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Charles Edward POWIS

Regimental number1601
Place of birthUpton, Gloucestershire, England
SchoolChurch of England School, Gloucestershire, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
Address153 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Lilian Jane Powis, 153 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the National Reserve, England; 'left own free will'.
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNiederzwehren Cemetery (Plot IV, Row N, Grave No. 17), Cassel, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret POWIS
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 11 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 23 June 1916.Reported prisoner of war, 25 July 1916 (gun shot wounds, left and right thighs, right leg and back).

Died of wounds, Nurnberg Lazaret, 22 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, POWIS Charles Edward

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