Photo of Walter Powell and the Eadie girls
To view other similar items in the archive click on the hyper-linked words below.
|Subject||Powell, Walter; Eadie, Gwen; Eadie, Peggy; Eadie, Edna|
|Title||Photo of Walter Powell and the Eadie girls|
|Notes||Note on back explains that this is Walter's first leave after 10 months away. He is pictured with close family friends, Gwen Eadie, Peggy Eadie and Edna Eadie, sisters.|
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||1916 - 1917|
|Creation place||Llandrindod Wells|
|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|