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WW1 Pair, Gloucestershire Regiment, Wounded At Delville Wood - Named To Powell

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A WW1/WW2 medal group awarded to 25169, Private Walter Powell, who served with the 12th (Bristol’s Own) Gloucestershire Regiment.

Powell’s Medal Index Card, which can be viewed by clicking on here, (if you have access to Ancestry, although a paper copy will be provided with this listing) does not indicate when he arrived in France, but he saw action with Gloucestershire Regiment during the Somme Offensive and at the Battle for Deville Wood, as an entry in the 14th Field Ambulance Admission & Discharge Log, (which can be viewed by clicking on here if you have a subscription to ‘find my past’), shows he was admitted on the 22nd July having suffered a Gun Shot Wound to the right leg.

This same entry confirms that he served with the 12th Battalion, whose actions and activity during the war can be viewed by clicking on here.

The details of his awards are as follows:

British War Medal and Victory Medal named to 25169 PTE. W. POWELL. GLOUC. R.

Defence Medal unnamed as issued.

The WW1 medals are supplied loose within their original box of issue along with a long length of original ribbon and the original address packet (featuring an address in near Tytherington which is north of Bristol in Gloucestershire).

Accompanying the WW2 Defence Medal is the usual Home Secretary Medal Award Slip.


Powell can be easily found on Ancestry and his details can be viewed by clicking on here. In summary, he was born 27th January 1894, and worked as a blacksmith’s stoker.  I’ve been unable to locate his WW1 service records, but I’ve noted on his Medal Roll (which can be viewed by clicking on here, again if you have access to Ancestry), that at some point he was a Lance Corporal, but his medals are engraved Private, so I assume that he may have possibly either been promoted later in the war or demoted!

After his war service, he returned to Gloucestershire and he married Gladys Mills (born 1900) in 1922. Sadly his wife died in March 1931, and he appears not to have had any children and according to the 1939 Register, he was living with his younger sister at Station Road Falfield (the same address that his WW1 medals are addressed to).

By the outbreak of WW2 he would have been approximately 45 years of age (working as a Roadstone Quarrier) and probably served in the Home Guard, which explains the issue of the Defence Medal. He died in October 1968.

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Seller Information:
  • Sellers Name:
    Phil Haigh
  • Item Location:
    Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Sellers Telephone Number:
    07729 479618
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    Any but Paypal

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