LEWIS, DAVID EMRYS (1887 - 1954), poet and journalist

Name: David Emrys Lewis
Date of birth: 1887
Date of death: 1954
Spouse: Margaret Lewis
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet and journalist
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Literature and Writing; Poetry; Printing and Publishing
Author: Gwilym Richard Tilsley

b. in 1887 at Machynlleth, Mont., and educated at schools in the town. He began his journalistic work with the Montgomeryshire County Times. In 1916 he moved to Port Talbot as a representative of the Cambrian Daily Leader, and later joined the staff of the Western Mail. He was also a reporter for other papers in south Wales. He won the crown at Neath national eisteddfod in 1918 for his pryddest ‘Mynachlog Nedd’. His wife, Margaret, was from Machynlleth and they had two sons. He suffered a grievous illness during his last years and d. at Gendros, Swansea, 12 March 1954 aged 67.

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Published date: 2001

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