Roland Mathias

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(1915–2007), was born at Talybont-on-Usk, Breconshire, and educated at British military schools in Germany, where his father was an army chaplain, and at Jesus College, Oxford. After teaching history at schools in England, he returned to Wales to become headmaster of Pembroke Dock Grammar School in 1948, but later resumed his career as headmaster of schools at Belper in Derbyshire and in Birmingham.


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