Aberdare Boys Grammar School

Former Pupils

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Emeritus Professor David E. Edmunds, ABGS 1942 – 1949

David Eric Edmunds was brought up in Hirwaun where he was raised as the son of a local schoolteacher. He excelled while at ABGS and left with a state scholarship entering U.C. Cardiff in 1949 and from which he gained a Ph.D. in 1955. He subsequently held various posts including:

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Cardiff Maths Conference, December 2010

David’s father David James Edmunds taught at Hirwaun Boys’ School; he was there from the end of the First World War until 1952. Initially from Penderyn, he was educated at Hirwaun Elementary School, The Higher Standard School, Aberdare County School (1908–1912) and the Pupil Teachers’ Centre in Aberdare. He was then admitted to Dudley Training College where he qualified as a certificated teacher. Initially he taught in the Rhondda, but soon joined the army and saw active service in France during the years 1915–1918. During the Second World War, he served as Lieutenant (Quartermaster) of “B” Company Home Guard at Hirwaun.