Other names: Edwin
Locations in this story: Hulme, ManchesterBurnley, LancashireShaftesbury, DorsetGolders Green, Middlesex
Story: Edwin Powell was born in Hulme, Manchester, on 21 Feb 1880 and baptised there on 11 Apr 1880 the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Powell. By 1902 he was in Burnley, Lancashire, and it was there at St. Peter's Church he married Charlotte Mary Dean in October of that year. Charlotte had been born in Shaftesbury in 1878 the daughter of Albert Dean and Emmeline Dean (nee Brickell) who resided at the Post Office, St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Edwin had enlisted and joined the Royal Engineers (Signals Section) becoming a 2nd Corporal (Service No. 182283). It is not known in which theatre of was he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. During his service he had registered in-laws address in St. James Street, Shaftesbury, as his residence where his wife had moved during the war. He continued to live there up until 1926. His death was recorded on 26 Feb 1936 in Golders Green, Middlesex, where he had been living at 285 Golders Green Road. Charlotte died shortly after on 29 Apr 1936 having returned to Shaftesbury following her husband's passing.