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George Albert POWIS

Regimental number2655
Place of birthBirmingham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouseman
Address354 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Powis, 111 Arden Road, Birchfields, Birmingham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Polly POWIS. Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; discharged (medically unfit: fibrous lung, emphysema), Sydney, 17 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 January 1940
Age at death58
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, POWIS George Albert

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