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Regimental number1211
Place of birthTweed Heads, New South Wales
SchoolTweed Heads Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingAssistant Inpector of Stock
OccupationStock inspector
AddressTweed Heads, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella Powell, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 4 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 1 May 1918
Place of death or woundingAmman, Palestine
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial (Panel No 58), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Isabella POWELL, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1197 Pte Ernest POWELL, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 25 July 1918; 1212 Pte Charles Frederick POWELL, 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 16 March 1919; Cousins: 1603 Pte David Price RANKIN MM, 30th Bn, killed in action, 28 August 1918; 1943 Lance Corporal Stanley James THORBURN, 4th Pioneer Bn, died of disease, 16 March 1918.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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