Photo of Walter Powell in his first civilian suit after the war
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|Title||Photo of Walter Powell in his first civilian suit after the war|
|Notes||Walter Powell used to tell the story that when he and his friends got together for the first time after returning from the war they were walking around Llandrindod Lake, when the photographer who had a studio nearby [Rousham Roberts?] called them in so he could take their photo for nothing. He photographed each individually as well as a group photo. This is one of this set of photos.|
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.
|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|