POWELL, Thomas Arthur
(Service number 55620)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 8 February 1881 Place of Birth Pleasant Point, Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairton
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs Thomas Arthur POWELL (wife), Fairton, Ashburton
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements, G Company
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination Glasgow, Scotland
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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No information

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Post-war Occupations


Date 5 May 1936 Age 52 years
Place of Death Pareora
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 103, Plot 22
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas Arthur Powell was the son of Thomas and Minnie Amelia Louise Powell.

In May 1936 Thomas collapsed while travelling to work at the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company works at Pareora. Thomas had been employed at the company for 29 years, and left behind a widow and two children.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 December 2016]; SCRoll submission by J Thomas, December 2019; Obituary - 6 May 1936 (Timaru Herald?)

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