Christmas card received by Walter Powell (1)
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|Title||Christmas card received by Walter Powell (1)|
|Notes||Printed Christmas Card sent from the Ithon Road Presbyterian Church, Llandrindod Wells Xmas, 1917, to the members of our Church and Congregation who are with His Majesty's Forces, received by Walter Powell. A note on the back in Walter's writing records many years after that this was Received together with socks, scarf, mits etc. - In my kit bag when I came from France in 1918.|
Part of a collection relating to Walter H. Powell, Llandrindod Wells, (private / driver M2-267205 Mechanised Transport Army Service Corps). Born 1898, Walter tried to join up under-age on a number of occasions, finally succeeding in 1916. He served many months - (more than 2 years?) - in different army units in Britain, before going over to France. He served as a despatch rider for an anti-aircraft battery in 1918-1919. Walter was gassed suffering the effects all his life. He was a founder member of Toc-H in Llandrindod, and a keen footballer - he died in 1994 aged 96. However Walter's older brothers (Cliff and Percy Powell) and his uncle (Humphrey Powell) died of wounds sustained during the war.
|Item Date||December 1917|
|Page||1 of 2|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Powys Archives submissions day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Bryan and Liz Edwards|