Born 13 August 1905, son of Edgar and Gwen Jones, Barry, Glamorganshire. He was educated at Barry County School (of which his father was headmaster), Aberystwyth College (first class hons. French), Trinity College, Cambridge (Modern Languages Tripos I and II, first class hons. French, German, Russian). In 1930, he became foreign affairs secretary to David Lloyd George. From 1931 to 1933 he was engaged on three enquiries, (1) in the U.S.A. on economic trends, (2) in Italy on relief measures in the Pontine Marshes, (3) in Soviet Russia on conditions of living. He joined the staff of the Western Mail in 1933, and in 1934 began a round-the-world-tour. After a hazardous journey through mid-China, he was murdered by bandits in Inner Mongolia on 12 August 1935. A University of Wales Memorial travelling scholarship was raised by public subscription. His In Search of News was published posthumously.
Published date: 1959
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