Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Comforts for Welsh Troops

From the Amman Valley Chronicle, 28th January, 1915. 


Another Appeal by Mrs. Lloyd George.

To the Editor of the “Amman Valley Chronicle.”
Sir,—The appeal which the committee of the National Fund for Welsh troops made through your columns a few weeks ago met with a very generous response, and we have been able to supply comforts to many Welsh regiments, both at home and abroad, but the demands on us increase daily.  I therefore venture to make a further appeal.

We particularly require a further supply of additional comforts, such as shirts, socks, mittens, cardigan jackets, sweaters, belts, mufflers, underwear, and Balaclava caps, also pipes, tobacco, and cigarettes.

Many ladies have started working parties on behalf of the fund.  I shall be glad to hear from other ladies willing to undertake similar work.

All contributions in money and kind will be gratefully received by me at 11, Downing-street, S.W.—I am, &c.,
Chairman of Committee.

[This is a follow-up to an earlier appeal by Margaret Lloyd George that had appeared in newspapers throughout Wales.  It still seems baffling that necessities such as shirts and underwear were being asked for as 'additional comforts'.]  

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