REES, EDWARD WALTER (‘Gwallter Dyfi’; 1881 - 1940); bank manager and bearer of the Gorsedd sword

Name: Edward Walter Rees
Pseudonym: Gwallter Dyfi
Date of birth: 1881
Date of death: 1940
Spouse: Frances Anne Rees (née Rees)
Parent: Jane Rees (née Jones)
Parent: Richard Rees
Gender: Male
Occupation: bank manager and bearer of the Gorsedd sword
Area of activity: Economics and Money; Eisteddfod
Author: Mary Auronwy James

b. 8 Oct. 1881 son of Richard Rees (‘Maldwyn’, d. 1927) and Jane (née Jones) his wife, of Medical Hall, Machynlleth, Mont. He was educated at Machynlleth county school before becoming a bank clerk, and eventually manager of Barclay's Bank in Cardigan and later in Carmarthen (1926-40). On 8 Dec. 1914 he m. Frances Anne Rees, Goleufryn, Whitchurch, Glam., and d. 24 Apr. 1940, leaving two sons and a daughter. He was secretary of the Cardigan Cymrodorion Society which he founded and was a member of several other cultural societies. He was also secretary of Carmarthen national eisteddfod, 1911, and bearer of the sword of the Gorsedd of Bards from 1913 until 1940. He edited the Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire column in the Cardigan and Tivyside Advertiser for a period. In 1938 he was elected treasurer of the Welsh Bibliographical Society; he himself owned a good collection of old Welsh books and manuscripts.


Published date: 2001

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