Obituary of Walter Powell 3rd May 1898 - 3rd October 1994
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|Title||Obituary of Walter Powell 3rd May 1898 - 3rd October 1994|
|Notes||Published in the Llandrindod, Cefnllys and Disserth Church Magazine, and written from the point of view of his work as founder member and life president of Lladrindod Wells joint branch of Toc H.|
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||October 1994|
|Creation place||Llandrindod Wells|
|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|