Whitchurch Herald 13 November 1920

Report in the Whitchurch Herald regarding the death of Arthur Toplady Powell

“We deeply regret to announce the death of Mr Arthur Toplady Powell only son of Mrs W. A. Powell and the late Mr W. A. Powell who was for some years stationed at Whitchurch as Inland Revenue Officer and afterwards at Fort William.
Mr Arthur Powell was nearly 26 years of age. He was a lad of great ability and promise and of a genial disposition which endeared him to all with who he came into contact. After a short time in an estate agency office he joined the army soon after the outbreak of war and quickly rose to the rank of Lance Sergeant but was wounded in action and this subsequently necessitated the amputation of his right arm. He underwent training to fit himself for the earning of his livelihood under the new conditions and bore his disabilities with great fortitude and cheerfulness. His health however broke down and tuberculosis supervened; and in spite of all that could be done his condition became gradually worse and he died in a Nursing Home at Bournemouth on Friday at noon and the internment took place in the same town on Monday.
It is needless to say that the utmost sympathy is extended to the relatives in their singularly sad bereavement.
In view of the fact that the late Mr Arthur Powell undoubtedly lost his life through his war services it is worth suggesting that his name might well be inscribed on the War Memorial which was unveiled on Thursday.”

Whitchurch Herald 13 November 1920

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