Gwendoline Weatherley, N.A.P. Nursing Corps, married Belgian officer
Walter Powell's family history notes include:
"Gwendoline and Nancy Weatherley were fortunate. In 1909 they each came in for a nice legacy. Walter George Weatherley (their father) sent them to school in Switzerland. When the 1914 war started they had a bad time, returning home by boat through Italy and the Mediterranean.
Gwen joined the N.A.P. Nursing Corps and was soon out at the front. She nursed a Belgian officer and married him, but he died of his wounds.
Later she nursed Lt. Col. John Humphrey and in 1928 they married. She was a
bit surprised to learn he had a title - Sir! He commanded the Surrey Yeomanry
- (Territorials in 1914, and they became the Queen Mary's Regiment). He was
Sherriff 1913-14 - K.J., Member of Port of London Authority 1914-19, Alderman of Tower Ward 1912-20. He died in July 1938.
Gwen later married Commander Kydd (Royal Navy retired). Gwen drove a Bentley. She and her sister Nancy often stayed with Hannah Weatherley [aunt] at The Cedars, Builth and also with us [Walter and Gwynedd Powell, Llandrindod]. We had several rides in the old car."
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|Subject||Weatherley, Gwendoline; Humphrey, Lt. Col. Sir John|
|Title||Gwendoline Weatherley, N.A.P. Nursing Corps, married Belgian officer|
|Notes||Walter Powell's mother Clara was the sister of Walter George Weatherley, Barclays bank manager, Enfield in London. Walter George's daughters were Gwendoline and Nancy.|
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.
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|Full Text||Walter Powell's family history notes include: Gwendoline and Nancy Weatherley were fortunate. In 1909 they each came in for a nice legacy. Walter George Weatherley (their father) sent them to school in Switzerland. When the 1914 war started they had a b|
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|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Powys Archives submissions day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Bryan and Liz Edwards|