Wythnos/week 126: 29 Rhagfyr/December 1916- 4 Ionawr/January 1917

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Wythnos 126 o’r Rhyfel ac ‘rydym yn colli David Lewis, llanc 26 oed o Giliau Aeron ar ddiwedd yr hen flwyddyn ac yna Robert Jones o Aberystwyth sy’n marw o’i anafiadau ar ddydd Calan, 1917, a hefyd William Davies o Aberteifi, Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

Adre’ mae Prif Gwnstabl Heddlu’r Sir yn cyflwyno adroddiad ar gyfansoddiad presennol yr Heddlu. Nodwyd fod bron i fis cyfan o’u hamser wedi mynd i ddosbarthu a chasglu Cyfrifiad Amaethyddol y Sir.

Cynhaliwyd cyfarfod cyhoeddus ar nos Iau yr unfed ar hugain yn Aberarth i groesawi ‘nol Signalwr Jenkins sydd wedi treulio sawl mis yn gwasanaethu ar Fôr y Gogledd; Preifat Evans sy’n gwasanaethu gyda’r R.F.A. yn Suffolk; Is Gorpral Jenkins sydd gyda’r S.W.B. ym Mharc Kinmel.

Chwareir gêm pel droed yn Aberystwyth ar Ddydd Nadolig i godi arian ar gyfer cyflwyno moethau i’r milwyr lleol tra cynhelir dawns gwisg ffansi yn Ysbyty’r Groes Goch i ddiddanu’r bechgyn.

Ym mhellach i’r Gogledd cynhelir Cyfarfod Amrywiol ym Mhonterwyd ac y mae sawl llanc ifanc wedi taro adre am gyfnod.

Ni dderbyniwyd unrhyw newyddion drwg am ‘Our Boys’ yn Llanon. Yn ôl yr arfer cynhelir sawl Plygain ar Ddydd Nadolig.

Mae sawl llythyr i’w darllen. Yn y Cardigan and Tivyside mae Bertha Hurbrouck a’r teulu a Helene Vande  Welle yn dymuno Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i’w ffrindiau yn Aberteifi and yn datgan eu diolchgarwch iddynt.

Yn y Cambrian News mae ‘Economy’ yn ysgrifennu am 2 ddigwyddiad ynglŷn â’r ymarfer o ddiogelu ein cynnyrch a’n cyflenwadau yn ‘English Waste v German Thrift’. Yn y cyfamser mae Evan R. Davies,yn ei lythyr ‘Amaethyddiaeth a’r Fyddin’,o’r farn nad yw’r diwydiant amaeth erioed wedi bod mor bwysig ag yw ar hyn o bryd . Mae’n cwyno am yr amser a‘r arian sy’n cael ei wastraffu gan ffermwyr tra’n gorfod mynychu tribiwnlysoedd ac y mae’n annog pawb i hysbysu‘r Cyngor Lleol am unrhyw dir sydd ddim yn cael ei ddefnyddio yn gynhyrchiol.

Ar ddydd Mercher mae Alf Hunter yn ysgrifennu eto o Seaton Carew at J. Islan Jones. Mae Alf wedi bod yn brysur iawn yn ddiweddar, yn gweithio saith niwrnod yr wythnos a dwy noson. Dymuna Flwyddyn Newydd lewyrchus i J.Islan Jones gan obeithio y bydd gwell diweddglo i 1917 na’r un yma yn 1916.

Week 126 of the war and we lose 26 year old David Lewis of Ciliau Aeron at the end of the old year, and 37 year old Robert Jones of Aberystwyth who dies of his wounds on the first day of 1917, and William Davies of Cardigan, Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

At home the Chief Constable of the Cardiganshire Constabulary reports on the present disposition of the Force. Practically a whole month of the Force’s time  was taken up with the distribution and collection of an Agricultural Census of the County.

On the Thursday evening of the 21st a public meeting was held in Aberarth to welcome home Signaller Jenkins who has spent many a month on the North Sea; Private Evans who is at present serving with the R.F.A. in Suffolk; Lance Corporal Jenkins who is with the S.W.B. at Kinmel Park.

In Aberystwyth a football match is played on Christmas Day in order to raise funds to provide comforts for local soldiers whilst a fancy dress dance is held at the Red Cross Hospital for the entertainment of the boys.

Further North of the County a Miscellaneous Meeting is held at Ponterwyd and several young men have paid a visit home.

In Llanon no untoward news has been received regarding ‘Our Boys’. On Christmas Day the usual ‘Plygains’ are held.

There are quite a few letters to be read. In the Cardigan and Tivyside Advertiser Bertha Hurbrouck and family and Helene Vande Welle express their thanks to their Cardigan hosts and wish them a Happy Christmas and New Year.

In the Cambrian News ‘Economy’ writes of 2 incidents in regarding the exercise of saving our stores and supplies in ‘English Waste v German Thrift’. Meanwhile Evan R. Davies in his letter ‘Amaethyddiaeth a’r Fyddin’ is of the opinion that the agricultural industry has never been of greater importance than it is at present. He complains of the loss of time and money spent by farmers having to attend tribunals and urges everybody to inform their local councils of any land which is not in productive use.

On Wednesday Alf Hunter writes again from Seaton Carew to J. Islan Jones. He has been very busy of late as he has been working  seven days per week and two nights. He wishes J. Islan Jones a bright and prosperous New Year hoping that 1917 will have a brighter ending than that of 1916.

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Colledigion/Losses

30 Rhagfyr/December 1916

David Lewis of Ciliau Aeron, aged 26. Sapper, Royal Engineers

1 Ionawr/January 1917

Robert Jones of Aberystwyth, aged 37. Guardsman, Welsh Guards

William Davies of Cardigan. Sergeant, Royal Army Veterinary Corps

 

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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/week 109: 1-7Medi/September 1916

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Mae J. Islan Jones yn dal i lythyru – ar 27 Awst, mae’n ysgrifennu at y Preifat Horace Harris sydd ar faes y gad yn Ffrainc, gan ddweud bod gwŷr ifanc yn cael eu tynnu o’r amryw ddiwydiannau lleol yn raddol, a bod menywod yn cymryd eu lle.

Yn y Cambrian News mae’r gwŷr ar faes y gad yn diolch i’r rheiny sydd wedi anfon pethau i’w cysuro, yn enwedig y sigarets.

Ymddengys y cynhelir Eisteddfodau mewn sawl un o gytiau’r Y.M.C.A. yn Ffrainc, ac awgrymir y gellid defnyddio’r elw o’r Eisteddfod Genedlaethol i brynu cwt arall, gan fod galw mawr amdanynt ar y ffrynt.

Ceir adroddiadau o sawl pentref yn y sir:

Felin-fach a Chellan – rhagor o wasanaethau coffa.

Y Borth – mae’r Morwr R. Davies wedi dod adref am seibiant.

Penparcau – mae Cylch Gwnïo Darllenfa wedi anfon pecynnau o byjamas a chrysau nos i Ysbyty’r Groes Goch yn Aberystwyth ac Ysbyty’r Cymry yn Netley.

Llanybydder – mae’r Is-gorporal W. Cheverton a’i frawd ieuengach, y Magnelwr Alfie Cheverton o Lax Lodge, Highmead, gartref ar gennad, a bu ond y dim i’r brawd hynaf gael ei ladd cyn dod.

Llangeitho – ceir rhagor o sôn am deulu’r Lyons.

Mae hysbyseb yn galw ar ddynion i ymrestru i wneud gwaith adeiladu: ‘Enrol Today in the Building Labour Squad at the Nearest Labour Exchange’.

Yn olaf, mae’r ffilm The Battle of the Somme yn rhan o’r arlwy a gynigir cyn bo hir yn y sinema ar Stryd y Farchnad yn Aberystwyth.

J. Islan Jones continues his correspondence: dated the 27th August, he writes to Private Horace Harris who is serving in France, stating that young men are steadily being combed out of the various industries at home and women are taking their places.

In the Cambrian News men on active service thank those who have sent them comforts especially ‘smokes’.

Apparently Eisteddfodau are held in many of the Y.M.C.A. huts in France and it is suggested that the eisteddfod surplus be used to provide one of many huts necessary at the front.

Many reports can be read from various villages across the county:

Felinfach and Cellan – more memorial services.

Borth – Seaman R. Davies is home on leave.

Penparcau – the Darllenfa Sewing Circle have sent parcels of pyjama suits and nightshirts to the Red Cross Hospital, Aberystwyth and the Welsh Hospital, Netley.

Llanybydder – Lance-corporal W. Cheverton and younger brother Gunner Alfie Cheverton of Lax Lodge, Highmead are home on furlough, the former having had a narrow escape from being killed.

Llangeitho – the Lyons family are in the news again.

An advertisement is placed calling for men to ‘Enrol Today in the Building Labour Squad at the Nearest Labour Exchange’.

Finally The Battle of the Somme is amongst the features to be shown shortly at the cinema in Market Street, Aberystwyth.

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Colledigion/Losses

1 Medi/September 1916

Joseph J. Protheroe of Cardigan, aged 35. Private, Somerset Light Infantry

2 Medi/September 1916

Jenkin Jones of Cilcennin, aged 18. Private, Cheshire Regiment

3 Medi/September 1916

Benjamin Thomas Evans of Llandysul, age unknown. Private, Somerset Light Infantry

4 Medi/September 1916

Daniel Rees of Llandysul, aged 22. Private, Devonshire Regiment

5 Medi/September 1916

David Handel Lewis of Llanarth, aged 32. Private, Welsh Regiment

Wythnos/Week 108: 25-31 Awst/August 1916

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Daw mwy o newyddion o bob cwr o’r sir. Mae mwy o luniau o’r gwŷr sy’n ymladd a chawn adroddiad am yr arwr o Aberystwyth, y Preifat F.J. Senior, yn cael Medal am Ymddygiad Rhagorol, a sonnir am y ‘Gallant Men of Wales’ nad oes neb yn gwybod beth ddigwyddodd iddynt.

Bu’r Preifat Tom Evans adref yn Llanddewi, ond mae’r pentref hefyd yn cael y newyddion fod yr Is-gapten Tommy Davies, Tŷ Mawr wedi marw.

Yn Felin-fach cynhelir gwasanaeth er cof am yr Is-gapten T.H. Davies, y Swyddfa Bost, a laddwyd yn Ffrainc ar Orffennaf 10.

Tua de’r sir cawn fwy o adroddiadau am wŷr wedi’u clwyfo, ac mae’r Is-gorporal J.E. Jenkins yn ysgrifennu at ei dad yn Aberteifi, i ddweud ei fod yn garcharor rhyfel yn Dulmen, Westffalia.

Bydd ffatrioedd gwlân y Gorllewin yn mynd ati i gyflogi menywod gan dalu’r un cyflog iddynt â’r dynion. Fodd bynnag, bydd gofyn i’r menywod roi’r gorau iddi pe bai’r gwaith yn mynd yn brin.

Mewn ymateb i gwynion sydd wedi dod i sylw’r ysbyty, mae claf yn ysgrifennu i ddweud bod cleifion Ysbyty’r Groes Goch yn Aberystwyth yn cytuno nad yw’r lifrai llwyd a’r sgarff goch yn addas.

Yn olaf, mae llawer o sôn am yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, gan gynnwys ymweliad Lloyd George a’r enillydd am y casgliad gorau o chwyn!

More news from across the county. Photographs of those involved in the fighting are again published and reports can be read regarding the Aberystwyth hero, Private F.J. Senior, being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and of the ‘Gallant men of Wales’ who have been, or are reported missing.

Private Tom Evans has been home in Llanddewi but sadly the village also learns of the death of Corporal Tommy Davies, Ty Mawr.

Meanwhile in Felinfach a memorial service is held for Corporal T.H. Davies, Post Office who was killed in France on July 10th.

South of the County, there are further reports of local men being wounded and Lance-Corporal J.E. Jenkins writes home to his father in Cardigan stating that he is a prisoner of war at Dulmen, Westphalia.

Women are to be employed by the West Wales woollen factories and are to be paid the same rate of wages as males. However, the women are to stand off should any shortage of work arise.

In response to complaints which have reached ‘hospital ears’, ‘A Patient’ writes that the patients of the Red Cross Hospital in Aberystwyth are in agreement that a grey uniform and scarlet neckerchief is unbecoming.

Finally, there is much reporting of the National Eisteddfod from the visit of Lloyd George to W. Craven Llewelyn being the winner of the best collection of weeds!

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Colledigion/Losses

27 Awst/August 1916

John Richard Jones of Llanrhystud, age unknown. Private, South Wales Borderers

29 Awst/August 1916

David Lewis Davies of Llangybi, age unknown. Private, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

31 Awst/August 1916

Thomas Mathews of Glandyfi, aged 26. Driver, Royal Field Artillery

Thomas David Foulkes of Rhydyfelin, aged 25. Sergeant, Machine Gun Corps (Motors)

Wythnos/Week 104: 28 Gorffennaf/July – 3 Awst/August 1916

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Mae diwedd mis Gorffennaf ar y gorwel, ac wrth i J. Islan Jones ddychwelyd i Bolton ar ôl bod ar ei wyliau yng Nghribyn, mae’n ysgrifennu dau lythyr arall – un i’w nai, Preifat David Jones a’r llall i’r Corporal H. Pendlebury.

Mae’r papurau newydd yn dal i gyhoeddi newyddion am effaith y rhyfel ar hyd a lled y sir:-

Mydroilyn – bu’r Capten Jonathon Evans, Glendower adref am seibiant, ac mae Cymdeithas Gristnogol y Gwŷr Ifainc yn galw ar bawb i dynnu ei bwysau yn glodwiw.

Aberaeron – cyhuddir y milwr David Owen Jones o dorri’r gyfraith drwy ddefnyddio datganiad ysgrifenedig i gael lwfans gwahanu, a chyflwynir i’r Preifat James William Pugh oriawr arddwrn arian.

Y Ceinewydd – rhoddir arian i nifer o filwyr a fu’n ymladd ar faes y gad, yn ogystal â rhieni’r diweddar Breifatiaid D. Morley Jenkins a John James Rees, a laddwyd ill dau yn ymgyrch Dardanelles.

Aberystwyth – cyhoeddir ysgrif coffa i’r Is-gapten Ceredig Ellis yn y Cambrian News, a cheir rhestr o’r hyn sydd ei angen i fedru derbyn mwy o gleifion i Ysbyty’r Groes Goch o dan y pennawd ‘Aber’s Hospital‘.

Caiff pinnau addurnol Ffrengig eu gwerthu ar y Promenâd er budd ‘beloved France‘.

Pontarfynach – mae rhieni’r Is-lefftenant J. Emrys Lewis yn derbyn llythyr o gydymdeimlad oddi wrth swyddogion a gwŷr y bataliwn.

Llyfrgell y Rhyfel – mae’r Groes Goch a Llyfrgell Ryfel Urdd Sant Ioan yn cyhoeddi apêl am lyfrau a chylchgronau ar gyfer y milwyr a’r morwyr.

Yn olaf, cawn restr arall o filwyr a laddwyd, ac fel yn yr wythnosau o’r blaen, ni wyddys ymhle y claddwyd llawer ohonynt.

Coming to the end of July, and J. Islan Jones returning to Bolton after his holiday in Cribyn pens another 2 letters, one to his nephew Private David Jones and another to Corporal H. Pendlebury.

Across the county news of the effect of the war continues to be published in the newspapers:

Mydroilyn: Captain Jonathon Evans, Glendower has been home on leave and Y.M.C.A calls for all to do their own share honourably.

Aberayron: soldier David Owen Jones is charged with having unlawfully used a written statement in order to obtain a separation allowance, whilst Private James William Pugh is presented with a wristlet silver watch.

New Quay: monetary gifts are to be made to a number of soldiers who have been on active service and also to the parents of the late Privates D. Morley Jenkins and John James Rees who were both killed in the Dardanelles campaign.

Aberystwyth: an obituary is placed in the Cambrian News for Lieutenant Ceredig Ellis, whilst the articles required in order to facilitate further accomodation at the Red Cross Hospital are listed under ‘Aber’s Hospital’.

Little French sword pins are sold on the Promenade in order to help ‘beloved France’.

Devil’s Bridge: the parents of Second-Lieutenant J. Emrys Lewis receive a letter of sympathy from the officers and men of the battalion.

War Library: the British Red Cross and Order of St. John War Library appeal for books and magazines for the sailors and soldiers.

Finally, a list of further losses, many of whom – as in previous weeks – have no known graves.

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Colledigion/Losses

30 Gorffennaf/July 1916

Francis Burge of Llandysul, age unknown. Private, King’s Own Regiment

James Jones of Henfynyw, age unknown. Private, Lancashire Fusiliers

1 Awst/August 1916

Evan James of Ciliau Aeron, aged 40. Private, South African Infantry

3 Awst/August 1916

Alfred Thomas Edwards of Little Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, aged 24. Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers