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54933: Christmas card received by Walter Powell (2)

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Printed Christmas Card sent from the Ithon Road Presbyterian Church, Llandrindod Wells Xmas, 1917, "to the members of our Church and Congregation who are with His Majesty's Forces", received by Walter Powell. A note on the back in Walter's writing records many years after that this was "Received together with socks, scarf, mits etc. - In my kit bag when I came from France in 1918".

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

5291.jpg | GWA_4670_XmasCard_1917_2.jpg |

Subject

Powell, Walter

Date

December 1917

Date Created

01/12/1917

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1917

Source

Postcard

Medium

Card

Type

Postcard

Pages

2

Number of Pages

2

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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