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Friday 9th April 1915

I have been given a copy of a report from the Western Times on Friday 9th April 1915 by a contact who has informed me that this is copyrighted. So what follows is a paraphrase of the story.

Death of a Centenarian

The report concerns Mr Thomas Williams, who at the time of his death on the night of Monday 5th April was in his 103rd year. He was living at Cefn House, Rogerstone at the time of death. He was a farmer’s son who had worked at a Cwmbran factory which produced nuts and bolts. He then kept a public-house at Glascoed for 30 years. After this he moved to Rogerstone to live with his son.