POWELL, David John
(Service number 47178)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 8 July 1888 Place of Birth Wales

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Winchester
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. POWELL (brother), care of Mrs S. Jenkins, The Grange, Grange Street, Port Talbot, Wales; Mr C. Austin (friend), Winchester, South Canterbury.
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 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

David John Powell was the son of David and Mary Powell. David had been in New Zealand for four years when he enlisted, after being called up in 1916 while working as a stockman-shepherd for C. Austin at Winchester. His father had died before this. He returned to New Zealand on the Maunganui in June 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 March 2018]; Timaru Herald, 16 June 1919 (Papers Past) [17 March 2018]

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