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60864: Photographs of the Llandrindod Wells Peace Choir, belonging to Walter Powell

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

Photo of the Llandrindod Wells Peace Choir (photographer Rousham Roberts). Note on the back in Walter Powell's writing reads "1923 [Dedication of the Llandrindod Wells War Memorial was in 1922], On Brynawel Lawn (now the Glenusk Hotel). Formed again in 1919, Mr Harry Jones and Revd Stephen George conductors. 100 Voices".

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. Photo of the Llandrindod Wells Peace Choir. Note on the back in Walter Powell's writing reads "1922 The Peace Choir (100 Voices) at the Dedication of the War Memorial, On Brynawel Lawn (now the Glenusk Hotel). Mr Harry Jones and Revd Stephen George joint conductors."

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

9285.cpd| 5231.jpg|GWA_4585_PeaceChoir1.jpg 5232.jpg|GWA_4586_PeaceChoir1922.jpg

Subject

Unknown

Date

1922

Date Created

01/01/1922 | 01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1922 | 31/12/1916

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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