Formerly a member of the Banbury C.Y.M.S. and St. John's church choir, and also of the Banbury Division of the St. John Ambulance Brigade, Pte. A. R. England, R.A.M.C., has been reported missing at Tobruk.
The King has approved the award of the Bar to the Distinguished Flying Cross to Acting Squadron Leader Billy Drake, D.F.C., No. 112 Squadron, a 25-years-old Londoner, who was educated at Prior Park College, Bath. His parents live at Chatham.
The that meeting of the Newman Association to take place in the new premises—a large flat in Hereford House, Park Street, near Marble Arch. the gift pf generous Dutch Catholics— was held on Sunday last. A paper on Malta was read by Mr. Joseph Sultana.
The following children now attending St. Monica's School, Hoxton Square, London, N.1 (evacuated to Wellingborough, Northants, since September 1, 1939), have obtained scholarships: James Brosnan and Barbara Evans (Junior County); Pamela Pottle, Patricia Rogers, Joan Parsons and Daphne Bastin (Technical).
The Rev. J. Shaw, addressing mernbers of the Catholic Stage Guild at their annual Mass at Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, London, last Sunday, said that the majority of members were scattered all over the world, but that those who were there could join in prayer for those who are fighting, those who are serving their country in their own profession, and those who had already made the supreme sacrifice. The Mass was offered for the intentions of all members of the Guild.
Nottingham's Catholic Sheriff, Councillor A. H. Billingham, accompanied by Mrs. Biilingham, opened a garden party in the Cathedral gardens, Nottingham, on Saturday, the proceeds going to the Centenary Restoration Fund. Very Rev. Canon E. W. Parmentier, of St. Augustine's, welcomed him on behalf of the Administrator, the Rev. Dr. E. Ellis, D.D. A play was given by the children of St. Joseph's School.
The following act of gallantry during air raids has been notified in Southern Command Orders: Captain H. F. Gormley, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (attached Essex Regiment), an old Stonyhurst boy, whose home address is 5, Penlee Gardens, Stoke, Ply. mouth, " did particularly good week during enemy air raids."