Applicants who appled with the grounds: Listed as a protected ocupation

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1916


John Mason, 29, Sawyer

Grounds:

Reasons: John Mason is married and has worked for us for 6 years. 4 of our men have already enlisted. Now employ 5 men including John Mason, he is the only sawyer in my employment and has charge of the workshop and machinery belonging to us and is indispensable to us in the business. He alone works the spindle machine, planing machine, band saw and circular saws. If Mason is not exempted business would be seriously affected and pecuniary loss would follow in consequence.

Verdict: Exempted till 9th October 1916 Grounds (d) and (g). Jun 9 1916 John Evans Chairman

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William Owen, 24 years 10 months, Plumber, Gas & Hot Water Fitter

Grounds:

Reasons: This man ins the leading plumber in my employ (my other man owing to ill health is not to be relied upon) The man I had to replace him whiles on active service has left me to work on munitions. I have advertised for a substitute, but failed to get one reply to my advertisement. He (Wm. Owen) is thoroughly acquainted will all the water services and sanitary arrangements in all the local public institutions and larger hotels, and with the town water supply, and is absolutely indispensable. Even if it were possible to get a man in his place, it would take him a considerable time to become accustomed yo local conditions. At the present time I have in hand work in connecting with the water supply at the University Coll. of Wales, and at Alexandra Hall which is of vital importance.

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to work as a Plumber and Gas and Water Fitter. Grounds (a) (d) and (g) Jun 23 1916 John Evans Chairman

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Albert James Williams, 31, Market Gardener - only man left on 2 acres land + 8 glass houses, all food production for town & neighbourhood.

Grounds:

Reasons: I find it impossible to obtain practical help - I have to do all delivery as well as the growing of fruit vegetables for J Rice is absolutely necessary - he has gained this with me during the last 10 years most especially in the 8 glass Houses mistakes or carelessness spells entire ruin I am now approaching 60 years of age and so cannot expect to be active and have the necessary good health as in the past so relief in the responsibilities are urgent . He is the only man I have left my others have gone to work for the government some way or other. He was rejected as medically unit and now is Class B. l submit he would be helping the nation.

Verdict: Exempted till 29th December 1916. Grounds (d) and (g). SEP 29 1916. John Evans Chairman

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1917


David John Blackwell, 20, Produce Merchants Assistant and Salesman

Grounds:

Reasons: Con Grounds A + G I beg to appeal for Conditional Exemption for my assistant David John Blackwell. He is the only man in my employ and is absolutely indispensable to the carrying on of my business. Being only classed C II, will, I think, justify my appeal on the above-mentioned grounds

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

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William Phillips, 30, Grocer + Provision Merchants' Assistant

Grounds:

Reasons: Owing to a delicate state of health + inability to do any heavy work, serious hardship + financial loss would result if my assistant was taken for Military Service.

Verdict: Exempted till 8th September 1917. 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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Thomas Samuel, 40, Timber Haulier

Grounds:

Reasons: I am employed as a Haulier in the home grown Timber trade for supplying Timber for the Naval Collieries. I am 40 years of age and married and have delicate wife dependant upon me as well as two daughters, neither of whom is able to support herself. I apply for exemption on the ground of hardship and on the ground that my occupation is reserved one.

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continued to work as a Timber Haulier. Grounds (a) (d) and (g) 0CT5 - 1917 Edward Morris Chairman

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Thomas Samuel, 40, Pitwood Carrier

Grounds:

Reasons: The supply of Pitwood is most urgently needed at the Naval Collieries

Verdict: Exempted on condition that and so long as he continues to work as a Timber Haulier. Grounds (a) (d) and (g). OCT5 - 1917 Edward Morgan Chairman

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1918


Thomas Samuel, 40, Timber Haulier

Grounds:

Reasons: This man is most essential for Pitwood Transport work

Verdict: Blank

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Thomas Samuel, 40, Timber Haulier

Grounds:

Reasons: I am employed as a Haulier in the home-grown Timber trade for supplying timber for the Naval Collieries. I am 40 years of age and married and have a delicate wife dependent upon me as well as 2 daughters, neither of whom is able to support herself. I apply for exemption on the ground of hardship and on the ground that my occupation is a reserved one.

Verdict: Conditional exemption on his continuing the occupation in which he is at present engaged. Ground A. John Jones Chairman 8th February 1918

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