influenza, are now dangerously low. It is therefore essential that the strictest economy should be exercised I for the next few weeks. After the third week in January it is hoped that the situation will be considerably eased.
I I Mons Hero Honoured
-— I Mons Hero Honoured. INTERESTING GATHERING AT j| LLANSANTFFRAID. On Monday night a presentation took Ce 1 to Private Edward Jones, Jubilee Terrace, Llan- santffraid, consisting of war savings t-ertifioatei, a beautiful marble timepiece, with a suitable in- scription, together with an album containing a, list of subscribers, Pte. Jones was married on October 29, and the presentation was designed by the parishioners and others to recognise the happy event and also to mark appreciation of his great sacrifice for lil* country. Pte. Jones was a reservist of the Scots Guards at the com- mencement of the war, and a member of the first B.E.F. to France. He took part in many en- gagements, was wounded in December, 1914, taken prisoner, cruelly treated and medically neglected, losing one eye and having one foot amputated. The Vicar, the Rew. T. H. Lloyd, presided at the meeting, whioh was thoroughly representative, and was held at the National Schools. In an inspiring address he detailed the achievement of Pte. Jones. Addresses were also delivered by Lieut. Col. Meredith (an Ex-Guards- man) and Mr. R. C. Jones, The Shop. The presentations were made by Miss Lloyd, Vicar- age, MnJ. Meredith and Mrs. Cumberland.—Pte. Jones, who was received with rounds of cheers, suitably acknowledged the handsome gifts, and the generous spirit that prompted the donors. Musical items (given by Mrs. Meredith and Miss Harbridge) were greatly appreciated. Mr. Evans, stationmaater, assisted by Mr. Oldfield, Performed the secretarial work, and the school had been decorated by Mrs. Oldfield and Mrs. Evans, Station House, with flags, etc.
Major Sidonio Paes, president of the Portu- J guese Republic, has been assassinated. J I
Demobilisation and Labour Resettlement
Demobilisation and Labour Resettlement, NORTH WALES ACTIVITIES. A meeting of the Wrexham Local Advisory Committee was held at the Imperial Hotel, Wrexham, last week. under the chairmanship of Mr. Arthur E. Evans, Bronwylfa. The attend- ance included Major Hugh Peel, Bry^ypyc, io. Dresenting the War Office, Territorial Command., It was decoded to urge upon the Gcvernmt-'nV tiiiough the instrumentality of Lord Treoweu, Chairman of the Welsh Divisional Council of Local Advisory Committees, to forward without. delay particulars of the plans of reconstruction, in respect of large works in and about, the area of the Wrexham Committee, inasmuch as the committee are unable to grasp comprehensively the problems they have to deal with until they have a knowledge of tl-i.& reconstruction con- templated. The importarice of expediting ths opening of brick works, now use.d as munitions storages, was also included in the demand. It WM felt that in view of the hou?in? schemes ir* mediate definite action should be taken in oi:(f that the manufacture of bricks in large quanti- ties may be made possible. Mr. E. Lloyd Ed- wards. Ruabon, enumerated difficulties operating ajrainst brick manufacturers. At the. present time some brick works had scarcely any fuel in hand and itihe output was aggravated by continual shortage. The shortage of railway trucks was also a serious item, and in view of the plentiful supply of trucks in some other district's the scarcity in North Wales could not be satisfactor- ily accounted for. Consideration was given to the appointment of courts of referees to hear oasea of difference in connection with the pay- menit of out of work donation. It appears that claimants whose out of work payments are sus- pended have the right to appeal to such a court, composed of represcivatives of workpeople and employers. One of the chief functions of the court will be to decide on cases of refusal to ac- cept employment; rates of wages, venue of the work and length of the job, will play an import- a.nt pant in shaping their deliberations.—Mr. Harry Edwards, socret,&.ry of tihe Wrexham and District Trades and Labour Council, suggeated that since the panels of the Local Advisory Com- mitltee are of a r L-pre In' tI* Vo character they should form the panels for the courts of referees, to consider appeals within the area of the com- mittee, which embraces some hundreds of square miles. The question of represeIlltation of dis- charged sailors and soldiers' organisations on the committee was discussed, and it was decided that the Ministry of Labour should be asked to arrange for suitable representation.
1 HE ROLL OF HONOUR
1 HE ROLL OF HONOUR. OFFICERS DIED. Griffiths, Lieut. Hugh. R.E. Formerly assistant borough surveyor, Crewe, Qie-S of pneumonia at le Treporte Military Fos- 4tal, France, on Dec. 1. He was the youngaat survix ing son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Griffiths, 30, Albert Road, Oswestry, was educated at the Ccu3: i.[ Schools, and articied 'to Mr. Wynn Roberts, I.. -.e borough surveyor, Oswestry. On leaving he took up a.n appointment aa assistant under the borough sur- veyor of Crewe. He was called up in 1916, his commission as Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers this year, and went to France last September. N C.O'S, AND MEN KUAED. Foiiikes, Ilt, Theodore, -NI.G.C. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E,. Foulkes, Cross Greea, Berwick, Shrewsbury. Before enlistment he was employed at Corbett's; Perseverance Works,, Shrews- bury. DlKiX Harper, Pte. Thos. Harold, R. W.F. Youngest son of Mrs. Harper, Wyle Cop, Shrews- bury, and the late -)Ir.. Harper, formerly of Swan Hill Court. On outbreak of war he was a bandsman in the 4th K.S/L.I., "nd went out to the East on the Headquarter Staff of the 53rd Welail Division, proceeding to Gallipoli, where he landed on August 27, 1915, and after Its evacuation pro- ceeded to Egypt and, Palestine. Jones, Pte. H., R.A.F. The death took place on Thursday after a short) illness from influenza and pneumonia of Pte. Her- bert Jones, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Jones, 49, Mount Street, Welshpool. Pte. Jones who was formerly rural postman for Forien district, joined the Royal Air Force nearly four years ago, He leaves a widow. Roberts, Pte. Richard Lloyd, K.S.L.I. Son of Mr. R. E. 'Roberts, 2, Rock Terrace, Bethe&da, died while a prisoner of war on June 9 last. He joired the army on Jan. 24, 1916, and was taken prisoner on March 22, 1918. He was formerly employed on the staff of the London City and Mid- land Bazkk. Oswestry, and while there lived with Mr. Hignett, coai merchant. He is the third member of the bank staff to lose his life during the war. BICK. Rogers, Sapper W. H., R.E. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Shelf Bank, Oswestry, is in 31 British Stationary Hospital, Baghdad, Mes- opotamia, suffering from inflaroatiop in the eyes. Sapper Rogers, who only recently recovered from small pox, has been wounded twice in France. He joined the army at the outbreak of war.
LLANFYLLIN, RED GROSS.—A highly successful sale, organ- successful sa l e, orga- ised in connection with Our Day," was held at tha Town Hall, on Saturday evening. As a result of sales, draws and bidding for surplus articles, a sum of JB53 was realised. OBITUARYThe death of Mr. John Daviea, 3. Narrow-street, occurred on Thursday, at the age of 58, following an. attack of bronchitis and asthma. Mr. Davieg was employed for some years at Caeau Gwynedd and latterly by Dr. E. M. Watkins. The funeral was at the Public Cemetery, on Monday, thë" officiating ministers being the Rev. O. T. Davids, D. Morris and. J* H. Richards. -————— ——————
Mr. John Griffiths, the distinguished artist, whose death was recently announced, was born at Llanfair Caereinion in 1837, and spent .much of his younger days with his unclei the late Mr, Griffiths, the New add, Llanfair. After his return from India he lived for a time at Gwerydd, Manafon. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff presided at a conference in Shrewsbury, on Tuesday afternoon, of repres-entativel, of edueation authorities from all over Wales, called further to consider the scheme for the future govern- ment of the University of Wales, and also in support of the question of rate-aid íJr local authorities. Amendments to the scheme mak- ing for the staffing of local authorities on the Court of the University were earxied, and it was agreed to refer the amended reheire back to the authorities, and to hold a further con- ference in t regard to the rate aid question. Sir Harry Reichel and Mr. William George, brother to the Premier, Mr. Richard Jones, Chairman of the Montgomeryshire Education Committee, and other prominent Welshmen were present