Postcard of King George V and Queen Mary reviewing men from the Flintshire Constabulary
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|Title||Postcard of King George V and Queen Mary reviewing men from the Flintshire Constabulary|
|Notes||Black and white photocopy of a postcard of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to North Wales to inspect the munitions factory at Queensferry, May 1917. 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|
|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|