George William Bowtell Powell, 18921950 (aged 57 years)

Name
George William Bowtell Powell
Given names
George William Bowtell
Surname
Powell
Birth October 1892
Military
World War I
August 11, 1914 (aged 21 years)

Note: George enlisted on 11 August 1914 as a Private in the Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit). He was described as a labourer aged 21 years and 11 months, 5'7" tall, 10 stone 12 lbs,dark complexion, brown eyes and dark brown hair, of Roman Catholic religion. His next of kin was Miss V. Powell, 144 Hereford Street Forest Lodge. He saw 150 days in Rabaul and was discharged from this post as medically unfit.
MarriageMignon MalaveyView this family
1916 (aged 23 years)
Military
World War I
1917 (aged 24 years)

Note:

He enlisted again in 1917 as a Private in 2 Infantry Battalion - 24 - 26 Reinforcements. He described himself as a shopkeeper, and his next of kin was Mignon Powell, 88 Erskineville Road, Greater Sydney, later changed to Telford Street Glebe. His religion had also changed to Church of England. He served in France and contracted malaria and VD.

In 1939, the Returned Soldiers Imperial League of Australia wrote to the Australian War Memorial asking if they had any record of a George William Bowtell Powell on record as having served in World War I. They said that they were 'much concerned' about a man aged 54 who claimed to have served in the first world war but had no papers or medals to prove his claim. They described their request as urgent.

Residence 1930 (aged 37 years)
Address: 203 Wigram Street
Note: George was described as a motor driver.
Residence 1936 (aged 43 years)
Address: 203 Wigram Street
Note: George was described as a motor driver.
Death August 27, 1950 (aged 57 years)
Family with Mignon Malavey
himself
18921950
Birth: October 1892Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
Death: August 27, 1950Annandale, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18981982
Birth: 1898 20Woollahra, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 18, 1982
Marriage
Marriage: 1916Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Military

George enlisted on 11 August 1914 as a Private in the Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (Tropical Unit). He was described as a labourer aged 21 years and 11 months, 5'7" tall, 10 stone 12 lbs,dark complexion, brown eyes and dark brown hair, of Roman Catholic religion. His next of kin was Miss V. Powell, 144 Hereford Street Forest Lodge. He saw 150 days in Rabaul and was discharged from this post as medically unfit.

Military

He enlisted again in 1917 as a Private in 2 Infantry Battalion - 24 - 26 Reinforcements. He described himself as a shopkeeper, and his next of kin was Mignon Powell, 88 Erskineville Road, Greater Sydney, later changed to Telford Street Glebe. His religion had also changed to Church of England. He served in France and contracted malaria and VD.

In 1939, the Returned Soldiers Imperial League of Australia wrote to the Australian War Memorial asking if they had any record of a George William Bowtell Powell on record as having served in World War I. They said that they were 'much concerned' about a man aged 54 who claimed to have served in the first world war but had no papers or medals to prove his claim. They described their request as urgent.

Residence

George was described as a motor driver.

Residence

George was described as a motor driver.