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57662: Photo of Walter Powell and the Eadie girls

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Note on back explains that this is Walter's first leave after 10 months away. He is pictured with close family friends, Gwen Eadie, Peggy Eadie and Edna Eadie, sisters.

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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7619.jpg | GWA_6683_WHP_1916_Query_EadieGirls.jpg |

Subject

Powell, Walter; Eadie, Gwen; Eadie, Peggy; Eadie, Edna

Date

1916 - 1917

Date Created

01/01/1917

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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