County: Glamorganshire
Issued on: Return
Date of presentation: 02/07/1902
Number issued: 1


Silver pendant & albert, to:

2nd Volunteer Active Service Company, Welsh Regiment –
7531 Private Jenkin JONES

Presentation made by Major D.J. Jenkins, on behalf of the band.

Private Jones also received a silver watch from the inhabitants of Dowlais.



Evening Express, 3rd July 1902


Presentation to Active Service Men.

A parade of the Dowlais detachment of the 3rd volunteer Battalion Welsh Regiment took place on Wednesday evening at the Central School Parade Ground, when Adjutant Orlebar, of the Cardiff Depot, put the men, who were strongly represented, through a series of drill exercises and movements. The officers on parade were Lieutenant-Colonel J. Craig, Major D.J. Jenkins, and Captain W. Lipsett, and the band (under the leadership of Bandmaster W. Smith) was also in attendance.

After the parade, which was witnessed by a large number of townspeople, the presentation of handsome silver watches, on behalf of the inhabitants and Volunteers, was made to Sergeant Arthur J. PHILLIPS, Private J. JONES, and Private C. JONES, members of the corps, who returned last week from active service in South Africa. The watches [which] were suitably inscribed and engraved with the Prince of Wales’ feathers and the motto of the battalion, “Gwell angeu na chywilydd", were presented by Mr R.E. Rees, Mr J.T. Davies (ex-president of the Dowlais Chamber of Trade) and Mr John Edwards. On behalf of the band, Major D.J. Jenkins handed to Private J. JONES a silver albert and pendant. The National Anthem having been sung to the accompaniment of the band, cheers for his Majesty were called for and heartily given.