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Clarence POWELL

Regimental number1755
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolMiddle Park State School, Victoria
Other trainingSwimming
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Address42 Hopetoun Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.75"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Benjamin J Powell, 4 Villiers Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date3 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death24.4
Place of burial"Y" Farm Military Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 3), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Laura POWELL; husband of Mildred POWELL, 42 Hopetoun Street, Elsternwick, Victoria. Native of South Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, POWELL Clarence
Red Cross File No 2190206

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