Arthur Tryweryn ApSimon

Birth Name ApSimon, Arthur Tryweryn
Gramps ID I0014
Gender male
Age at Death 34 years, 2 months, 3 days


Possible source of his given names:
* Arthur: Caer Gai & Aran Hill/Arenig Fawr near Llanuwchllyn are supposed by Spenser (Faerie Queene, where he calls it Rauran) to have been the site of the education of King Arthur, see e.g. Pennant & Rees Landmarks
* Tryweryn: river near Bala.

Fluent in various European languages. His letters suggest that military intelligence took a look at him in early 1917 but concluded that his Russian (!) wasn't good enough for him to be taken off the front line.

There is no way in Gramps of representing ATA's wartime relationship with the curious New Zealand poet, Walter D'Arcy Cresswell (1896-1960). WDC dedicated a mildly homoerotic poem, Hylas, to ATA before the latter's death and wrote to ATA's mum in Sept 1917: "His great influence will live with me forever." The post-war ballad, The Voyage of the Hurunui, is also dedicated to ATA. WDC stayed with TTA for periods, particularly when short of money, and for all I know Estyn may have been involved in post-WWII publications of his. Just before he died he wrote to TTA accusing him of "being blind to the value of the poetry because of disapproval of the manner of the poet's life," but TTA and Estyn visited him on his deathbed.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth [E0010] 6/1883 Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire Birth reg. Toxteth Park as opposed to W Derby for previous births. Still Amberley St.? 1 2
Residence [E0386] between 1885 and 1887 17 Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Southport, Lancashire 1887 date is from White's. 1885 Namebase. 3 4a
Residence [E0383] between 1887 and 1891 Willow Hall, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, West Riding, Yorkshire Start date established in the Monthly Tidings article, recording the Catharine St. Presbyterian Church's thanks to Thomas for almost 20 years service. 1891 census gives Willow Hall Lane - if in another house here, that may explain the discordance re address. 5a 3 6a 7a
Education [E0064]   Calday Grange Grammar School, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire    
Occupation [E1176] 1901   APPRENTICE TO (OR MANCHESTER WAREHOUSEMAN) i.e. Thomas. 8
Residence [E0388] between 1901 and 1902 5, Dunraven Road, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire Thomas, Annie, Joe, TTA, ATA, EDA, Harriet (sister in law), Mary Anne Jones 24 Rhos Denbigh servant 3 8 9
Occupation [E0455] 1904 Denia, Alicante, Spain Commercial agent for William Rogers & Co. of Denia, who were packers of Valencia raisins and shipped via Liverpool. 10
Residence [E0469] 1904 Carrer de Magallanes 10, Denia, Alicante, Spain    
Residence [E0393] 1911 Derwen, Mostyn Avenue, West Kirby, Wirral, Cheshire   1
Occupation [E0371] estimated between 1914 and 1917   14th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers. Commissioned into London Welsh initially?  
Residence [E0389] 1917 Parkside House, 107 Liscard Road, Egremont, Wallasey, Wirral, Cheshire   1
Death [E0032] 4/8/1917 Pilckem Ridge, Ypres Salient, Ypres, Belgium Various dates. Clorianydd gives 5th, another source 3rd. Someone has gone into it in more depth: 5 11a
Burial [E0390] 1917 Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Thomas ApSimon (Jones) [I0008]21/11/184318/9/1919
Mother Anna Elizabeth Thompson [I0011]27/11/185326/9/1928
    Brother     Joseph Henry ApSimon [I0012] 3/6/1879 1925
    Brother     Thomas Trevor ApSimon [I0007] 5/11/1880 1976
         Arthur Tryweryn ApSimon 6/1883 4/8/1917
    Brother     Estyn Douglas ApSimon [I0015] 30/8/1885 9/1/1962

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