He served with and ultimately commanded the Welsh Hospital in South Africa in the Boer War and was awarded the C.B. afterwards. In the first world war he was colonel A.M.S. and Deputy Inspector of Military Orthopaedics, Western Command . He founded the Prince of Wales Hospital , Cardiff , for limbless sailors and soldiers ; this hospital was afterwards expanded to embrace other crippling disabilities, and was thus converted into an orthopaedic hospital . He was awarded the C.M.G. in 1917 and became K.B.E. in 1919 .
In 1921 he retired to Llwyndyrus , Llechryd, Cards. , where he took an active interest in the Cardigan War Memorial Hospital . He was a J.P. and D.L. of Cardiganshire and served as high sheriff , 1907-8 . During his years at Llwyndyrus he became a very enthusiastic amateur archaeologist , eventually propounding theories in regard to the archaeological importance of the district between Llwyndyrus and Cardigan . Some of these theories were set forth by him in a book called The Key of All Wales . Much to his chagrin, however, his conclusions were not acceptable to professional archaeologists .
In 1892 he m. Mary Rosena , only daughter of Edward Jenkins , Cardiff . He d. at Llwyndyrus , 21 Sept. 1939 .
Arthur Rocyn Jones, F.R.C.S., London
Published date: 1959