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57653: Postcard of King George V and Queen Mary reviewing men from the Flintshire Constabulary

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Black and white photocopy of a postcard of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to North Wales to inspect the munitions factory at Queensferry, May 1917. In this collection is a transcription of Walter Powell's memories of the day he was a footman in the convoy of this visit, as well as photos of him in his 'poshed-up' uniform for the occasion.

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

7613.jpg | GWA_6677_ReviewFlintsConstVisitQueensferryMfactory1917.jpg |

Subject

Powell, Walter

Date

May 1917

Date Created

01/05/1917

Temporal Coverage

31/05/1917

Source

Postcard

Medium

Paper

Type

Postcard

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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