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One of the best reception meetings up-to date to local heroes was held at Calfaria. Ravenhill, when Mr. W. Morgan, Forest Hall, presided over a crowded gathering. Tha heroes honoured were Corpl Owen Edwards, 14th Welsh; Lee.-Cpl. Jos. Thomas, 14th Welsh; Pte. Johnny Davies, 14th Welsh; Pte. John Thomas, R.W.P.; and Pte. Trevor Williams, 14th Welsh. Mr. Griff Charles (Manselton) rendered solos of a high standard, and was loudly applauded. Miss Edith Thomas (Gendros), Miss Charles (Cwmbwrla;. and Miss George (Waunarlwydd), contributed solos which were much appreciated. Mr. Jack Thomas (Cwmbwria) gave humorous orations. Mrs. L. B. Thomas. Ystrad, accompanied. Addresses were delivererd by the chairman (who also gave a handsome contribution to the funds), Rev. E. J. Hughes (Calfaria), Conn. Jas. Jones, an l Mr. Robt. Charles. A vote of sympathy with the, families of Ptes Daniel Davies and Idris Morris was moved by 'the Rev. D. Jenkin Jones (Saron), and seconded by Mr. J. Davies (Bleak House), the assembly standing in silence. On behalf of the Reception Committee and local inhabitants, Mrs. Lucy Williams presented the heroes with suitably inscribed Bibles and wallets. A vote of thanks to the chairman and artistes was proposed by Mr. T. T. Thomas, and seconded by Mr. Tom Andrews."1

The relatives of Private Idris Morris, Welsh Regiment, have received an unofficial communication to the effect that he has fallen in action. The news proceeded from one of his pals, who stated that he fell a victim to a sniper, but up to the present no news has been received from the War Office."2

I can find very little information on Private Idris Morris, Welsh Regiment, died before 30th August 1916. It is possible that his full name could be Private, Jacob Idris Morris, 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, Service Number 50055 and died 7th July 1916. There is great deal more information available on this soldier.

1 Cambrian Daily Leader 30.08.1916
2 Herald of Wales 23.09.1916