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He suffered a great deal from the effects of World War I when he was gassed and received a shrapnel wound in his head . Shortly before his death he completed a five-act opera, The Enchantress , based on the biblical theme of ‘ Jezebel ’ — the libretto by J. Dyfnallt Owen (see below) and an English translation by ‘ Wil Ifan ’ ( William Evans , see above ). The opera is scored for full orchestra. He d. at his home in Golders Green , London , 3 May 1949 , aged 64, and was buried in Rhyd-y-fro . He was survived by his widow, Elizabeth .
John Hughes, Mus.Bac., (1896-1968), Dolgellau
Published date: 2001