Friday, 4 April 2014

Scott POWELL KIA 5 4 16

Scott POWELL 8th Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Date of birth: 10 April 1885
Date of death: 5 April 1916
Died of wounds received in action aged 30
No known grave

Scott joined the Inns of Court a few days before war was declared and shortly afterwards
received a commission in the 8th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the same regiment in which his
grandfather had served. 

He was promoted temporary Captain 15 January 1915, left for Gallipoli on 15 June and took part in the Anzac withdrawal and afterwards in that at Cape Helles. He also served in Egypt and Palestine, and in 1916 in Mesopotamia was Mentioned in Dispatches.
He died of wounds received at Umm el Hannah in Mesopotamia. 

He is commemorated on Panel 15 on the Basra Memorial.

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