Defence Medal; Civil Defence L.S.G.C.; St. John Service Medal with one bar for further award. All unnamed. Second medal cased. With various photographs and documents (see above) and a long letter from him at Ystradgynlais, Swansea, concerning is services and his Division - he had served for over 40 years, 22 of which were as Superintendent. Rees Alwyn Powell was born at Cwmgiedd in 1904, son of Tom Powell, a grocer and tea merchant. He married Elizabeth Lewis at Ystradgynlais in the third quarter of 1937 and died on 22/6/75 at 12 Heol Maesydre, Ystradgynlais. He was appointed Serving Brother of St. John (L.G. 30/3/65) and was later promoted to Officer (Brother) (L.G. 25/4/72). In 1939 he was Chairman of the Ystradgynlais Rural District Council and a J.P. The 1943 propaganda film "The Silent Village" was made on location by the Crown Film Unit and contrasted the destruction of the mining village of Lidice in Czechoslovakia by the Germans with the Welsh mining village of Cwmgiedd; the recipient was one of those who took part - uncredited - and the film is available on www.youtube.com. It featured the family shop and was later discussed in a radio programme (see newspaper cutting above).
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Condition Good VF Item Code 1747