Applicants who appled with the grounds: Ill Health

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1916


William Edwin Lewis, 19, University student

Grounds:

Reasons: In March last I applied to you for exemption & you granted me until May 25th with the usual 2 months in which to make a further application. I enclose my Classification Certificate & you will see that I am only fit for outdoor labour on Home Service - (Class Cii) - Under the circumstances I feel that I shall be of more service to the state in continuing my studies than I would be if called up. Any interruption of my work would be a great disadvantage to my scholastic career & would be attended by no corresponding advantage to the state.

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to be educated or trained for or engaged in the work of teaching or some other useful work. Grounds (c) and (e) Jul 14 1916 John Evans Chairman

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Evan Evans Jones, 29, Dental Mechanic

Grounds:

Reasons: I am carrying on my business of Dentist at Alexandra Road but have stated dates every which are fixed for attendances at other centres such as Machynlleth, Tregaron, Aberayron, Lampeter, &c. and during those days I have to leave my business at Aberystwyth in charge of E E Jones who has been in my employ off and on for over 2 years before he became permanently employed by me about 12 months ago. I used to have 2 or 3 Dental Mechanics but now I have only this one, and it is an absolute necessity for a Dentist to have a reliable Mechanic. I have a large number of orders on hand and it will be a very serious hardship for me and ruinous to my business if I cannot retain his services, as it is quite out of the question to get another Mechanic in his place - I have already tried in different ways but have not succeeded to get one.

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to be engaged as a Dental Mechanic. 11 Aug 1916 John Evans Chairman

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David William Morgan, 35, Draper & Millinery Manager and Buyer

Grounds:

Reasons: See grounds annexed

Verdict: Exempted till 17th February 1917 the exemption not to be open to renewal or variation except upon an application made with the leave of the Tribunal. Ground (d) and (e) Nov 17 1916 John Evans Chairman

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John Ewant Joel, 18, Baker and Grocers Assistant

Grounds:

Reasons: John Ewart Coel has been in my employ since October 15, 1912 and is the only assistant I have. I bake about 5 sacks of flour every week and during the summer months 6 sacks. J.E. Coel is the only Baker I engage. As I have a large number of regular customers it is a matter of the greatest importance for me to retain his services and serious hardship would ensue if he were called up for army service owing to my financial and business obligations.

Verdict: Adjourned to the meeting of the Tribunal to be held next after the expiration of one month from this date. Dec 8-1916, John Evans, Chairman. Adjourned to next meeting. Jan 12 1917, John Evans, Chairman. Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to work as a Baker of Bread. Ground (a) (d) and (e), Feb 2, 1917. John Evans, Chairman.

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Evan Daniel Jones, 36, Fishmonger and Fisherman

Grounds:

Reasons: I am a fisherman by trade but owing to illhealth I had to give up my occupation some years ago and take up the trade of fishmonger. I was rejeted under the Derby Scheme and was again rejected by the Carmarthen Medical Board in August 1916. I have recently been classified by the same Board as C.2 Owinf(sic) to my mother having been a bedridden invalid for many years past, I have incurred financial responsibilities which I have not yet been able to discharge. My only brother has been in the Navy since the outbreak of war. I claim exemption on the ground that I am unfit for any from of military service owing to my state of health.

Verdict: Exempted till 22nd September 1917 grounds d and e June 22nd 1917 John Evans Chairman

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Illtyd David, 22, Research Student of Economies in the University of Wales

Grounds:

Reasons: Since the outbreak of war I have been rejected four times on medical grounds. I was a member of the Official Training Corps at U. C. W. but in December 1915 was obliged to resign on account of physical unfitness. I was recently examined by the Medical Board at Carmarthen and rejected for all forms of military service except clerical work abroad. I am a Research Student at the Univ College of Wales and am being trained for the work of teaching Economics, a subject which must occupy an important place in education after the war. The specific research work on which I am at present engaged consists in the investigation of the effects of the war on wages and prices; on the movement of labour; on the employment of women and on industrial conditions generally. I submit, that since the only work of military value that I can be called upon to undertake is clerical work, it is expedient that I should continue such research, the results of which I hope will be of national value. For the above reasons I beg to apply for exemption conditional upon my continuing my present work.

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to carry on his present research work. Grounds (a) (c) and (e) SEPT 1 - 1916 John Evans Chairman

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1917


James Herbert, 33, Hotel proprietor and Motor Car Proprietor.

Grounds:

Reasons: I repeat the reasons stated in my previous application for exemption, to which I beg to refer. In addition to those reasons I am certified by Dr Ellis of Aberystwyth, Dr Evans of Felinfach, and Dr Davies of Aberayron to be unfit for Military Service of any kind.

Verdict: Exempted from military service absolutely Grounds (d) and (e). Apr 20 1917 John Evans Chairman

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Gwilym Thomas Hughes, 33, Manager of Grocery and Provision Store

Grounds:

Reasons: I am a Manager of a Grocery and Provision Store for Messrs Liptons Ltd., at Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, and have been in the Grocery & Provision Trade from boyhood. I was medically rejected under the Derby Scheme and am still suffering from the same complaint. We are a family of 4 brothers of whom three are already with the forces. I have a widowed mother and 2 sisters in illhealth who are partly dependent upon me and if I have to join the forces, serious hardship will ensue to them.

Verdict: Exempted till 20th July 1917. Grounds (a) and (d). APR 20 1917 John Evans Chairman

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John Edwards, 31, Bread Vanman & Horseman

Grounds:

Reasons: I offered my services to the Military representative on several occasions but was each time rejected and having been rejected I took upon myself further liabilities by furnishing home and getting married. I have three brothers already in the War, two in France and one in Egypt, the fourth brother in Glamorganshire has enlisted and expects a call daily.

Verdict: Exempted till 25th September 1917. Grounds (a) (d) and (e) May 25 1917, John Evans, Chairman

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Evan James, 35, Town Postman

Grounds:

Reasons: I am a married man with two children. My wife and youngest child are in a delicate state of health, and since an operation which I underwent some years ago my health has been impaired. It is with difficulty that I am able to follow my employment as postman owing to very bad feet.

Verdict: Exempted till 25th September 1917 Grounds (a) (d) and (e) May 25th 1917 John Evans Chairman

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David Price, 25,

Grounds:

Reasons: David Price was rejected on two previous occasions on Medical grounds and is not fit for Military training, as Medical attendants certify. He is in entire charge of the business which Mary Price commenced for him owing to his state of health, - Mary Price herself cannot carry on any business without him, and it will be a serious hardship for her if deprived of her son David Price. SHe has two other sons already in the Army, one in France for last 18 or 20 months, and the other now in Norfolk under notice to leave for foreign service.

Verdict: Exempted till 8th September 1917 Grounds (d) and (e) JUN 8 1917 John Evans Chariman

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Isaac Thomas, 38, Wollen Merchant and Drapers Assistant

Grounds:

Reasons: My son has been in my employ for over 8 years. Previous to that he was employed as a clerk in a solicitors office for over 14 years. Owing to increased trade and the extension of my stalls - I persuaded upon him to assist me in the business as I could not carry on the business without him, He has entire charge of all accounts and correspondence. There are over 300 customers on my Books who pay weekly instalments and has to collect these. Since the commencement of the present War, I have supplied the War Service Committee and other Voluntary and sewing panels with knitting yarn and Welsh Flannel. I am 65 years of age

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to carry on his present work or work of a similar nature. Grounds (a) (d) and (e). JUN 8 - 1917 John Evans Chairman

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Richard Jones, 30, Fitter and Turner now in occupation of Messrs D. Roberts + Sons Ltd.

Grounds:

Reasons: I am at present engaged at the Brewery and have to undertake all ordinary repairss to the Engines and machinery during the illness of my father who generally managed the Machinery. I am expecting daily to be called up for service by my late employers, Messrs J Mathias Sons, Shopowners - I was rejected twice for Military service and am suffering from pains in my head and ears ever since I had an attack of Scarlet fever.

Verdict: Exempted till 8th .August1917 Grounds (d) and (g) JUN 8 - 1917 John Evans Chairman

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Richard Ash, 28, Engineer Wash house-man at Laundry

Grounds:

Reasons: The Grounds Annexed

Verdict: Adjourned to the next meeting JUN 8 - 1917 John Evans Chairman. Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to carry on with present work or work of a similar nature Grounds (a) (d) (e) and (g) JUN 22 1917 John Evans Chairman

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Albert Horsley Willis, 34, Caretaker and Stage Manager

Grounds:

Reasons: A. H. Willis is employed by the Trustees of David Phillips deceased as a Caretaker at the Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth. He has sole charge of the scenic effects on the stage. He has a wife and five children dependent upon him, one of whom is a confirmed invalid suffering from spinal disease. The father, which is 75 years of age and practically blind, dependent upon him and lives with him. A H Willis is quite indispensable to the carrying on of the Coliseum during the summer months as he is the only foreman who has the necessary knowledge and experience for managing the effects on the stage. for the Trustees of David Phillips deceased

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to carry on his present work or work of a similar nature. Grounds (a) (d) and (e) JUN 22 1917 John Evans Chairman

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David Evans, 20, Watchmaker's and Clockmaker's apprentice

Grounds:

Reasons: I am a Watch & Clock Maker & Repairer carrying on business in Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth. D. Evans was apprenticed to me in January 1913 and as my staff is reduced at the present time, I apply for exemption for him for 3 months until the Season is over.

Verdict: Exempted till 20th October 1917 Grounds (d) and (e) JUL 20 1917 John Evans Chairman

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William Phillips, 30, Grocer + Provision Merchant

Grounds:

Reasons: Owing to delicate health + inability to undertale any ardous work serious hardship and loss would result if I am deprived of this my only assistant. The man's health is such as to render him unfit for military work or training.

Verdict: Exemption on condition that and so long as he continues to carry on his present work or work of a similar nature. Grounds (a) (d) and (e) SEP 28 1917 John Evans Chairman

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David John Blackwell, 21, Vegetable Fruit and Produce Merchant's Assistant

Grounds:

Reasons: David John Blackwell is the only man in my employ and is absolutely indispensable to me. Owing to being unable to obtain extra hands this season my wife made an attempt to help us with the result that she is now confined to the house indefinitely by doctor's orders. The only assistance I have been able to get this summer has been a ten year old boy. David John Blackwell's only brother of military age is with the Forces in France. D.J.Blackwell is classed in the low category C.2. and I think by being employed in the distribution of food generally he is doing work of greater national importance than being in the Army.

Verdict: Exempted till 28th December 1917. Grounds (a) (d) and (e) Sep 28 1917, John Evans, Chairman

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John Edward Harding, 34, Stated

Grounds:

Reasons: Since last appeal, our Mr Powell has been under medical treatment, and unable to perform his duties as usual

Verdict: Exempted till 28th December 1917, the exemption not to be open to special or variation except upon an application made with the leave of the Tribunal. Grounds (a) and (d) Sept 28 1917 John Evans, Chairman

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John Edwards, 31, Bread Vanman & Horseman

Grounds:

Reasons: I offered my services to the Military Authorities on several occasions but was each time rejected and having been rejected I took upon myself further liabilities by furnishing home and getting married. I have 4 brothers already in the War 3 in France and one in Egypt.

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to carry on his present work or work of a similar nature. Grounds (a)(d) and (e). Sep 28 1917, John Evans, Chairman

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John Edwards, 31, Baker and Merchant

Grounds:

Reasons: I have already suffered greatly by the loss of my employees who have been called up and since my last application I have lost three more of my employees. I cannot possibly find suitable men to carry out the duties now carried on by John Edwards although I have made every effort and it will be a very severe hardship and loss to me if I am not able to retain the services of this man.

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to carry out his present work or work of a similar nature. Grounds (a)(d) and (e) Sep 28 1917, John Evans, Chairman

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William Robert Williams, 29, Draper's Assistant

Grounds:

Reasons: I am a General Draper and W.R.Williams is in my employ as an assistant. He served his apprenticeship with me and has been in my employ continuously for the past 15 years. He offered himself for attestation under the Derby Group System but was rejected on the 8th November 1915. In May 1916 he was examined by the Newport Medical Board and again rejected. In May 1917 he was called up for re-examination under the Review of Exceptions Act and was placed in Class R.R. by the Carmarthen Medical Board. On the 15th November 1917 he was again re-examined by the Carmarthen Medical Board and placed in Grade 3 (three), and was informed by the President of the Board that his classification was equivalent to the former C.3 Class. Owing to his state of health, he has always been employed by me on light work. He is a most experienced assistant and on the grounds of his state of health and his experience I apply for exemption for him.

Verdict: exempted till 29th June 1918. Grounds (d) and (e) Dec 28 1917, John Evans, Chairman

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Edward Rees Hughes, 34, Provision & Grocery hand

Grounds:

Reasons: As I have a large Provision & Grocery trade which is heavy work it would be impossible for myself to carry on the work and this is the only experienced man I have and the only means I have of handling Bacon and other heavy goods as I am not allowed owing to health to do any heavy work myself.

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to carry on his present work or work of a similar nature. Grounds (a)(d) and (e). Dec 28 1917, John Evans, Chairman

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William Edward Nutt, 25, Cook

Grounds:

Reasons: Owing to the food restrictions imposed on Hotels it is necessary to retain the services of an experienced man to utilise all food to the best advantage and who can control and carry out the most rigid economy in regard to food in the interests of the community & the patrons.

Verdict: Exempted on condition and so long as he continuous to carry out his present work or work of a similar nature. Grounds (a)(d) and (e). June 22 1917, John Evans, Chairman

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1918


Henry Longley, 41, Tobacconist? and Fancy Foods Dealer

Grounds:

Reasons: I have a wife and two children aged 5 years and 18 months respectively. I tried to attest under the Derby scheme but was rejected - some four years ago I purchased extensive premises, No 48 Terrace Road, and have a very heavy financial liability thereon. I have no male assisting in the business at present, the man I had joined the Colours on the outbreak of War - the whole responsibility of the business rests upon me, and I have to handle all the heavy goods, having no one capable to take responsibility. I manufacture about 12,000 boxes of cigarettes every year which are sent to the men at the Front and cannot cope with all the orders sent in. - If called up for Service it will ruin my business which has taken years to establish.

Verdict: Temporary exemption for 4 calendar months. Ground A. John Jones Chairman 9th February 1918

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James Morris, 38, Bakers Van-Man

Grounds:

Reasons: That the services of the man are required to supply the wants of the County district and that we cannot obtain another to take his place.

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to be engaged in his present work. Grounds (a)(d) and (e) Apr 20 1917, John Evans, Chairman

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