Gerwyn House
January 30, 2017
William Williams Pantycelyn 1717 – 1791
February 3, 2017

The Men Arrive

The men arrived at Llandovery with their clothes in a deplorable state, and although we have a very fair supply of underclothes amongst the hospital’s equipments, we have much difficulty in obtaining suits and boots-both these articles being a matter of urgency. As before explained, they need not be new but must necessarily be clean and in fairly good condition. Caps, ties, braces, collars and warm gloves are also much required”

April 2, 1915

Sick Soldiers’ Arrival,- On Wednesday evening in last week, eleven sick soldiers arrived here for treatment at the Red Cross Hospital, and were met at the station by Mrs. Pryse-Rice, of Llwynybrain, the president of the Carmarthenshire Branch of the Red Cross Society; Mr Pryse-Rice, the mayor of the borough, and the Misses Rice, of Llwynybrain. The soldiers were con-veyed in motors to the hospital, where they are receiving every care and attention at the hands of the Matron ( Mrs. G. Anthony) and an efficient staff of voluntary nurses. Among the arrivals, special mention must be made of Colour Sergeant-Major Pogson, who was recently presented by His Majesty the King with a Distinguished Service medal for his bravery in taking charge of half a company after the officers had been lost, and also retaking trenches after the Prussian Guards had broken through on the 8th Novenmber last at Ypres.
The following is a list of the patients:-

  • Pte R.W. Conibear, 55th Field Co., Royal Engineers ( rheumatism)
  • Pte C. Foules, 9th Squadron Army Service Corps Remounts ( bronchitis)
  • Pte R.W. Taylor, B Coy., 1st Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry ( frost-bitten feet and rheuma-tism)
  • Pte L. Dobson, A Coy., 1st Royal Berks ( rheumatism)
  • Pte G. Logan, B Coy., 1st Batt. Royal Fusiliers ( bronchitis and pleurisy)
  • Rifleman F. Lambert, B Coy., London Regiment ( bronchitis and neurasthenia)
  • Colour Sergeant-Major E. Pogson, C Coy., 2nd Duke of Wellington’s ( neurasthenia)
  • Pte A. Kemp, D Coy., 2nd Batt. Rifle Brigade ( pneumonia)
  • Cpl. G. James, 4th Siege Coy., Royal Monmouth Royal Engineers (rheumatism)
  • Pte D. Bodle, D Coy., 2nd Batt. Cameron Highlanders ( rheumatism)
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