Photograph of the Veteran's Parade for the Dedication of the Llandrindod Wells War Memorial, including Walter Powell
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|Title||Photograph of the Veteran's Parade for the Dedication of the Llandrindod Wells War Memorial, including Walter Powell|
|Notes||Photograph of the parade of Ex-Soldiers on the occasion of the Dedication of the Llandrindod Wells War Memorial.|
On the front Walter Powell clearly identifies himself, standing on the standard bearer's right. On another sheet in the 1990s Walter Powell identified to his family all the men he still remembered, a transcript follows:
Standing rear row, second from left: Jack Richards
Standing rear row, sixth from right: Reggie Oliver;
Standing middle row, starting from left: unknown; J.O. Davies grocer; Ernie Rees pub landlord; Jim Watkins of Careless's; unknown; unknown; Mr Jarvis; Q. Master Sergeant ____;
Standing middle row, second from right: Jimmy Jones (brother of solicitor Dilwyn Jones);
Standing middle row, sixth from right: Leornard Chrimes, hair-dresser;
Standing middle row, seventh from right: Eric Barnard (outfitter);
Standing middle row, twelfth from right: Harry Dedman;
Standing middle row, fourteenth from right: Percy Lewis, Royal Flying Corps;
Standard Bearer: Frank Lloyd, Howey;
Seated front row, from left: Charlie Williams; unknown; unknown; Col. Patterson; Capt. Trollope; Capt. Savers, manager; Major Archie Careless; Mr Thomas(?), Lloyd's Bank; unknown; C.G. Williams, auctioneer;
Seated front row, right: Mr Hopkins, dentist.
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||2nd July 1922|
|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 (for the Powys Submissions Day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Bryan and Liz Edwards|