Wythnos/week 125: 22-28 Rhagfyr/December 1916

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Newyddion diflas o Landysul – bu farw Cyril Robinson, llanc 21 oed, o’r anafiadau a dderbyniodd yn y Somme. Cafwyd gwasanaeth coffa yn Aberystwyth i Preifat W.H. Jones a fu farw o dwymyn y cryd ar Ragfyr 1af.

Derbyniwyd y Groes Filwrol gan ddau ddyn â chysylltiadau â Sir Aberteifi,- Is-Gapten E.E. Thomas, cyn dderbynnydd arian ym manc Lloyds yn Aberteifi a Chapten Robert Neil sydd â chysylltiadau ag Aberystwyth.

Mae’r Cyd Bwyllgor Sefydlog yn derbyn mwy o geisiadau am drwyddedi . Daw’r rhain o Bwyllgor y Groes Goch yn Llanon; y Parch. TAP Davies, Ficer Llanychaearn; Mr E. J. Thomas, Cambrian House, Tregaron.

Ysgrifenna J. Islyn Jones i Preifat Tom Davies yn Ffrainc. Mae’n son am y tywydd gaeafol ac yn obeithiol bydd Tom yn derbyn y parsel a anfonodd ato yr wythnos flaenorol. Mae Gruffydd, brawd J. Islan Jones wedi listio ond nid oes newyddion arall o Gribyn. Mae wedyn yn cyfeirio at gais yr Almaen am heddwch ond nid yw’n credu fydd Lloegr yn cytuno i’r hyn fydd Yr Almaen yn debygol o ofyn amdano. Prin gall gredu fod heddwch yn agos.

Mae’r ‘Golofn Gymraeg’yn croesawu’r Ŵyl mewn barddoniaeth sy’n son am gyflwr y byd ac effaith y Rhyfel. Anogir pawb i fod yn llai gwastrafflyd dros yr Ŵyl ac i gofio am y bechgyn ar faes y gad.

Cyhoeddwyd bod Bathodynnau Rhyfel a thystysgrifau a roddwyd i ddynion di-grefft a lled-grefftus yn annilys a dylid eu trosglwyddo nol i’w cyflogwyr.

Sadly there is one loss recorded this week – that of 21 year old Cyril Robinson of Llandysul who has died of his wounds inflicted at the Somme. In Aberystwyth a memorial service is held for Private W.H. Jones who died from malarial fever on December 1st.

2 men with Cardiganshire connections have been awarded the Military Cross,- Lieutenant W.E. Thomas, formerly cashier at Lloyd’s Bank, Cardigan and Captain Robert Nevill who has connections with Aberystwyth.

Applications for permits are again received by the Standing Joint Committee. These are from the Red Cross Committee, Llanon; The Rev. T.E.P. Davies, Vicar of Llanychaiarn; Mr E.J. Thomas, Cambrian House, Tregaron.

J.Islan Jones writes to Private Tom Davies in France in which he mentions the wintry weather and hopes that Tom will receive the parcel he posted a week ago. J. Islan Jones’ brother, Gruffydd has enlisted but there is no news from Cribyn. He then comments on the Germany’s attempt at peace but believes England is not likely to agree to the terms which Germany will probably propose. He can scarcely believe that peace is imminent.

The ‘Y Golofn Gymraeg’ (the Welsh Column) greets Christmas in verse in which it proclaims that the blades of war continue to be crimson red  but the laws of the world are in the hands of the Lord. It continues with its message of peace and goodwill encouraging all to be less wasteful and to  celebrate Christmas in a simpler fashion than in previous times. The column ends with another verse which entreats all who celebrate Christmas in a peaceful Wales not to forget those men in the harsh battlefield.

War badges and certificates to unskilled and semi-skilled men are proclaimed invalid and are to be surrendered to employers.

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Colledigion/Losses

28 Rhagfyr/December 1916

Cyril Robinson of Llandysul, aged 21. Lance Sergeant, Welsh Regiment

 

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Wythnos/Week 124: 15-21 Rhagfyr/December 1916

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Wythnos arall heb golledigion yn y Sir ond bydd gwasanaeth coffa i Preifat David Morgan Jones o Aberteifi yng nghapel Penybryn ar nos Sul. Lladdwyd Preifat Jones yn y Dardenelles ar Awst 10fed 1915.

Mae sawl llanc adre’ neu wedi bod adre’ yng Nghoedybryn yn ddiweddar, -pedwar ohonynt yn gwella o’u hanafiadau.

Mae Mr Llewellyn Jones o Aberaeron wedi ei anafu’n ddifrifol.

Ceir rhagor o luniau a gwybodaeth am leoliad y rhai hynny sydd wedi listio, tra adre’ mae Cadlywydd Ysbyty’r Groes Goch yn Aberystwyth yn apelio am gyfraniadau ar gyfer cinio Nadolig y dynion.

Hefyd, o dan hanes Aberystwyth gweler fod Corpral Howard Emery Smith yn priodi Miss Rosaline Maglona Jones, merch hynaf Mrs Jones, Gwesty’r Plough ac y mae Cyngor Tref Aberystwyth yn annog y Llywodraeth yn barchus, i gynyddu’r pensiwn Rhyfel.

Ysgrifenna T.W. Sefton i J. Islan Jones am ei brofiad yn ymweld a’r ffosydd dros ddeuddydd. Yn ôl Sefton, profodd King Winter i fod yn elyn dipyn mwy arswydus na’r Bosche.

Wrth i’r Nadolig agosau mae’r Gorchymyn i barchu seibiant Nadolig y milwyr yn galluogi yr un canran o filwyr a llynedd i dreulio’r Nadolig adre.

Another week of no recorded Cardiganshire losses but a memorial service for Private David Morgan Jones, Cardigan will be held at Penybryn Chapel on Sunday evening. Private Jones was killed in the Dardenelles on August 10th, 1915.

Quite a few ‘boys’ are, or have been at home in Coedybryn recently, four of whom are recovering from their wounds.

Mr Llewellyn Jones of Aberayron has been severely wounded.

Photographs continue to appear of those men who have enlisted and of their whereabouts, whilst at home the Commandant of the Red Cross Hospital at Aberystwyth appeals for gifts for the proposed Christmas dinner for the men.

Also under Aberystwyth is the news that Corporal Howard Emery Smith marries Miss Rosaline Maglona Jones, eldest daughter of Mrs Jones, Plough Hotel and the Aberystwyth Town Council respectfully urges the Government to consider increasing War pensions.

J. Islan Jones receives further communication from T.W. Sefton who, after a two day visit to the trenches mentions that ‘King Winter proved a much more formidable enemy than the Bosche’.

As Christmas approaches the Order respecting Christmas leave for soldiers enables the same proportion of soldiers to spend Christmas at home as last year.

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Wythnos 24/Week 24: 12-18 Ionawr/January 1915

Sonnir am y Belgiaid mewn sawl erthygl – mae llyfr cofnodion Ardwyn yn dangos nifer y plant o Wlad Belg a ddaeth i’r ysgol yn nhymor y Grawys ym 1915, a cheir sôn am y plant yn dysgu’r Gymraeg.  Mae llyfr cofnodion y Fwrdeistref yn nodi cais i greu cytundeb newydd ar gyfer lletya milwyr.  Ceir erthygl Nadoligaidd ddirdynnol iawn, lle mae John Richard Jones yn disgrifio’i brofiadau yn y ffosydd Ddydd Nadolig 1914.

The Belgians are mentioned in a number of articles – the Ardwyn minute book records the number of Belgian children entering the school in the Lent term 1915 and there is reference to the Belgian children picking up the Welsh language.  The Borough minute book records the request for a fresh agreement to be put in place for the billeting of troops.  The Xmas article is very poignant in its description of John Richard Jones’ experience of Christmas Day 1914 in the trenches.