- 26 1938 (Sat.) Death of Dr Dan Rees, Belmont, headmaster of Cardigan County School for 36 years. After his retirement he moved to Hastings. He had been unwell for some time, and on medical advice decided to take a holiday in Sicily. Whilst on the train at Lyon, in France he passed away. His wife was with him at the time. His remains were cremated in France.
A native of Llandysul, he was educated at Gwilym Marles School, and William James school, Llandysul. Unitarian; Carmarthen Presbyterian College under Principal Evans; Aberystwyth College for 1 year where BA degree 1st divis (London). London Univ MA Classics. Oxford – awarded Hibbert Scholarship which he carried to Berlin and Leipsig, where he took his Doctorate in Philosophy and Celtic. Finally he went to Paris where he studied for six months at the Sorbonne. Appointed in 1897–1932; Married Elizabeth M Davies eldest daughter of Rev John Davies, Shrewsbury and had 1 son.
‘Dr Dan Rees was not in the roll of common men. There was a distinction about hm which could not but impress all with whom he came in contact. He had that elusive thing called personality…
The schoolroom was his dukedom and here he wielded a daily influence the value of which it is impossible to estimate.’ editorial CTA 11.3.1938
A memorial service was held at All Saints’ Church, Hastings at 3.00 pm on Saturday, 5th March attended among others by the following relatives: Mrs E. M. Rees (widow), Capt and Mrs Rees (son and daughter-in-law), Mr David Rees (brother), Mrs F. Gower (sister), and Miss F. E. Davies (sister-in-law).