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Powell, William Hope
First World War, 1914-1918
Powell, William Hope (Chief Petty Officer b.1883)
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.