August 25, 1858, Maesteg, Glamorganshire, Wales.

September 20, 1944, Mansel Street, Gowerton, Wales.

Kingsbridge Cemetery, North Gorseinon, Swansea, Wales.

John Garth.


Born into a poor mining family, Thomas started working as a coal miner at a very young age. After being injured in a mining accident, he attended Richards Academy in Aberafon, where he started preaching. He went to Pontypool College in 1881, and from there won a scholarship of £30 to go to Bangor University. After his first year at Bangor he was awarded a bursary of £50 by Lord Penrhyn. He received his MA degree in Philosophy and Metaphysics at London University in honors. He served as pastor at Saladine Nook, Huddersfield (1887-93); Myrtle Street Baptist Church, Liverpool (1893-1914); and Sutton (1915-20). In 1903/04 he traveled extensively in Europe and the Holy Land with his wife Deborah. His works include:

  1. Dear Master, in Thy Way