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LIEUTENANT OGDEN'S EXPERIENCES IN THE DARDANELLES. Before be left Bammul!) the end of last week, Lieutenant Ogden allowed the correspondent a second interview. After having referred to the great enthusiasm of the thousands who had gathered together to witness the transports leav- ing Australia, nnd what he had seen in Egypt during the two months he was there, he gave a vivid description of the landing at the Dardanelles. "Before we left the battleships and transports to land be said, we bad a Divine Service, and every soldier stood with uncovered head in the cool night breeze as our Chaplain said a few encouraging and cheerful words. We bad a hot meal and a taste of hot drink, did me most good. Then we started in the small boats. The disem- barkment was done with the greatest rapidity and silence. Our only fears were whether the enemy would be surprised or not, and in our. nervous state stars on the horizon were 6ft,en taken for lights on the shore. The suspence was awful. The boats, towed like twelve great snakes, moved slowly but surely towards the shore. As we neared the beach we thought the enemy would be caught napping, but we, were counting our chickens before they were hatched, for a signal light appeared a few seconds afterwards, then a terrible burst of rifie s fire met us. Many were shot before they could jump out of the boats, a school-mate of mine who went to school with me fifteen years ago was the first to be killed in our boat; be was shot along side of me. But our spirits soon rose as we heard the boom-boom of the big guns of the battleships, which had crept close in shore, that spurred us OQ. When we got on the beach the first thing to do was to charge the -Papehine-guns, which we did. Then the bills rose sheer 20 feet from the water's 4dge. The enemy had three lines of defence, one at the foot of the hills, one halfway npJ and a big force on the top. We stopped a few seconds to pull our- selves together and charge our maga- zines, then we rushed tihe hills in a rough line, and carried the three Positions successfully with cold steel. When we got firmly established on the tops of the bills and ridges it would have taken more than" Olel Nick" to shift us. Our boys showed the Turks that we could fight "some." I, like thousands of other Australians, felt it very much when we had to withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula." I believe the snipers gave you some trouble ? "Yes. It took us some time to get rid of them, as they were very hard to find. They wore a green uniform, and covered themselves with leaves of trees, and in consequence were scarcely discernible amongst the green shrub- berry." Can you give me any amusing incid- ents that happened in your camp-life there ? Well, there were a great many, and it would take a long time to relate them all, but I will pick out one or two if you like Thank you. I would be delighted "Well, we had a man in our company who was a bit soft. He was sent to the supply depot (about 3t miles away) to get big cheese, weighing 100 lbs. The cheese being rather heavy, and in a square box, was very awkward to carry, so what did be do but take the cheese out of the box and roll it nearly | of a mile to the camp. You can imagine the state of the cheese when it arrived. Although the man was told off pretty severely, he wore a look of implicit, calm and unconcern all the time it was ragged." I pity your cheese I So did we, as it was not too plenti. ful, neither was jam. I remember one time I was passing the supply depot one evening and I saw a case marked, "Deakin's Mixed Jams." I could not resist the temptation so I picked up the case of jam 1(2 dozen tins) and ran with it to my dug-out and buried it in the floor. Next morning they were round looking for the missing jam. When they came to my dug-out and asked if I knew anything about it I pleaded absolute ignorance, and said I bad not seen any jam for a week. They searched the camp but never got the jam. Some of my standoffish friends were quite nice to me while the jam lasted."
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I Mr and Mrs Hugh Edwards-Evans wishes to thank the numerous friends I for the kind sympathy extended to I them in their sad bereavement. =:=-. L=-m I
BARMOUTH. I Lecture.—Don't forget the lecture, < "Boulogne to the battlefield" which > will be given to-morrow night (Friday) i in aid of the Caersaletn Chapel Building Fund by Mr Arnold E. Butler, of Birmingham, at the Pavilion. Confirmation.-On Friday afternoon, the Lord Bishop of the Diocese held a confirmation service at St. John's Church, when over 80 candidates presented themselves for confirmation. Military.—Those of our readers who have met Capt. Cyrus Lloyd (brother of Mrs Glandwr-Morgan) will be pleased to bear of his promotion to the rank of Major. Major Lloyd is now at Alder- shot, attached to the 18th Welsh Regiment. Cywiriad.—Yn llith goffa i'r chwaer ieuanc Mrs Katie Hughes, yn y rbifyn diweddaf, fe argraffwyd un gair yn anghywir ddwywaitb. Yo lie Ond ni chaiff y fechan gam darllener "Ond ni chaiff y fecban gam ac yn yr ol- noddiad, yn He Yn sicr ni charai ganu yma," darllener Yn sicr ni chawsai gam yma. Home from the Front.—On Friday last, Private Herbert Ingram, 4, Glasfor Terrace, who is serving with the King's -.trr i ved home for a Liverpool Regiment, arrived home for a few days furlough. Private Ingram has been for over twelve months in France and has been in action several times, but up to now has escaped without a scratch. Methodist District Meetings.—Mr Morris Jones, Walsall House, has been elected chairman of the Sunday School District Meetings, which district com- prises from Barmouth to Talsarnau. Appointment.—Mr A E. Tomkinson, Metropolitan Bank, has been ap- pointed manager of the London City and Midland Bank at Llangollen, and will be leaving Barmouth on Monday next. Council.—A reader states that only 6 members of the 12 received notice of a special meeting of the Barmouth Urban District Council held on Monday night. Perhaps the Chairman will ex- plain the reason why; also is such regular and why the other 6 didn't re. ceive notice. Military Cross.—It may interest our readers to hear that Lieutenant Edward Gill, a well-known miner's leader, has received the decoration of the Military Cross for heroic bravery on the field of battle. He is the grand-son of the late Mrs Margaret Thomas, Tymawr, Coed- ystumgwern, and nephew of Mr Richard Thomas, Dyffryn Mrs Thomas Griffith, Ghinywerydd Terrace, Barmouth and Mrs Morris Evans, Glaudwr Lodge. Tea Party.—On Wednesday last, the members of the Baptist Chanel Band of Hope and Sadday School held their annual teaparty at the Belle Vue Hall, wbich was kindly given by Mrs David E. James and Mr H. Wynne Williams. In the evening a miscellaneous meeting was held at the chapel under the presi- dency of the Rev. Edwin Jones. Our Boys. Private Bobby Lloyd, Victoria Buildings, who served with the 1/7 R.W.F. at the Dardanelles, and who was suffering from serious illness con- tracted whilst serving there, has arrived at a Bristol Military Hospital—Also Pte. John Jones, Goronwy Terrace, who was serving with the 1/7 R.W.F. at the Dardanelles, and who was frostbitten whilst there, has arrived at a Bristol Hospital, Popular Officer Killed In Action.— Barmouth was cast into a gloom when the news was received last week that Lieutenant H. J. Wynne Williams, only son of Mrs David Williams, Westbourne Road, Penarth, and grandson of Mr H. Wynne Williams, chemist, Barmoutb, bad been killed in action near St. Eloi. Lieut. Williams joined the Colours during the first few weeks of the war, and for three months served in the R.F A. He then took a commission in thfe 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and went to Flanders last September with his regiment, and remained there up to the end He saw continuous fighting and latterly was made 1st Machine Gur Officer. Lieut. Williams, who was universally popular, was only eighteen years of age. He was a keen soldier of the finest type, and his letters home were always cheerful and abounding in good spirits. He Yvas educated at the Penartb County School, and was in Captain German's office in Cardiff before the war. Deepest sympathy is felt with Mrs Williams, his mother, with Miss Bessie Williams, his only sister, and with Mr H. Wynne Williams, his grandfather, in this great calamity which has befallen them. Undeb Dirwestol y Merched.-Cyn- baliwyd cyfarfod o'r uchod (ar olaf am y tymor hwn) yn Ysgoldy Ebenezer dydd Iau dan lywyddiaeth Mrs Edwin Jones. Cafwyd adroddiad da-a chan swynol—a phapur ar burdeb yn ystod y cyfarfod, ar ddiwedd pa un y mwynba- wyd cwpanaid o de da, rboddedig gan chwaer garedig a ffyddlon i'r acbos dir- westol » diolchwyd yn cynes iddi am ei ebaredigrwydd ac i'r cbwiorydd eraill ag oeddynt wedi bod yn cynorthwyo gyda'r darpariadau eraill anghenrheidiol. Pasi- wyd i anfon cydymdeimlad y Gym- deithas a Miss Pritchard, Owestry, yn ei pbrofedigaeth o golli ei mbam. Diweddwyd tymhor Ilewyrchus mor belled ag y mae ansawdd y cyfarfodydd yn cyfrif a theimlad o ddiolcbgarwch oedd yn llanw calon pawb o honom am y mwynhad a deimlwyd genym arpleser a roddwyd inni wrth geisio gwneyd lies a gweini ar ein cyd-ddynion, Rbagom fercbed Cy tu i u, Dringwn ben y bryn, Gwenu ar ein barfau Mae y borea gwyn, Gwisgwn darian dirwest, Safwn fel y dur, Llwydded Nef yr ymdrecb I wneyd ein gwlad yn bur, Rbagom ferched Cymru, &c. Snowdrop Band. — A miscellaneous meeting of the Snowdrop Band was held at the Caersalem Schoolroom on II Thursday. Pianoforte solos were given by Misses Gwennie Williams, Hilda Thomas, Jennie Lloyd Lewis, Gwladus Pugb, Betty Lewis, Gwennie Marsh and Florrie Whitehead. Readings and I recitations by Misses Kitty and May Evans, Elsie Roberts, Beti Lewis, Bessie Richards and Lottie Owen. Solos by Misses Maggie Roberts, Hilda Thomas, Esmie Hugbes and Nancy Lewis. The accompanists were Misses Hilda Thomas and Beti Lewis. The hymns were given out by Misses Nellie Jones and Bessie Richards. Red Cross. The attendance at the Red Cross weekly meetings during the past two weeks has been very satis- factory. The following garments have been handed in complete :-4 shirts, 60 I dusters, 2G pairs of day socks, 20 scarves, 1 pair pyjamas, 29 hot water bottle covers, 17 pairs of bed socks, 4 pairs of mittens. 12 caps, and 8 bed- jackets, whilst 88 bandages were finished on the two Wednesday afternoons. It is very pleasing to note that though many of the members arc getting busy now that the quantity of garments are if anything more numerous than the beginning of the season. lb is most kind of the workers to keep up their splendid record. We are indebted to Miss McCabe, Belle Vue Cafe, for a walkingstick, also to Mr Humphrey Jones, London City & Midland Bank, for two sticks. We could do with a great many more, as the Red Cross Head- quarters again this week appeal for more. We are sure there are plenty of good stout sticks in the town which could be easily spared if they were looked np. The next consignment will be sent to London on the 27th of this month. Gwendolyne DentoD, Hon. Sec. Ebenezer (W.).-Tlie Ebenezer Wes- leyan Methodist Band of Hope con- cluded a most successful season with an excellent tea and competitive meet- ing. About 60 children and several adults sat to a splendid repast, kindlv given to the Band of Hope children and Sunday School Scholars by Mrs Owen, Plas Canol, and Mrs O. W. Morris,Glan- glasfor. The kindness and generosity of these two ladies, who are defraying the cost of this tea annually, are highly appreciated by the friends at Ebenezer. In the evening a most sucsessful com- petitive meeting was held. Mr Owen Parry, Kimberley House, made an ad- mirable chairman. The Rev. E. J. Parry acted as conductor. Miss Fanny Jones opened the programme with an excellent solo. The following were the winners :-Solo for children under 12, 1st, Annie Price Jones 2, Laura Jones 8, Gwladys Fisher. To those under 7, 1, Mary Richards 2, Buddug Jones and Nellie Griffitb. Recitation for children under 7, 1st, Nellie Griffith 2, Buddug Jones 3, Megan Parry. Singing com- petition for children under 9, 1st, Jenny Pugh; 2, Maggie Jones 3, W. E. Griffith. Duett, Fanny Jones and Norman Lloyd; 2, Sarah Dilys Jones and Griffith D. Jo? Solo, 1, panDV Jones 2, Elsie Rogers Recitation for children over 9 years of age. 1, Annie Pryce Jones; 2, Sephorah J. Griffi th 3, Liura Jones and Robert Thomas. Trio, 1, FanDY Jones and party. sern, 1, Griffith David Joues; 2, John Owain Hughes. Quartette, Thomas Jones and party. The Rev ? T T) party. The Rev. E. J. Parry, in pro- posing a vote of thanks, referred in particular 1° the GXCe,,ent services ren- T dered 71 by Miss Annie Williams, Marine House, who bad prepared the musical part of the programme. Also Mrs O. Llewelyn Williftms, and Mr D. Roberts for their valuable services during the session. Mr William Jones, Minafon, LUti seerelju v w;io U naLle to be present, and Mr Ellis G. Owen took his place. Thanks were rendered to the adjudica- tors: Mr Joseph Thomas (music), Rev. E. Afonwy Williaras (recitations). Also to Mrs Owen and Mrs Morris for their great kindness. A collection was made towards the Soldiers' Comfort Fund, the Chairman contributed handsomely towards it.