Date of Birth: 1840
Date of Death: 1876 (Tredegar)
Conductor: 1874 - 1875
Joseph Gwyer first appears in
January 1874 in a Monmouthshire Merlin newspaper report from Tredegar that
stated that ‘…the new brass band led by Mr Gwyer will play an overture and some
operatic selections’ at ‘Mr Caird’s Annual Concert’.
A little later in March 1875 it is reported that; ‘Tredegar brass band is now
in a very efficient state. Under Mr Gwyer they are hard at work preparing for the
Swansea competition meeting on Whit Monday’. It was hoped that the band would
secure ‘fresh laurels for the first time in the Vale of Glamorgan’.
Joseph Gwyer was born in 1840 and
is later noted as being the Bandmaster of the 2nd Lincolnshire
He died, aged just 36, in 1876 and was buried on the 2nd March
following a service at St George’s Church in Tredegar.