Charles Samuel Powell

Personal Details

Born: 9 April 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised on 3 May the same year in the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the youngest of three surviving children born to Thomas Powell, a plasterer, and his wife Mary Ellen. He married Violet P Hayward in 1929 in Atcham, Shropshire; it is possible they had one child together, Gillian A.

Residence: At the time of his baptism his family were living at 3 West End, Whitchurch. The 1911 Census shows them living at 28 Oddfellows Cottages (also known as Smallbrook Road and West End) where he lived until at least 1919. In 1939 he was living at 18 Longden Road, Shrewsbury; this was his address at the time of his death.

Employment: In 1939 he was a machine minder at a printers; when he died he was a printer.

Died: 30 December 1965 in Shrewsbury as a result of an accident whilst riding his bicycle, aged 66.

Military Details

Military details not known

Other Information: His brother, Thomas Arthur, also served in WW1.

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