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Jones, David Egryn (?–1935)

The death occurred yesterday of the Rev. Dr. David Egryn Jones at Alma road St Kilda. Dr Jones, who was on a visit from Tasmania, suffered a sudden illness. For more than 50 years Dr. Jones was a minister of the Welsh Church in Wales and in Australia. On a visit to London he studied medicine and after having obtained several degrees he returned to Melbourne and practised in Collins street. A powerful speaker and the possessor of a wide knowledge of the history of the Welsh Church he was a leading member of the church in Victoria. He was minister of the Melbourne Welsh Church on three different occasions and he was several times Moderator of the Assembly of the Welsh Church of Victoria, the Gymanfa. About seven years ago he retired from active ministry and for the last three years he had been living in Tasmania. His widow and a daughter (Dr. Bronwen Jones of London) survive him. The funeral will leave 68 Alma road St Kilda at 2.30 p.m. today for the Biroondara Cemetery, Kew. A memorial service will be held at the Welsh Church, Latrobe street city at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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'Jones, David Egryn (?–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/jones-david-egryn-14616/text25744, accessed 18 October 2019.

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