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51466: Stories and monologues from the battery Christmas Party 1918, France

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posted on 2024-02-22, 15:28 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Two versions “ one a rehearsal for the proper recording. Recording made by Walter Powell circa 1976-1983.

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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Identifier

9533.cpd| 7879.mp3|GWA_6942_AAbatteryXmasParty1918.mp3 7880.mp3|GWA_6943_Rehearsal_AAbatteryXmasParty1918.mp3

Creator

Powell, Walter

Date

1976 - 1983

Date Created

01/01/1976 | 01/01/1983

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1983

Source

Tape

Medium

Tape

Type

Memoir

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Alun Edwards | Alun Edwards | Bryan and Liz Edwards

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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