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53967: Cover of the programme for the dedication of the Llandrindod Wells War Memorial, signed by Walter Powell

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An extract from the programme for the "Urban District of Llandrindod Wells Unveiling and Dedication of the War Memorial erected in the Town Hall Grounds in honoured memory of the men of Llandrindod Wells who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1919".

Walter Powell notes on the cover "The Radnorshire Memorial Fund was £25,000. This memorial was erected with the surplus of the £23,000 collected for Radnorshire. The two new wings of Llandrindod Hospital were the memorial to all Radnorshire men who gave their lives during the war. W.H. Powell"

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

5233.jpg | GWA_4587_OrderServiceCover.jpg |

Creator

Powell, Walter

Date

2nd July 1922

Date Created

01/01/1922

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1922

Source

Folio

Medium

Card

Type

Publication

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Alun Edwards | Bryan and Liz Edwards

Submission Event

Powys Archives Submission Day

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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