Spotty (a monologue)
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|Title||Spotty (a monologue)|
|Notes||Recording made circa 1983 by Walter Powell of a monologue from the trenches about one man's best mate 'Spotty', dearer to him than wife, sweetheart, or any French mademoiselle. Just one of the many monologues that he would recite as his party piece, in the army, and later in a Pierrot troupe entertaining the wounded Tommies in one of the many military hospitals in Llandrindod Wells.|
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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|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Bryan and Liz Edwards|