POWELL, William Edward
(Service number 32382)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||29 September 1883||Place of Birth||Pleasant Point|
|Address at Enlistment||Swyncombe, Kaikoura|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. E. FERRIS (sister), Fairton, Ashburton|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|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|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Western European 1917-1918|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||7 December 1948||Age|
|Place of Death||Silverstream|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Taita Old Cemetery, Lower Hutt|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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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