THIS week’s From the Archive features a photograph of the Pentre Glee Society at a Barry railway station in 1916.

Pentre Glee Society visited Barry in September 1916 to entertain 80 wounded soldiers at the Sea View Hotel, in Dock View Road.

The old soldier on the far right is probably colour sergeant major Jos. Jones.

The Sea View hotel was converted into a Red Cross hospital in 1914 after permission was given by S. A. Brains for free use of the second and third floors.

The Pentre Glee Society were known to entertain wounded soldiers throughout South Wales.

Sergeant major Jos. Jones, a well-known tenor was also an army recruitment officer for the Rhondda and nicknamed "Kitchener of the Rhondda" having helped recruit around 12,000 men.

He had served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers for several years.

The Barry & District News would like to thank Cllr Shirley Hodges for the photograph and information.

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