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60860: Photos of Miss Humphreys M.A., belonging to Walter Powell

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posted on 2024-02-21, 10:56 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Walter Powell notes on the back "She used to write to so many of the boys in the forces - [she] died very young". Another photo of Miss Humphreys is included in the 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. Signed by Miss Humphreys on the back, "Easter 1917".

Walter Powell notes on the back of another photo submitted to this collection "She used to write to so many of the boys in the forces - [she] died very young".

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

9281.cpd| 5215.jpg|GWA_4569_MissHumphreysMA.jpg 5217.jpg|GWA_4571_MissHumphreysMA_1917.jpg

Subject

Humphreys,?

Date

1914 - 1917 | 1914 Apr-17

Date Created

01/01/1914 | 01/01/1917

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1917

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Richard Marshall | 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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