Other names: Frederick
Locations in this story: Ebbesbourne Wake, WiltshireFrance & FlandersBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, FrancePound Street, Ebbesbourne Wake, WiltshireDevizes, Wiltshire
Story: Frederick Powell was born 0n 28th February, 1897 in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. His mother was Sarah Ann Powell (there was no father named on his birth certificate). His mother died at Ebbesbourne Wake in 1910 and was buried there on 24th May, 1910. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living with his grandmother, a widow, at Pound Street, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. His grandmother died in 1916. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire, as a Private and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 25688). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died of wounds on 28th August 1917 and was buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France (grave id. III.E.217). He is remembered on the Ebbesbourne Wake War Memorial. His only living relative at the time was his Uncle, George Powell, living in Pound Street, Ebbesbourne Wake.