LEST WE FORGET

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.

References:

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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