Thomas, Myfanwy

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Thomas, Myfanwy

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16 August 1910 - 8 March 2005


Myfanwy Thomas was the youngest of Edward and Helen Thomas's three children. She was six years old when her father was killed on the first day of the Battle of Arras, 9 April 1917. After leaving school aged 17, Myfanwy went on to work at the BBC, as the Private Secretary for publisher Harry Batsford and as Secretary to the Headmaster of Malvern Boys' College.

After the Second World War, she trained as a teacher at the Birmingham Teacher Training College before moving to Eastbury in Hampshire to be near her mother Helen. Myfanwy worked at local schools for two decades and lived at Bridge Cottage in Eastbury until she moved to East Garston in 1993.

She was a prolific letter writer and tireless promoter of her father's work, becoming President of the Edward Thomas Fellowship when if formed in 1980.


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GB 1962

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)


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