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Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

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Names of pupils who were in the 1929 Entry

from School Records

Name Entry Form Age Address
John Elwyn Phillips
Graham Rowlands Coxon
Philip Mostyn Thomas
Graham Sanders
Gareth Lloyd Jones
Ivan Parker
Joseph Douglas Richards
Geoffrey Nott George
William Frederick Barling
Frederick Thomas Coles
Edgar John Davies
Evan Thomas Davies
Iestyn Lloyd Davies
Ronald Burt Davies
Aubrey James Dobson
Derlwyn Howard Edwards
Thomas James Evans
Elfed George
Thomas Jenkins
David Noel Thomas John
Glynne Jones
Leonard Jones
Cyril Knill
William Charles LaVater
John Barrington Lewis
David Thomas Lloyd
Emlyn Howard Lloyd
Ronald Lloyd
David Charles Marsh
Lyndhurst Pothecary
Thomas George Gibbon Price
William Herbert Price
Maelgwyn Prosser
David James Pugsley
Douglas Royston Rawlings
John Rees
Brynmor Roberts
Leslie Rogers
Abraham Thomas
Thomas Ronald Thomas
William Thomas Wheatcroft
Thomas James Arnold
George Henry Cheape
Thomas Merlyn Clayton
Ralph Edmund Coppin
Evan Thomas(2) Davies
John Trevor Davies
William Emlyn Davies
Leslie Reginald Dobb
Edwin Charles Dyton
Idris Evans
Raymond William Fisher
Douglas Henry Gay
Frederick Douglas Trust Good
William John Rees Jenkins
Arthur Mansel Jones
Islwyn Llewellyn Jones
John Oliver Jones
Albert Lloyd Lewis
Cyril Morgan
Henry Reginald Morgan
Maurice John Morris
Bertram Passmore
Kenneth Harold Penny
Ronald Howard Sleeman
William David Stephens
Mansel Lewis Thomas
Benjamin Rees Turner
George Albert Vater
Brynmor Jones Walters
Harold Walters †
Edward Harold Williams
James Howard Williams
John Henry Williams
Sydney Freed
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13, Crown Row, Cwmbach
35, Wordsworth St, Cwmaman
14, Wyndham Cres, Aberaman
65, Broniestyn Tce, Aberdare
23, Well Place, Cwmbach
1a, Station St, Aberdare
6, Philip St, Robertstown
45, Bwllfa Rd, Cwmdare
Dorlwyn, Highland Place, Aberdare
228, Cardiff Rd, Aberaman
52, Wind St, Aberdare
30, Corner House St, Llwydcoed
Brynheulog, Llwydcoed
27A, Regent St, Aberaman
20, Ffrwd St, Godreaman
13, Bryn Tce, Cwmdare
Ynyslas, Abernant Rd, Aberdare
11, Aman St, Cwmaman
26, Pleasant View, Godreaman
14, Pond Place, Cwmbach
10, Merthyr Rd, Llwydcoed
50, Broniestyn Tce, Aberdare
8, King St, Aberaman
10, Mount Hill St, Aberaman
Pant Farm, Cwmbach
10, Pond Place, Cwmbach
7, Richards Tce, Cwmbach
46, Gladstone St, Aberaman
14, John St, Aberdare
9, North Ave, Gadlys
Wenlla, Gadlys Rd, Aberdare
7, Rachel St, Aberdare
42, Tudor Tce, Aberdare
4, Well Place, Cwmbach
8, Mostyn St, Abercwmboi
Pant-y-Delyn, Godreaman
35, Brynhyfryd, Cwmaman
52, Ynysllwyd St, Aberdare
17, John St, Abercwmboi
12, Belmont Tce, Abernant
12, Engineers’ Row, Abernant
69, Jenkin St, Abercwmboi
Maesyffynon Bungalows, Aberdare
42, Broncynon Tce, Cwmdare
32, Stuart St, Aberdare
18, Philip Row, Cwmbach
30, Wyndham Cres, Aberaman
48, John St, Abercwmboi
2, Morris St, Cwmaman
106, Brecon Rd, Hirwaun
19, Broniestyn Tce, Aberdare
17, Fothergill St, Abernant
16, Mason St, Aberaman
11, Clifton St, Aberdare
27, Windsor Tce, Abernant
29, Graig Ave, Abercwmboi
11, Philip St, Robertstown
11, King St, Cwmdare
9, Neville Tce, Aberdare
26, George St, Aberaman
7, Oak St, Aberdare
32, Herbert St, Aberdare
18, Gwawr St, Aberaman
71, Brynhyfryd, Cwmaman
28, Herbert St, Aberdare
15a, Moriah Place, Llwydcoed
28, Brynheulog Tce, Aberaman
12, Regent St, Aberaman
255, Cardiff Rd, Aberaman
73, Brynmor Rd, Hirwaun
15, Woodland Tce, Godreaman
48, Oxford St, Aberdare
16, Holford St, Aberaman
27, Maple Tce, Abercwmboi
Freemont, Abernant Rd, Aberdare

War Casualty

Harold Walters died aged 26 on April 15th 1943, and is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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William Frederick Barling, (1917–1990), some biographical details of W.F. Barling are included in the account of his brother T.J. Barling in Former Pupils section of this website

Derlwyn Howard Edwards, (1916–1996(Nassau)), went to University College, London, where he studied mathematics. After the RAF he became a teacher, and eventually a headteacher in Sheffield at Owler Lane, which was later moved to Hinde House. There he had a reputation as an extreme disciplinarian. He and his wife had seven children. Derlwyn’s brother-in-law was the ABGS teacher, Luther James.

David Noel Thomas John, (1916–1986), was Captain of Rugby Football, 1935–36, and Captain of Cricket 1936. He was from Cwmbach and went to Bristol University after leaving school. He died in Humberside.

Emlyn Howard Lloyd, (1918–2008), has an entry in the Former Pupils section of this website

David Charles Marsh, (1917–1983), has an entry in the Former Pupils section of this website

Benjamin Rees Turner, (1916–1994), lived in Aberaman all his life. He took his School Certificate in 1935, and went on to attend University College Southampton. He became a teacher, and eventually Headteacher of Abertaf school. One son, Dr Chris Turner, (ABGS 1963–1970) became Registrar at Cardiff University, another Prof Kerry Turner, (1960–1967), has an entry in the Former Pupils section of this website.

Thomas James Evans, (1917–2011), came from a long-established Aberdare family. He spent almost the whole of his career as a teacher at ABGS, 1948-79, as Head of Geography. He graduated from UCW Aberystwyth in 1939 with an honours degree in Geography and obtained his Diploma in Education one year later. He came to ABGS in September 1948 after spending two years teaching at Ardwyn Grammar School, in Aberystwyth. During WW2 he served from 1941 in The South Wales Borderers, and saw active service in the Normandy (D-Day) landings, and in engagements in France, Belgium and Holland; he attained the rank of Captain. He retired from teaching in 1979, and enjoyed an active retirement until his death in November 2011 at the age of 94.

Sydney Freed, (1917–1988), was one of the sons of Victor and Olga Freed. After School Certificate Sydney joined his father’s business in Cardiff Street, Aberdare, and soon became manager of the Radio Department. He went on to successfully widen his business interests and died a millionaire in Cardiff in 1988.