Powell George James Lt (QM) 143879
Name Powell George James
Army number 143879
Rank Lt (QM)
Decorations M.i.D. London Gazette 22/3/1945. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 9/4/1948.
Date of birth 3/5/1898 in Hereford.
Age 79 at the time of his death.
Unit The Durham Light Infantry - enlisted 15/1/1916 as 1669047. Regular soldier. Posted 2nd Bn DLI as Company Sergeant Major. Served B.E.F.? Emergency Commission as Lt (QM) 27/8/1940. Posted 11th Bn DLI 27/8/1940. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. With the Battalion on disbandment 26/8/1944. Posted No 40 Replacement Holding Unit as Captain. Unemployed list 1945 as Honorary Captain.
Company/Battery Battalion HQ, HQ Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit Probably Administration Platoon.
Task or role Battalion Quartermaster, with effect from 27/8/1940.
Joined Brigade 27-Aug-40.
Promotions W/S Captain (QM) 27/8/1943.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death registration January 1978 - Kidderminster, Herefordshire.
Home address In 1901 Census was with his family - father William and mother Elizabeth - at Shelwick, Herefordshire, and at the 1911 Census at Holmer in Herefordshire (12, Barrs Court Place). Married Winifred Fanny Bird.
Source table 11DLI
Some Battalion records have his number as 143878, which appears to be incorrect.