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61065: Photograph of Walter Powell, Mechanised Transport A.S.C. on a Maudsley 3-ton munitions truck

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

Walter Powell is sat in the Maudsley truck, middle (X marked above his head). His note on the reverse records that in the picture from left to right are "David Thomas, Walter Powell, Bill Babage, George Stephens, Corporal 'Skip' from Seattle, Canada [sic] David let me drive this Maudsley lorry - TNT cylinders - On fatigue - Widnes, Runcorn, Chester, back to Queens Ferry - also to Liverpool over ferry".

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

9471.cpd| 7090.jpg|GWA_6146_OnFatigue.jpg 7091.jpg|GWA_6147_1917_Chester_2.jpg

Subject

Powell, Walter

Date

1916 - 1917

Date Created

01/01/1916

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1917

Source

Photograph

Medium

Photographic paper

Type

Photograph

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

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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