Photograph of soccer team Herefordshire Regiment A company
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|Title||Photograph of soccer team Herefordshire Regiment A company|
|Notes||On the reverse Walter Powell notes: Soccer Team - Herefordshire Regiment - Clifford Powell (centre with ball) played for Company and Battallion teams - this taken out at rest behind the lines in France 1916. He was a fine centre forward.|
Arthur Clifford 'Cliff' Powell, was the eldest son of W.J. and Clara Powell, and older brother of Walter Powell. Their brother Percy died of his wounds in 1917. In his diary (also part of this collection) W.J. Powell records on 23rd August 1916 that he posted this particular photo.
According to Walter Powell's other notes Cliff had served over 3 years at Ypres in three regiments Herefords, Monmouth's, Somerset Light Infantry, In 5 Battalions. Terrible Losses. Other photographs of Cliff are also in this collection.
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||July 1916|
|Item medium||Photographic paper|
|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|