WWI BWM. Powers. Royal Artillery. Royal Leamington Spa. Multiple gunshot wounds.


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Correctly named 11822 Gnr HC Powers RA

Herbert Charles Powers was born to Joseph and Martha in 1885 in Ashorne, Leamington. He was a farm labourer when he enlisted into the 3rd Depot, 10/31st Battery on the 3rd of September 1914.

An address given for him is 50 Clarence Street, Leamington.

Herbert went overseas in July 1915 earning himself a 1915 Trio.

There are two wound reports for him where he received multiple gunshot woundings. The first was in October 1915 when he was shot in the right side, arm and head. The second was in December 1916 where he was shot in the hand. By the time of his second wounding, he was attached to 31 Trench Mortar Battery. His wounds didn’t stop him again returning to France where he remained posted until 1919.

In 1939, we find him living at 39 Covent Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa and is seen to be working as a general labourer.

Herbert died in 1943.

Medal has a short length of original ribbon.

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