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61051: Photos of Percy Powell, Herefordshire Regiment

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posted on 2024-02-21, 10:57 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

William Pervical Weatherley 'Percy' Powell was the middle son of W.J. and Clara Powell, and older brother of Walter Powell. He died of his wounds in 23 July 1917, having been discharged from the army 2nd June 1916 after suffering perforated eardrums.

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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9463.cpd| 7038.jpg|GWA_6093_Percy1.jpg 7039.jpg|GWA_6094_Percy2.jpg 7041.jpg|GWA_6096_Percy3.jpg 7042.jpg|GWA_6097_Percy4.jpg

Subject

Powell, Percy

Date

1915 - 1916

Date Created

01/01/1915 | 01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1916 | 31/12/1918

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4

Number of Pages

4

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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