Wythnos/week 100: 30 Mehefin/June-6 Gorffennaf/July 1916

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Awn ymlaen i wythnos gyntaf Gorffennaf 1916 – canfed wythnos y rhyfel ac mae’r colledion yn drwm – 8 ohonynt. Yn eu plith mae John Emrys Lewis o Bontarfynach – lladdwyd ei frawd, David, yntau ar 18 Chwefror; Stanley West, sy’n marw o’r dwymyn ar y daith bell drwy anialwch Irac; John Henry Howell, sy’n cael damwain beic modur pan ddaw adref ar seibiant salwch; a chyn-gapten Clwb Pêl-droed Aberystwyth, Oswald Robert John Green.

Dywed y Prif Gwnstabl na chafwyd mwy o newyddion am P.C. Thomas Davies, sydd wedi bod ar goll ers bod yn ymladd ym Mrwydr Loos ar Fedi 27, 1915.

Mae J. Islan Jones yn ysgrifennu llythyr arall – y tro hwn at ei nai, Preifat David Jones. Mae’n ei rybuddio i gadw draw o ardaloedd anwaraidd y trefi ac i osgoi’r milwyr hynny sy’n byw ‘fel moch’.

Ymhlith y lluniau’r wythnos hon mae un o’r Corporal Howard Ll. Roberts, y cartwnydd o’r Borth; un o Mr Bob Lyons sydd wedi’i anafu yn Nairobi; un o’r hen filwr o Aberystwyth, y Preifat Fred Berry, sydd bellach yn Ysbyty Newey; ac un o’r criw o nyrsys gwirfoddol yn Aberteifi.

Mae Bwrdd Gwarcheidwaid Llanbedr Pont Steffan yn cwrdd ar nos Wener a chaiff y Meistr ganiatâd i brynu bara yn lle’i bobi, gan nad oes digon o weithwyr. Yn ddiweddarach yng nghyfarfod Cyngor Gwledig Llanbedr Pont Steffan, penderfynir cefnogi cais yr hewlwyr i gael eu hesgusodi rhag ymladd.

O dan y pennawd ‘Brevities‘ sonnir fod bron i drigain o ddynion wedi ymuno â’r lluoedd. Cyhoeddir y caiff Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 1917 ei chynnal ym Mhenbedw, ger Lerpwl. Bydd bechgyn o dan 17 yn cael eu rhyddhau o’r fyddin.

Yn newyddion Llanon clywn fod y bechgyn ar faes y gad i gyd yn holliach, ac eithrio’r Preifat David Parry, sydd yn yr ysbyty ar ôl i’w iechyd ddirywio.

Y Ceinewydd sydd nesaf, ac mae Jack Thomas Evans wedi’i anafu gan belen dân. Mae nifer o fenywod y dref wedi gwirfoddoli i weithio ym myd amaeth.

Ceir hysbyseb gan gwmni godro R.A. Lister & Co. – “Three Girls Have Milked 76 Cows!!!” – sy’n pwysleisio Prydeindod y cynnyrch.

Moving into the first week of July 1916,-the hundredth week of the war and the casualties are heavy,-8 to report. Amongst them John Emrys Lewis of Devil’s Bridge whose brother, David had fallen on the 18th February; Stanley West who dies of fever on the trek through the desert of Iraq; John Henry Howell who has motorbike accident whilst home on sick leave and former captain of Aberystwyth FC, Oswald Robert John Green.

The Chief Constable reports that no further news has been received regarding P.C. Thomas Davies who has been missing since the Battle of Loos on September 27th, 1915.

J. Islan Jones wites another letter, – this time to his nephew Private David Jones. He warns him to keep away from the low quarters of towns and to avoid those soldiers who are leading a ‘swinish’ life.

Photographs this week include that of the Borth cartoonist Corporal Howard Ll. Roberts; Mr Bob Lyons reported wounded at Nairobi; Aberystwyth veteran Private Fred Berry now in Newey Hospital and the nurses of Voluntary Aid Detachment Cardigan 18.

At Friday’s meeting of the Lampeter Board of Guardians the Master is given permission to purchase bread instead of baking it owing to the lack of staff. In the subsequent meeting of Lampeter Rural Council it is decided to support the roadmen’s application for exemption.

Under the heading ‘Brevities’ it is reported that nearly sixty men have joined the colours. The 1917 Welsh National Eisteddfod to be in held in Birkenhead is proclaimed. Boys under 17 are to be discharged from the army.

Llanon, and all the boys at the front are well except for Private David Parry who is in hospital suffering from a breakdown in health.

New Quay, and Jack Thomas Evans has been injured by shell fire. A number of women have enrolled for agricultural service.

R.A. Lister & Co. Ltd. advertises its milking plant,- “Three Girls Have Milked 76 Cows!!!” plus it’s ‘British made throughout’.

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Colledigion/Losses

1 Gorffennaf/July 1916

Stanley West of Aberystwyth (also resided in Machynlleth), aged 36. Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.

John Emrys Lewis of Devil’s Bridge, aged 24. Second Lieutenant, Somerset Light Infantry.

William Henry O’Halloran (Mother’s family from Taliesin), aged 28. Sergeant, Northumberland Fusiliers

Cyril Thomas Morris Davies of Llanllwchaiarn, aged 31. Captain, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

3 Gorffennaf/July

John Henry Howell of Lampeter, aged 22. Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve.

4 Gorrffennaf/July

David William Jenkins (residing at Llanbadarn prior to the war), aged 20. Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers

5 Gorffennaf/July

Oswald Robert John Green of Aberystwyth, aged 35. Lieutenant, Welsh Regiment

Dan Henry Davies of Llanwenog, aged 23. Private, King’s Liverpool Regiment.

 

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Wythnos/week 74 & 75: 31 Rhagfyr/December 1915 – 13 Ionawr/January 1916

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Dymuna T. Gwrnogle Evans ‘Blwyddyn Newydd Dda’ i’w ffrindiau yn ei benillion.

Mae Preifet T. O. Jones o Lechryd wedi ei gymeradwyo am ei ddewrder ar faes y gad.

Yn anffodus bu farw Walter James Evans, Llanbedr pont Steffan ar ddiwrnod olaf 1915.

Hysbyswyd y rhai hynny sydd wedi eu hardystio’n ddiweddar o’r pwysigrwydd o grybwyll pa uned o’r Fyddin yr hoffent ymuno.

Gweler tystysgrif William Evans Lloyd yn ymadael a’r Fyddin ag Anrhydedd. (Dyma eitem yng nghasgliad Archifdy Ceredigion – MUS/139/1)

Cyflwyna Prif Gwnstabl, Heddlu’r Sir ei adroddiad. Ynddo mae’n son am P.C.5, David Mathias a anafwyd yn brwydr Loos a P.C.4, Thomas Davies sydd wedi ei anafu ond ar goll.

Yn ol cylchlythyr a dderbyniwyd oddi wrth y Swyddfa Gartref dylai pob gwas heddlu posibl eu hardystio.

T. Gwernogle Evans wishes all a Happy New Year in his poem ‘Blwyddyn Newydd Dda’ hoping for peace and Justice and good will to men.

Private T. O. Jones of Llechryd of the 3rd Welsh Field Ambulance is mentioned in dispatches in the last edition of the Cardigan and Tivyside of 1915 and in the first edition of 1916 his photograph is printed and his bravery in the Dardenelles mentioned.

Walter James Evans of Lampeter dies on the last day of 1915 having been evacuated to Malta after falling ill.

Those men who have attested in the recent weeks are informed of the importance of indicating which particular unit of the Army they wish to join.

The honourable discharge certificate of Guardsman William Evans Lloyd of the Welsh Guards is dated Dec 31st 1915. (This item is to be found in Ceredigion Archives Museum collection – refence MUS/139/1. We do not seem to have any other information regarding Guardsman Lloyd)

The Chief Constable of the Cardiganshire Constabulary presents his report in which he mentions P.C. 5, David Mathias, of the 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards who was wounded in the attack and capture of Loos. P.C. 4, Thomas Davies of the same Battalion is reported as ‘Wounded and missing’

All policemen who can be spared should be attested.

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Colledigion / Losses

31 Rhagfyr/December 1915

Walter James Evans of Lampeter, aged 19. Private, Welsh Regiment.

Wythnos 64/week 64: 20-26 Hydref/October 1915

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Bydd yr elw o werthiant y llyfr The Land of my Fathers yn cael ei roi i Gronfa Cenedlaethol y Milwyr Cymreig.

Mae’r ‘Pavilion’ yn Aberteifi yn cynnal noson er budd morwyr tra bod gwobr o ddeg swllt yng nghystadleuaeth Charley Chaplin.

Yn ‘War Items’ yr wythnos yma mae Mr J. Ladd yn derbyn llythyr oddi wrth Preifat Jack Allen yn son am ei brofiadau yn y rhyfel a mae Mrs H. Jones yn derbyn llythyr hefyd oddi wrth ei mab. Bu farw Preifat John Owen yn ysbyty yn Aden a mae criw y llong ager y ‘Silverash’ yn ddiogel yn Malta.

Darllenir am effaith y rhyfel ar yr heddlu: prinder cwnstabliaid a’r newyddion trist am P. C. Thomas Davies sydd wedi ei anafu yn Loos. Collwyd R.B. Hinckesman a William Henry Russen. Bu farw W.H. Russen o loc-jo ar ol iddo gael damwain gyda peiriant dyrnu tra fod ar seibiant salwch.

Profits from the sale of The Land of my Fathers is to be given to the National Fund for Welsh Troops.

A benefit night is to be held at the Pavilion Cardigan on Monday whilst there is a prize of 10 shillings for the Charley Chaplin Competition on Wednesday night.

This week’s ‘War Items’:- Mr J. Ladd receives a letter from Private Jack Allen relating of his experiences with the 9th Welsh Regiment in France; Mrs H. Jones, Llechryd receives a letter from her son Lance-Corporal Thomas Jones; Private John Owen dies in hospital in Aden; the crew of the torpedoed steamship Silverash are safe and have been taken to Malta.

The County of Cardigan Standing Joint Committee refers to the impact of the War on the Force,- the shortage of Constables and the sad news that P.C. Thomas Davies (No 4) had been wounded at Loos and that nothing further has been heard of him.

2 Cardiganshire losses,- R B Hinckesman and William Henry Russen who dies of lock jaw following a threshing machine accident whilst on medical leave.

 

Colledigion/Losses

20 Hydref/October 1915

Richard Boycott Hinckesman of Trinity Rd. Aberystwyth age 28. Lance Corporal, King Edward’s Horse.

25 Hydref/October 1915

William Henry Russen of Cwmmarch, Llandysul, aged 20. Private, Welsh Regiment.

 

Wythnos 63/Week 63: 13-19 Hydref/October 1915

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‘Pell ac Agos’,- gweler cyfeiriadau i’r diwrnod recriwtio ar y Dydd Sadwrn blaenorol; absenoldeb Mr Lloyd George yn angladd ei gyfaill y Parch. Evan Jones, Caernarfon; diddymiad y stamp dimai; y Senedd yn torri i fyny am wythnos o wyliau ond yr ildia Mr McKenna y trethi bwriadedig ar hetiau a gwydr.

Mae’r golofn ‘Local and other war items’ yn parhau a’r newyddion am filwyr unigol a sut y maent yn dod ymlaen tra fod Mr J. Phillips yn cyfeirio llythyr i Mr Llewelyn Williams ynglyn a ffurflenni cofrestri a  chenedlaetholdeb.

Mae’r heddlu yn cyflwyno petisiwn am Fonws Rhyfel.

Ac yn olaf mae Henry John Ballinger o Aberystwyth yn cael ei ladd yn y ffosydd yn Loos.

The ‘Pell ac Agos’ column this week has references to the previous Saturday’s recruitment drive; the possibility of keeping the halfpenny stamp; Parliament breaking for a week’s holiday; an update on the fighting, and amongst other things the reaction to the previous week’s budget,- no price rise in hats!

‘Local and other war items’ continues to report on individual soldiers and how they are faring whilst Mr J. Phillips addresses a letter regarding registration forms and Welsh nationality to Mr Llewelyn Williams, K.C., M.P.

The Police Sergeants and Constables of Cardiganshire petition for a War Bonus.

Finally 19 year old Henry John Ballinger dies in the German trenches at Loos.

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Colledigion/Losses

13 Hydref/October 1915

Henry John Ballinger of Sherborne House, Aberystwyth, aged 19. Second Lieutenant, Monmouthshire Regiment