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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [GLA] News Items of 1924 Number Three-Hundred sixtytwo
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 19:17:17 +0000 (GMT)


Western Mail Thursday June 26th 1924.

The remains of the late Mr. H. Rees JONES, the founder and head of the well-known Cardiff firm of shipbrokers, H. Rees JONES and Co., of Cardiff, were interred at the Penarth Cemetery on Wednesday. Only members of the family and friends were present. The coffin was conveyed from Golder's Green, London, to Penarth on Wednesday morning, being taken direct to the cemetery, where the Rev. G.T. SYMONDS (rector of St. Augustine's Church) and the Rev. H.A. NORTON (curate) officiated. Among those present at Penarth Cemetery on Wednesday were Mrs. H. Rees JONES, (the widow), Mr and Mrs. H. Rees JONES (jun.), Mr and Mrs. S.T. EVANS (daughter and son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs Bertrand TURNBULL (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. Ieuan Rees JONES (son), Miss Mary Rees JONES and Miss Elwynne Rees JONES (daughters), Mr and Mrs. D.W. EVANS (brother-in-law and sister), Cardiff, Mr and Mrs Glenelg GRANT (brother-in-law and sister), Cardiff; Mr and Mrs. LOCKETT (brother-in-law and
sister), London, and Miss Beatrice Rees JONES (sister), Cardiff.

John REES, a colliery sinker, of 21,Heolyfelin, Abergwynfi, was knocked down and killed by a train at Blaencwm on Wednesday, and there were indications that the unfortunate man, whose body was terribly mutilated, had been dragged a distance of 300 yards from the place where he appears to have been run down. REES was seen on Tuesdsay night going towards the line, and his body was found opposite the hut at Blaencwm, where he had been employed in sinking operations. He was a married man, aged 53, and was very popular amongst the workmen.

A Pentre tradesman, Mr. D.D. GEALEY, who went to Bournemouth for the benefit of his health, died suddenly on West Cliff on Wednesday. He left a boarding-house in West Hill-road, and had waljed 100 yards down the street when he collapsed.
Mr. GEALEY, who was formerly a bank clerk, came to the Rhondda about ten years ago, and had developed an extensive drapery business at Anchor House, Ystradf-road, Pentre.

The Caerphilly police have received information of an infant's body in a tin trunk in a house at Caerphilly.
It is beleived that the body has been in the trunk for several years.
The discovery was made at 33, White-street, Caerphilly, the residence of Mr. John GANNON, whose wife Elizabeth Ann, died on June 13 last.
In the trunk were found also a Caerphilly parish magazinedated November, 1909, and another magazine dated 1907, together with articles of clothing.
An inquest will be held.

The death is announced at the Royal Hospital, London, of Miss Gwladys Lilian HANBURY, only child of Mr. John HANBURY and Mrs HANBURY, of Victoria-terrace, Cwmavon, Port Talbot. Miss HANBURY, who was 29, was formerly a teacher at the Aberavon Church School, and had recently secured a teaching appointment near London. She recently underwent an operation.

Mrs MORGAN, of Woolcombe, near Wellington, Somerset, who passed away recently in her ninety-fifth year, was a member of one of the oldest, if not the oldest, county families in Glamorgan. Her father was the late Mr. Thomas BASSET, of Bonvilston House. Her son Major L.H.G. MORGAN, of Woolcombe, near Wellington, Somerset, has still in the Vale of Glamorgan a little old family property, which came direct from William the Conqueror, Mrs MORGAN'S ancestors having come over with him.

A figure well known to thousands of visitors, who climb the Brecon Beacons has just passed away in the person of Mr. William JONES, better known as "the Cwmllwch Shepherd."
Mr JONES, lived for many years at the farmstead of Cwmllwch, at the foot of the Beacons. He was 84 years of age, and had no illness, and was found dead in one of the outbuildings. His death re-calls the grim tragedy of Tommy JONES, his four-year-old grandson, who was lost from near Cwmllwch camp in August 1900, and found dead on the slopes of Cornddu a month later at the spot now marked by an obelisk, which was erected by public subscription.

Mr. Herbert WILLIAMS, of Sunnyside, Bridgend, was riding his motor-cycle near Laleston, on Wednesday evening, when there was a collision between his motor-cycle and a motor-car driven by Mr. EVANS, draper, Bridgend. Mr. WILLIAMS was heavily thrown, and was removed to Bridgend Cottage Hospital with a fractured thigh.

Selwyn PHILLIPS 28, of the Treforest Police-station, while riding a motor-cycle on the Llantrisant-road on Wednesday came into contact with a motor-car, and was removed to the Cardiff Royal Infirmary with a compound fracture of the leg.

Robert John MORGAN, 16, of 41, Alma-street, a youth employed by Messrs. T. MORGAN and Sons (Limited), shipping butchers, was crossing Cardiff-road, near the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, when he was knocked down by a motor-car owned and driven by Mr. Cuthbert Ralph COSSLETT. (iron and steel merchant), of 21, Altyryn-road, Newport.
The lad's right thigh was fractured. He was taken to the hospital and detained.

John Patrick


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