Powley, Albert George

Gnr, Albert Powley, RGA
Gunner 224509 Albert George Powley Royal Garrison Artillary

BORN HULL, 1887. SON OF GEORGE WILLIAM POWLEY (1858-1896) AND SARAH ANN JOHNSON (1860-1907).

BEFORE THE WAR HE WORKED AS A BAKERS DELIVERY MAN, FOR MR TEANBY BAKER’S, SOUTHCOATES LANE, HULL. MARRIED HANNAH WHITE, AT COGAN STREET CHURCH, HULL, ON 18/12/1910. ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 24/06/1916. CALLED UP FOR SERVICE, ON 14/04/1917. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT, 6 INCHES TALL, 135 LBS WEIGHT, 38 INCH CHEST SIZE. POSTED TO FRANCE, ON 19/11/1918.

ACCIDENTALLY KILLED BY EXPLOSION AFTER WAR, AGED 32. LEFT HIS WIDOW AND TWO CHILDREN AT 37 , STEYNBURG STREET, HULL. SHE WAS AWARDED A WEEKLY WAR PENSION OF 25 SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE FOR HERSELF AND HER TWO CHILDREN, WITH EFFECT FORM 18/08/1919. (HDM STORY REPORTED 06/02/1919).

HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL ON 5TH FEBRUARY 1919, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *

HE IS BURIED AT LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, WEST-VLAANDEREN, BELGIUM.

HIS BROTHER, CHARLES PHILIP POWLEY WAS A PRISONER OF WAR FOR NINE MONTHS AFTER SERVING THREE YEARS IN FRANCE. HE LEFT SISTERS, HARRIET, MINNIE AND OLIVE.


First name:
ALBERT G.
Military Number:
224509
Rank:
Gunner
Date Died
28/01/1919
Place died:
LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, WEST-VLAANDEREN, BELGIUM
Age:
32
37 , STEYNBURG STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom