Photo of Walter Powell, Cliff Powell and mother and father
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|Subject||Powell, Clifford; Powell, Walter|
|Title||Photo of Walter Powell, Cliff Powell and mother and father|
|Notes||From left to right: Walter Powell (A.S.C.), W.J. Powell (father), Clifford Powell (brother), and Clara Powell (mother). Note on reverse in Walter Powell's hand explains that this was Taken when Cliff and I came home after Percy's death - compassionate leave. Percy Powell died in June 1917 aged 20, of wounds sustained on active service. The card appears to have been sent in October 1917, it is addressed: Love from Mum and Dad 28th October 1917.|
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 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|