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"BOB'S" FUNERAL 1

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"BOB'S" FUNERAL 1  How 6th Welsh Were I Honoured. I I Praise For Queen s Secretary. More interesting int?-ma? inc. dents  t(?-<Iay's Kud ice??ions a- pear in to-<lay?B instal- ment -of the Liite Lord .Viniaj'_ Cr:chtoll- SUiart's d:ary (edited by V<eut. R. G. M. V. Bland, lit h Welsh Eegt.,) in the P. West ern Mail." General Byng and Col. Stockford (Queen Mary' recrc-'ary > are mentioned The following are quotations: Nov. M.—\Ve hear that hoos is dead! My God, why di. Ui'r the nation take hie ,UdV??oo? If we had, W!,? a tf Serpnee.. He died v.;ru his Indian?, and was, no Ile his IiiCiiins, w?is, n?L, BOBS' FUNERAL. I Nov. 17.—Alluding to Lord Roberts' funeral, Lord Ninian says: General Wil- son, Sir Pertib S'mrh, a iew Indian;, one colour-sergffan-i, and then sjx of my men were all the peop- to go on t.he beat. The e-sGOiit of the 6th was Cof-sergt. Gorman, Private Biekham, Private Price, Private Woe;woocl, Private Thomas, and Private Gr?iiths. And ,o our great Lord Roberts wemt ever :n the ordinary ma.l-bo?t (?nwad, ?ith twj people and an escort as }i':s companions! !j«t others think a.s i they like—and perhapfl the war has put I everything oat ot perspective and pro- portion—but I am inclined to iiink the authorities at home might have done a ;;V.od bit mci'f. XilV, Bvng arrived in the morning, and he and By tlg n"iSl:ed T w a -1, 1m my having lunch w'rh I was able afterward? t have a long grouse with hiirt about the battalion and myself, 4, ni he promised to do wlutf he could for me. He gave m* -orae excellent advice abou: (he trenciifv. which will be quite useful. The chief tknt;' seems to be keep your h'?t -ar.<l when you have got it to got -?t to November 30. q.nernl IV. ng ^cnt off io the front. He said heUuv he worn that h. would speak j to Sir J. D. as him- ulvjut il-e battalion. I rather think this uieaiis we snail he moved. I had !o ;,H1fl two corporals to the r.a.C.M. (Field General Court-mortiel) this morning, which has worried me a lot, 1 arn en much afraid of their getting than !hcv deserve—the courts arc hard out here. But they had to go, as they lo-t m?n they had to take up L) the fvont. It was bad luck, seally, as if was an error of judgment, but it has to S:), I have told Dodie [Major Pr.jv, ning] Li-wis that thoy must go and give tboia y • "■■l characters. Dined wi• h Mrs. Byns, who is naturally very cut up afc the general having gone again. r>ix;embcr t. Rathr-r a good thing for the battalion wp- in <?ar?p "f the nsual funeral party, and ii-;iiql fiyioral pi-,rtv, an(i flrr-c.l in civilian <d..thes askrd to walk up with the funeral as JtT, s t !»<• rc> was no other person present. The men went through their in the ordinary way, but we hap- |x-;cd l') have "err Vst bugler on duty. THE fl'JCSN'S SECRETARY. j ) md of t'-e cc-remony the man I un <•:> S'huttlrwoad and said, "I am vr.vj pleirs-d with she wav the men hav? <arr;ed their duty, and particularly p!of>with the Last ^•Hinded. Vou Tiiight, perhaps, like to I I am Co!onel Stockiord- (Qiuvn .V«r.vV piivato secretary.) II:) then nr.k.-rl the name of t.V battalion, and surpri.u wlion lie W.TS told it was a T. !'1, one. Shnttlowoe.il o c) I'tiupil tü Culonwl Stockford's hotel in the f-ven'ng and ash for him there. He went, •'ind vili; some cigarettes from Queer Jlary for each of the men, and a bos of Turkish fur himself. Everyone was pcr- feriiy delighted. December 3. AV;! l Co l one l Stock- More about the fur». Stock- ford canift to the barracks, and tent for hhe bugler, I'oyle, of F Company, and gave hun a muf;b"r with A present from (.)uer.ji Mary on it. Of course, the boy Mas bimply del ighted. December 4. The exact namps of Skuttiewood and Bugler loyle have sent far by Col. Stockford. l don't know what is going tJ happen. I suppose a letter of thanks. I^e; »>.—I succeeded in getting my two caxjiorals off this morning—let off wi,h a severe reprimand. Parcels came this morning for r lie men. The first lot thajt have been tent off from Swansea. Tlyey cume slov/iy bir; very well done up in a bale. Dec. 7.—The fVnrth anniversary of my I getting into the Liouse of Commons. Bn' this ;jb a bit different. Dee. ?-—Another compliment to-day. Parker, who is "inspector of railheads, told Lie that the men were perfectly splendid, and did their work perfectly. I am delighted.

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