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David Sims Rees (c1859-1902)
1902 Obituary 
DAVID SIMS REES died at Maesteg on July 17, 1902, aged forty-three years. He settled at Maesteg about twenty-seven years ago, being at the time a pupil under Mr. James Barrow, mining engineer to the old Llynvi Iron and Coal Company, after which he acted as surveyor for the same company.
About seven years ago he was given the appointment of chief mining engineer under North's Navigation Company.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in May 1902.