26 July (1914) Preparing for War

  • 26 1914 (Sun.)C Company left Cardigan for Porthmadog under the command of Lieut Griffith and 2nd Lieut Illtyd R G Jones. On the outbreak of War on 1 Aug, the Territorials broke camp and returned home on 3 Aug. Britain declared war on Germany on 4 Aug. At 5pm on the same day the C Company of Territorials paraded in front of the Guildhall and the Company was addressed by Mayor Maj R W Picton Evans. After the address they marched through the town, before they made for C Station where a troop train was waiting to convey the troops to Dale Camp, near Milford Haven.

26 March (1969) Burial of Tommy Jeremiah – a survivor of the sinking of HMS Majestic, 1915

26 1969 (Mer.) Burial of Thomas Jeremiah, 80, 8 Eben’s Lane, who survived the sinking of the HMS Majestic, which sank on 27 May 1915. The ship was taking part in the Gallipoli Campaign. Local sailors were saved: Tom Parry Jenkins, George and Peter Davies, Willie Davies, Tommy Jeremiah, Tom Jones, David Jones, John Jones and David Williams – apart from one – Tom Evans, St Dogmaels.