Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Comforts for Welsh Troops

From the Cambrian Daily Leader, 24th December 1914. 


(To the Editor).
Sir,—I shall be glad if you will kindly allow me to appeal through your columns on behalf of the National Fund for Welsh Troops.

The committee is anxious that all Welsh regiments serving at home and abroad should be provided with additional comforts, such as shirts, socks, mittens, and Cardigan jackets, also pipes, tobacco, and cigarettes.

All contributions of money and kind will be gratefully received by me at 11, Downing-street, Whitehall, S.W.-- Yours faithfully, 

Margaret Lloyd George, 
Chairman of Committee.
11, Downing-street, Whitehall, London, S.W., 
December 21st, 1914.

[David Lloyd George was Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1914 - 11 Downing Street is the official residence of the Chancellor.  He had been Chancellor since 1908, when he had introduced Old Age Pensions, and became Prime Minister in 1916.  Margaret Lloyd George was Welsh, like her husband, and she raised a huge amount for charities during the war.] 

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