Private Edward James Powell

Service number 3579
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Berrigan
Death Date 1916-08-14
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Edward James Powell (3579, 13th Battalion) was born in Berrigan, NSW, in 1898. He was working as a carter when he enlisted in July 1915. Edward was killed during the battle of Pozieres, on 14 August 1916. He is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. His mother wrote that he signed on to “get away” and that he was “loved by all who knew him and deeply missed”. He was 17 years 10 months of age at the time of his death.



Date of enlistment 23 July 1915
Date of embarkation 13 October 1915
Date of death 14 August 1916