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Halifax Yorkshire
Son of William Arthur and Mary Elizabeth Powell, of "Norland," Priory Rd., West Bridgford, Nottingham (CWGC). William Arthur was born in 1898 (registered third quarter) and had a twin brother, James Frederick. Their sister, Mary, was born 6 years later. In 1901 the family was living at 23 Rochdale Road, Halifax, where his father was employed as a commercial traveller (provisions). By 1911 the family was living at 33 Patrick Road, West Bridgford, and William Arthur (senior) was now an agent (American provisions); the family employed one servant. His mother died on 7 June 1930 aged 58 and his father on 9 November 1954 aged 85.
Attended Mundella School, Meadows, Nottingham. Mundella Magazine, Christmas 1918, ROH: 'Powell, WA, Lieut, Sherwoods'. Attended West Bridgford Friary Congregational Church. Member of University College Nottingham OTC.
05 Oct 1918
20
182403 - CWGC Website
Second Lieutenant
7th attd. 11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Army Service Record survives. Joined 11th Bn 9 November 1917. Killed in action by shellfire near Bellevue Farm at Beaurevoir. Buried Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy (grave ref I.D.14).
Family grave, Nottingham Southern Cemetery. (William Arthur and Mary Elizabeth Powell) 'Also to the perpetual memory of their dearly loved son, William Arthur Powell, 2nd Lieutenant 11th Bn Sherwood Foresters, killed in action in France, October 5th 1918, aged 20 years.' Probate 11 March 1919. Powell William Arthur (the younger) of 34 Priory-road West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, second lieutenant in HM Army died 5 October 1918 in France. Administration Nottingham 11 March to William Arthur Powell traveller. Effects £191 15s 11d. His brother, Second Lieutenant James Frederick Powell, 7th attached 15th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, was wounded and taken prisoner on 20th October 1918. Article published 7th November 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “WOUNDED AND PRISONER OF WAR. “SEC.-LIEUT. J. F. POWELL, Sherwood Foresters, reported wounded and missing on October 20th, is the younger twin son of Mr. and Mrs. Powell, Priory-road, West Bridgford. He proceeded on active service in November of last year, and since the official telegram arrived the parents have received a postcard from a repatriated prisoner declaring that the young officer is a prisoner of war in Germany, and that he saw him on a stretcher. Both he and his brother, who has made the supreme sacrifice, were educated at the Mundella School.” Above article and information is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery
    William Arthur Powell - Buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery
  • This is a photo of the family grave of William Arthur Powell at Wilford Hill Cemetery, Nottingham 
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    Family grave of William Arthur Powell - This is a photo of the family grave of William Arthur Powell at Wilford Hill Cemetery, Nottingham Courtesy of Peter Gillings
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    Family grave of William Arthur Powell - photo showing a close up of the inscription on the family grave of William Arthur Powell at Wilford Hill Cemetery, Nottingham. Courtesy Peter Gillings
  • Family grave, Nottingham Southern Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (22 April 2015)
    William Arthur Powell - Family grave, Nottingham Southern Cemetery. Photograph Rachel Farrand (22 April 2015)