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PIERCE , JOHN ( 1889 - 1955 ), author, minister (Presb.) and schoolteacher ;

b. in Llandegfan , Anglesey , 10 Aug. 1889 . He was educated at Beaumaris grammar school ; University College , Bangor , where he graduated B.A. in 1915 ; and Bala College . He was ord. in 1918 and called to the pastorate of Adwy'r Clawdd , but departed in 1921 when he was appointed Welsh master at Llangefni grammar school . He d. 19 Jan. 1955 . He was author of several children's adventure books : Tri mewn trybini ( 1937 ), Dan lenni'r nos ( 1938 ), Blacmel ( 1946 ), ‘ Yr Ysbiwr ’ in Storïau ias a chyffro ( 1951 ).

Sources:

  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1956 ;
  • Mairwen and Gwynn Jones , Dewiniaid Difyr llenorion plant Cymru hyd tua 1950 , Llandysul, 1983 (1983) ;
  • personal knowledge.

Author:

Bedwyr Lewis Jones (1933-92), Bangor

Published date: 2001