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57518: Gwendoline Weatherley, N.A.P. Nursing Corps, married Belgian officer

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Walter Powell's family history notes include:

""Gwendoline and Nancy Weatherley were fortunate. In 1909 they each came in for a nice legacy. Walter George Weatherley (their father) sent them to school in Switzerland. When the 1914 war started they had a b

Walter Powell's mother Clara was the sister of Walter George Weatherley, Barclays bank manager, Enfield in London. Walter George's daughters were Gwendoline and Nancy.

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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7622.txt | GWA_6686_Gwendoline_Weatherley__N.A.P._Nursing_Corps__married_Belgian_officer.txt |

Subject

Weatherley, Gwendoline; Humphrey, Lt. Col. Sir John

Date

1914

Date Created

01/01/1919

Temporal Coverage

31/01/1919

Type

Memoir

Contributor

Alun Edwards | Alun Edwards | Bryan and Liz Edwards

Submission Event

Powys Archives Submission Day

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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