POWELL, William Edward
(Service number 32382)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 29 September 1883 Place of Birth Pleasant Point

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Swyncombe, Kaikoura
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J. E. FERRIS (sister), Fairton, Ashburton
Religion Presbyterian
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 10th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport HMNZT 68 Maunganui
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European 1917-1918
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 December 1948 Age
Place of Death Silverstream
Memorial or Cemetery Taita Old Cemetery, Lower Hutt
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Edward Powell was the son of Thomas and Minnie Amelia Louise Powell.

William appears to have played in the Timaru Garrison Band, appearing in a portrait held by the South Canterbury Museum dated from 1902 (ref: 2007/040.03). Amongst family records another band portriat from around 1906.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 February 2020]; SCRoll submission by J Thomas, December 2019

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Tony Rippin, South Canterbury Museum

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