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From: J GRIFFITHS <>
Subject: [GLA] News Items October 1st to December 31st 1926. No. 231.
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 21:30:53 +0000 (GMT)


Western Mail Monday November 22. 1926.  No. 231.

DR., A. ROSS, PENRHIWCEIBER.

Dr. Alexander ROSS, M.A., brother of Dr. Robert ROSS of Mountain Ash, with whom
he was in partnership, died on Saturday at his home at Penrhiwceiber, at the age
of 50 years. Originally he chose the Church as a career, and served as senior
chaplain to the Forces during the Great War in the Dardenelles, Palestine,
Egypt, and France. On his demobilisation he gave up the Church to enter the
medical profession and about three years ago he and his brother came to the
Mountain Ash district to open up a practice. By his unfailing kindness and
readiness to help the poor he had won the affection and goodwill of a host of
folk at Mountain Ash and Penrhiwceiber.

"THE CHILDREN'S DOCTOR" OF BRIDGEND.

After two years of indifferent health Dr. Percy GRIFFITHS, for 31 years medical
practitioner in partnership with Dr. W. Edmund THOMAS, J.P., Bridgend, died at
Waterlooville. A son of the late Mr. William GRIFFITHS, of Portland-terrace,
Merthyr Tydfil, he was educated at the Edinburgh Royal School of Medicine and
the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He was especially skilled in the treatment of
children's ailments and was known affectionately in the Bridgend area as " The
Children's Doctor." He had given up practice for some time and left Bridgend for
Cheltenham, proceeding later to Waterlooville. He is survived by a widow and two
children. 


MR. W. WRIGHT, TREHARRIS.

The death took place on Sunday at the Bristol Royal Infirmary of Mr. William
WRIGHT, proprietor of the Royal Furnishing Stores, Treharris. Mr. WRIGHT, who
was 62 years of age, came to Treharris eighteen years ago and founded the
business of which he remained the head until the end. He was a member of the
Treharris Chamber of Trade, and was held in high esteem in business circles.

MR. G. H. BRETT, NEWPORT.

Mr. George Henry BRETT, of 6, Faulkner-road, Newport, died aged 66 years. He was
for many years in business at Clevedon, and served for fifteen years as a member
of the Clevedon Urban District Council. He made his home at Newport about eight
years ago, and soon interested himself actively in Free Church matters, being
prominently associated with the Congregational Church. He leaves a widow and
four sons (Mr. Fred BRETT, of Thame, Oxon: Mr. Wm. BRETT. Aberdare: Mr. Herbert
BRETT, who is in the British Embassy at Washington, and Mr. Ernest BRETT, who is
in Queenland). The funeral will take place on Wednesday.

MR. J. THOMAS, CARDIFF.

Mr. Joseph THOMAS of 121, Allensbank-road, Cardiff, died on Saturday. He was a
son of the late Mr. Joseph THOMAS and of Mrs. THOMAS, Cornerswell-road, Penarth.
Mr. THOMAS had taken an active interest in Freemasonary and a member of the
Gwalia Lodge.
Mr. THOMAS was a trustee of the Woodville-road Baptist Church and a
vice-president of the church choir. He was also a successful conductor and his
children's party won the first prize and gold medal at the National Temperance
Union Festival.

John Patrick


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