Welsh Regiment Badge The First Glamorgan Bantams - 17thwelsh.org.uk
Rev. Captain David Edwin Davies BA - Gazetted Chaplain 22nd May 1917
France    June 1916 to February 1918

Captain David Edwin Davies BA (1878 - 1947) - Non Conformist Battalion Chaplain - Page 3

In France with the YMCA, the 17th & 18th Battalions The Welsh Regiment
& Battalions of Other Regiments

Pages (1 - Family & Timeline), (2- Letter to Leta), (3 - Hymn Sheet), (4 - Signatures) (5 - Send Off),  (6 - Diary Pg1 & Evan Matthias)  (7 - Diary Pg 2) (8 -Misc Images)
Mrs Harris has kindly transcribed the names on this page and the one shown on Page (4)
It has dawned on the writer that this page is the obverse and Page (4) the reverse of the Hymn sheet on this Page
This has been confirmed, with liittle doubt, by manipulating the images on Pages (3) and (4) in Photoshop CS6

1918 Hymnsheet & Signaatures

Mrs Harris has been kind enough to transcribe the signatures on this, the obverse of the hymn sheet. It would be
interesting to view the database of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to see if any of those below survived WW1

Jno Crawford Maj. RAMC ( 106?2)
G. Victor Jones Capt. 18th Welsh Rgt. o/c Lewis guns 20.5.18
Mtt. Rogers Capt. o/c 'A' Coy 18 Welsh Reg 20.5.18
W.H.Cooper Bandmaster 17th and 18th Welsh 20.5.18
W.E. Brown Lt Col ... 18 Welsh 20.5.18
? Laurence Capt. A/Adjt 18 Welsh Regt 20.5.18
W.J. Davies 18th Welsh ?  Regt. ...Scouts
H. Mitford Capt. O.C.B.Coy 18th Welsh R. 20.5.18
H. Rainford Jones Capt. 18 Bttn Welsh Regt 20. 5. 18
Geo H Jones Lt. ? 18th Bt The Welsh Regt. 11/5/18
A. Witham Capt. OCC Coy 18 Welsh Rgt 19.1.18 MIZPHA


A hopefully diligent search for WW1 dead on the CWGC web site indicates that all the above survived WW1.

[MIZPHA is interesting, is it meant to be the MIZPAH of Gilead, a monument built by Jacob & Laban. An interpretation of the word gives its meaning as Goodness, Kindness and the Courage to Understand in times so bad that they can be hardly imagined An appropriate sentiment for the conditions on the Western Front. But, it is interesting to see that Captain Witham misspelt it using MIZPHA perhaps, as we call it today, a "typo", or was it deliberate, expressing his deeper feelings? A fuller accounts of the word can be found using Google].

 
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Pages (1 - Family & Timeline), (2- Letter to Leta), (3 - Hymn Sheet), (4 - Signatures) (5 - Send Off),  (6 - Diary Pg1 & Evan Matthias)  (7 - Diary Pg 2) (8 -Misc Images)