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57669: Photo of Walter Powell in his first civilian suit after the war

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posted on 2024-02-21, 10:36 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Walter Powell used to tell the story that when he and his friends got together for the first time after returning from the war they were walking around Llandrindod Lake, when the photographer who had a studio nearby [Rousham Roberts?] called them in so he could take their photo for nothing. He photographed each individually as well as a group photo. This is one of this set of photos.

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

7621.jpg | GWA_6685_WHP_1919_FirstCivSuit.jpg |

Subject

Powell, Walter

Date

1919

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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