Thomas Powell was born in Birmingham and was living in Blackheath when war broke out. He enlisted in the Warwicks and joined the 1st Battalion which had been on the Western Front since August 1914. They fought on the Aisne and at Ypres and in 1916 on the Somme. In April 1917 they came into the front line again and were engaged in the battles of Arras. The third Battle of the Scarpe opened on the 3rd May and Private Thomas Powell was killed in action on the 11th May. He is buried in Crump British Cemetery, Fampoux (II B 22) and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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