Powell, William Hope (Chief Petty Officer b.1883)

Accession Number PR00435
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 5 Items
Object type Diary
Maker Powell, William Hope
Date made 1910-1919
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Diaries for 1914-1915 and 1918. Powell was a wireless telegraphist aboard HMAS Encounter in 1914 and is reputed to have been the first to receive a transmission that war had been declared. In November 1918 he was aboard HMAS Australia at Rosyth and records in his diary the surrender of the German Grand Fleet.