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David Lewis (c1848-1928)

1928 Obituary [1]

Colonel DAVID LEWIS, V.D., J.P., an ex-High Sheriff of Glamorgan, died on May 30, 1928, at Fernhill, near Swansea, at the age of eighty.

With his brother (Mr. Rufus Lewis), who survives him, he was the freeholder of most of Gorseinon, the creation of his father, the late Mr. Thomas Lewis, and proprietor until recently of the Old Works, Gorseinon, the Bryngwyn steelworks, and the Cambria tinplate works, all of which works have now been taken over by the Grovesend group.

He was also interested in the Mardy Works, and was a director of Dulais Tinplate Co., Pontardulais, the Swansea Gas Light Co., and Weaver & Co., millers. With his brother and sister he was a prominent figure in philanthropic work; they built the parish church at Gorseinon as a memorial.

He joined the Iron and Steel Institute in 1893.

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