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Harry POWELL

Regimental number6867A
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressNewport, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 4"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, T. Powell, 16 Clarendon Road, Early Rise, Reading, Berkshire, England
Previous military serviceServed for 1 month in Citizen Military Forces, Bendigo.
Enlistment date18 August 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1917
Place of enlistmentMaryborough, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 October 1918
Place of death or woundingMontbrehain, France
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialCalvaire Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 9), Montbrehain, Aisne, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
102
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Johanna POWELL, 16 Clarendon Road, Earley Rise, Reading, England.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 24 January 1918, and marched into 6th Training Bn and allotted letter 'A' to Regimental Number owing to duplication.

Marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant, 22 April 1918.

Absent from 8:30pm parade after being warned, Fovant, 18 April 1918; 14 days forfeiture of 4 days pay, Fovant, 23 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 May 1918; marched into Base Depot, Etaples, 7 May 1918; proceeded to join unit, Etaples, 9 May 1918.

Taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, 11 May 1918.

Killed in action, France, 5 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, POWELL Harry

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