Beckenham History

POWELL WALTER EDMUND

Pte 66632 Royal Army Medical Corps 101st Field Amb. Formerly an Old West Kent Territorial with Hedley Thornton and the Beckenham St John’s Ambulance.

Died staying with a wounded man who he had covered with his coat 12/8/1916 age 24 Grave I.B.35 FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY MAMETZ FRANCE.

Elder son of Mr & Mrs Walter Powell of Didcott, Berks; married  E Powell nee Veale of 50 Bowden Hill, Newton Abbot when there selling books before joining up.

BJ 2/9/1916 p3

Additional Information:
Date of Death: 12/08/1916

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