Private 14432 Benjamin Thomas Powell

Killed in Action on Sunday, 30th July 1916, age 32.
Commemorated on Pier and Face 4 A of Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

5th Bn., South Wales Borderers. 58th Brigade of 19th Division.

Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Newport, Mon., Resident: Sebastapol, Newport, Mon.

First landed France & Flanders, 17th July 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on 'Soldiers Died in the Great War'.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1549022/

Genealogical Data

Birth of Benjamin Thomas Powell registered in December 1883 at Dudley.

1901 Census
Weymouth Place, Panteg, Newport, Monmouthshire.
Benjamin Powell (45, Sheet Iron Shearer, born Tipton), his wife Eliza (46, born Tipton), and their 2 children: Louisa (19, born Tipton), and Benjamin (17, Iron Worker, born Tipton).

1911 Census
South Street, Sebastopol, near Newport, Monmouthshire.
Benjamin Powell (27, Roller at Sheet Mill, born Tipton), and his aunt Lucy Smith (57, Widow, born Tipton).

Personal Data

None Available.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

Newspaper Cuttings