Waterford Soldier's Death ; Waterford G.P.O. Men with the Colours ; The Protestant Hall ; Protestant Orphan Society ; Soldiers Concert at the Front ; Waterford Tender Objected to ; Corporation Meeting ; Co. Waterford Officer Decorated ; Lieut. T.H. Bor

The Waterford News - 31st of March 1916, Page 5

Waterford Soldier's Death ; Waterford G.P.O. Men with the Colours ; The Protestant Hall ; Protestant Orphan Society ; Soldiers Concert at the Front ; Waterford Tender Objected to ; Corporation Meeting ; Co. Waterford Officer Decorated ; Lieut. T.H. Bor
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We have heard with regret of the death of Corporal Timothy Reagan of the Royal Irish, Regiment which took place at Farnborough.   The deceased, previous to the time he joined the army, was engaged as assistant at the London and Newcastle Tea Company's Waterford establishment and also at their Tramore and other branches.  He was quite a young man and his bright and genial disposition won friends for him wherever he went.  He had been for some time in England, and was injured by a piece of shrapnel from a bomb dropped by a Zepplin.  He was operated on two or three times, but unfortunately succombed to his injuries.  His many friends in Waterford will learn with regret of his demise.


Three more young men on the clerical staff of the Waterford G.P.O. have now joined the signal company of the Royal Engineers as expert telegraphists. They are Messrs H. St. John Joseph Barden, and J. P. Clarke.  Mr. Bowers, of the clerical staff of the Dungarvan office, has a lso joined the same unit. Waterford G.P.0. can boast of as good a record in the matter of giving men to the army as any other post office in Ireland. Up to the present over fifty postal employees in the Waterford postal district have joined the colours, no less than 13 of these being clerks, many of whom are already serving with the Engineers in France and other theatres of war. Lance-Corporal Duggan. Royal Engineers, who joined from the clerical staff of the G.P O., and has been in France for a considerable time. is home on short leave this week.


Last Friday the annual meeting of the Protestant Hall was held, the Right Rev. Dr. O’Hara presiding. The statement of accounts submitted to the meeting showed a deficit of £30.  Special mention was made in the report of the organ recently presented to the Hall by Dr. George Mackesy A vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Edgar White for his efficient management of the Hall.


The Protestant Orphan Society held its annual meeting last Monday in The Protestant Hall.  The Right Rev. Dr. O’Hara presided, and amongst those present were Mrs. O’Hara, Mrs. Oakshott, Miss Ardagh the Dean of Waterford, Mr John Strangman, Mr. S. Strangman, Mr. Hammond, Mr. Edgar White, Mr. W. A. Dobbyn and Mr. R. G.  Ridgway (secretary). The report showed that seventeen children are supported by the Society. The balance to credit at the end of the year £36 as compared with £51 at the end of the previous year.


A letter, signed by 8157, Rfni. G. Moore, Machine Gun Section, 1st Royal Irish Rifles, describes a concert held in a barn behind the firing line, on St. Patrick’s Day.  Privates Hayes, Keane, Harman and Moore took part in the jolification.  T he letter concludes ‘‘ with best wishes for the boys of the old Urbs Intacta."


At the weekly meeting of Dungarvan Board of Guardians on Tuesday three tenders were received for 130 stones of Champion potatoes for seed.  A Waterford firm tendered at 7 3/4d. per stone, while two Dungarvan firms tendered at 10 3/4d. and 10d. per stone respectively.  Mr. Byrne said that he objected to a Waterford man getting the contract: it should be given to a man in the union. The Board accepted.


At the quarterly meeting of the Corporation on Tuesday next the following recommendations from the Finance and Law Committee will come on for consideration :- That a reversionary lease be granted to Messrs. Harvey and Son for premises in Gladstone street for 50 years, from the 25th March, 1914, at the yearly rent, of £30 they covenanting to expend thereon the sum of £590 18s. in permanent repairs, subject to the sanction of the Local Governnient, and also subject to the interests of Mr. Sage being safeguarded.  That a lease be granted to Mrs Mary Fitzgerald of 19 houses at Castle street for 75 years, from the 25th March 1915, at the yearly rent of £32 10s., reducible to £13 12s in case all rates on same are duly paid, she covenanting to spend the sum of £845 thereon in repairs and improvements within two years.   That Mr. James Whitty, stockbroker, be paid £4,400 for War Stock purchased as an investment for Sinking Fund purposes.  That tenders be invited for the letting of the Theatre Royal, subject to works proposed by the Borough Surveyor for it's improvement at an estimated cost of £330- these to be carried out by the accepted lessee, the highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  The letting for a number of years and conditions to be decided by the Council.  Increases of 2s. 6d. per week are reccommended in the wages of Joseph Goulding and John Hurley "for the duration of the war owing to their having many dependants" .


The Street Committee recommend the granting of permission to Messrs Robert son and Ledlie to erect a hoarding at Manor street, and in this connection a memorial is forwarded protesting against the erection of the hoarding. The Public Health Committee recommend that a license be granted to Mr. John Morgan for a slaughter-house at Ballybricken for one year.  The Waterworks committee recommend a number of increases of wages.


The resolutions from the Dublin Corporation and the Irish Financial Relations committee with reference to the proposed increase in Irish taxation will also engage the attention of the Council.


Captain Charles E. R. Holroyd-Smyth, 3rd Dragoon Guards has been mentioned in despatches and awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry in action He is the second son of the late Colonel Holroyd-Smyth of Ballynatray, Co. Waterford.  Captain Holroyd-Smyth served in the South African war. He is well-known Ireland as a fine rider and has won many point-to-points. A portrait of the gallant officer appears in to-day’s " Irish Life."


Lieutenant T. H. Borr, R. N. R., whose death on active service has been notified, was the son of Mr. E. N. C. Bor, Bank of Ireland, Maryborough.  He received his early education at Kilkenny College, and at the age of 14 entered the Merchantile Marine, receiving his captain's certificate at 22.  At the outbreak of hostilities he offered his services to his country, was accepted, and got a commission in the Royal Navy Reserve.  The deceased officer gave promise of a brilliant career.
Mr. Bor was for many years stationed in Waterford, and his many friends will, we are sure, with him in his bereavement.

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