director of education
. He had a brilliant academic career after having
worked for a time in a grocer's shop
Rhondda valley, Glam.
At 16, as the holder of an open scholarship, he went to
. Having taken a first-class degree (
) he went to
, where he graduated with a first in mathematics. He gained a research
degree and then proceeded to the
Univ. of Erlangen
, where he gained a
in electronics. He
did much to encourage the teaching of Welsh in the schools of Glam.
Gwilym Arthur Jones
, ‘David James (Defynnog) 1865-1928 in the context of Welsh education’,
The Transactions of the Honourable Society
, 267-84 (with bibliography).
Gwilym Arthur Jones, (1925-98), Bangor