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James Henshaw POWELL

Regimental number362
Place of birthNorth Sydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrighton Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Ernest Ed Powell, Brighton Street Petersham, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 26th February, 1917, to date, Lance Corporal POWELL has done splendid work. He has proved himself a brave leader and by his devotion to duty both in and out of the line has gained the confidence of both his Officer and men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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