Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Herbert Powell

In memory of:

Private George Herbert Powell

April 12, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

405390

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 29, 1891

Son of Robert and Sarah Alma Powell, of Nottingham, England; husband of Elizabeth May Powell, of 32, Madeira Place, Parliament St., Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 150 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

X. B. 25.

Location:

Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3 is located 4 kilometres south-west of Ieper town centre on the Ruusschaartstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). Turn right onto the Kemmelseweg and follow this road to the first crossroads, turn left here into Ruusschaartstraat. The Cemetery is located 1 kilometre after this junction on the left hand side of the road just before Voormezeele Dorp.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Private George Herbert Powell - Shortly after arriving to the front line trenches at St. Eloi he was shot through the head and killed instantly. Son of Robert and Sarah Alma Powell, of Nottingham, England; husband of Elizabeth May Powell, of 32, Madeira Place, Parliament St., Toronto, Ontario.  http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/mass-digitized-archives/circumstances-death-registers/Pages/item.aspx?PageID=80503
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of GEORGE HERBERT POWELL– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Gravemarker

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