He took an active part in the affairs of the University College of Cardiff , and served as its vice-president . He was much involved in the discussions that led to the establishment of the Welsh National School of Medicine (later University of Wales College of Medicine ) as an independent institution. At first he was firmly opposed to the separation of the Medical School from the University College , but when this occurred he gave wholehearted support to the new venture. He served with distinction in various capacities on many public and professional bodies in Wales , such as the Welsh Regional Hospital Board , the British Medical Association and the St. John's Ambulance Brigade — he was a Knight of Grace of the Order . He was closely associated with the Welsh Rugby Union for forty-five years and was its president at the time of his death.
Rocyn-Jones , who was a county magistrate for many years, was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Monmouthshire in 1947 . He was knighted a year later, having been awarded the C.B.E. in 1920 . He remained a staunch Congregationalist , and throughout his life was determined to strengthen the bonds between his native county and the other south Wales counties. He was always affectionately regarded as a ‘character’.
In 1901 he m. Alla (d. 1950 ), daughter of Alderman S.N. Jones , of Abertillery . Two of their four sons became doctors ; Gwyn succeeded his father as county medical officer of health , and Nathan , very appropriately in view of the family bonesetting background, became an orthopaedic surgeon in Cardiff . Another son was killed in Italy towards the end of the war. He d. 30 Apr. 1953 .
Emyr Wyn Jones, M.D., F.R.C.P., (1907-99), Pwllheli / Liverpool
Published date: 2001