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Regimental number1197
Place of birthTweed Heads New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationInspector of stock
AddressTweed Heads, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella Powell, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 10 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 25 July 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1211 Pte Claude POWELL, 11th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 1 May 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.
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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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