Postcards of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Hawarden Park, Flintshire
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|Title||Postcards of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Hawarden Park, Flintshire|
|Notes||Black and white photocopies of postcards of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to North Wales to inspect the munitions factory at Queensferry, May 1917, to meet and to present some medals to wounded Tommies and officers. Their Daimler motor car can be seen in each postcard, as well as a throng of civilians lining the drive. In this collection is a transcription of Walter Powell's memories of the day he was a footman in the convoy of this visit, as well as photos of him in his 'poshed-up' uniform for the occasion.|
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||May 1917|
|Creation place||Hawarden Park, Flintshire|
|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|