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57453: Photograph of soccer team Herefordshire Regiment A company

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On the reverse Walter Powell notes: "Soccer Team - Herefordshire Regiment - Clifford Powell (centre with ball) played for Company and Battallion teams - this taken out at rest behind the lines in France 1916. He was a fine centre forward."

Arthur Clifford 'Cliff' Powell, was the eldest son of W.J. and Clara Powell, and older brother of Walter Powell. Their brother Percy died of his wounds in 1917. In his diary (also part of this collection) W.J. Powell records on 23rd August 1916 that he posted this particular photo.

According to Walter Powell's other notes Cliff had "served over 3 years at Ypres" in three regiments Herefords, Monmouth's, Somerset Light Infantry, "In 5 Battalions. Terrible Losses". Other photographs of Cliff are also in this collection.

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

6877.jpg | GWA_5930_SoccerTeamHerefRegt1916-7_postedbyWJP19160823.jpg |

Subject

Powell, Clifford

Date

July 1916

Date Created

01/01/1915

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1917

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Contributor

Alun Edwards | 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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