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2431   2nd Lieutenant George Henry Powell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 20/01/1884
Died: 29/04/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 33
George Henry Powell was the son of Mr. George Henry Powell M.D. and Susan McCutcheon Powell. George was born on 20th January 1884 in Nenagh, County Tipperary. Dr. Powell was the Medical Doctor in the district for 14 years before he died in 1896. Susan Powell moved to live in Cookstown after the death of her husband and was a district nurse. The 1901 census shows George Henry to be living at the Dublin Working Boys’ Home and Harding Technical School at Lord Edward Street, Dublin. He was 17 years old. He was working as a stationer. 2nd Lieutenant George Henry Powell joined the 5th Company Machine Gun Corps and was killed in action on 29th April 1917. George was 33 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  Arras, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Bay 10
CWGC Casualty 1619586
The Arras Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras. The cemetery is near the Citadel, approximately 2 kms due west of the railway station.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 200
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists George Powell 1901 Census lists George as 17 boarding at house 2.2 in Lord Edward Street, Wood Quay, Dublin
2 1901 Census lists Susan Powell 1901 Census lists Susan, a distict nurse, as 40, boarding at house 41 in William St. Cookstown, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Susan Powell 1911 Census lists Susan, a nurse, as 48, boarding at house 17 in Burn Road. Cookstown, Tyrone
4 Geneology forum Details of Sarah Powell, George's mother
5 Irish Deaf History Dublin Working Boys’ Home and Harding Technical School Lord Edward Street, Dublin
6 Irish Government Geneology Site Record of the marriage of George's parents
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
8 Photo of Dublin Working Boys’ Home Various photos of Dublin Working Boys’ Home
9 Powell Family Tree Lists Powell family and year of births.
10 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of 2nd Lieutenant George Henry Powell
11 The Avenue: Rachel Pollard Purchase the book, The Avenue: A History of the Claremont Institution
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023