Second Lieutenant Edward Watson POWELL

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 187 (Australian Army)
Born: Prahran VIC, May 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 19 August 1914
Unit: 84th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at Liettres, France
Died: Air Operations, France, 31 October 1917, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Clara Ann Powell of 109, Williams Road, Prahran East, Melbourne, Australia, and the late Arthur Powell. Enlisted August 1914. Served with the 1st Australian Division at Gallipoli
Remembered: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 26 January 1917, Second Lieutenant Powell resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

During an offensive patrol on 31 October 1917, Second Lieutenant Powell, flying SE5 aircraft B4847, was last seen engaging enemy aircraft near Menin.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, EDWARD WATSON
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book 1/968 page 364, 228959

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