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Trooper Wilmot POWELL 11/118 killed in action, Gallipoli - is memorialised on his parents grave | by SandyEm
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Trooper Wilmot POWELL 11/118 killed in action, Gallipoli - is memorialised on his parents grave

In Loving memory of

Kate Mylius

The dearly loved wife of


Fell asleep in Jesus

17th Sept. 1906

Thy will be done



Frederick William POWELL

Who fell asleep June 2nd 1932


In loving memory of

11/118 Wilmot F. POWELL, W[ellington] M[ounted] R[ifles]

Son of the above

Who fell on Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli

August 9th 1915 – aged 24 years


Block CH ENG Plot 54



Aged 50 years [1]



Colonist, Volume XXVIII, Issue 4120, 23 April 1885, Page 3


POWELL-SMALLBONE March 24, at Wanganui, by the Rev T.L. Tudor, Incumbent of Christ Church, Frederick William, youngest son of the late Thomas Powell, of Wanganui, to Kate Mylius, second daughter of Edwin Smallbone, of Nelson.



Aged 73 years at death



see comments section for portrait of Wilmot and a probable relation.

Occupation on enlistment: Clerk

He had poor eyesight.[2]

Reported missing 9 August 1915, Anzac Cove. Declared killed in action 17 January 1916 via Proceedings of board of inquiry.[2]


Evening Post, Volume XC, Issue 19, 22 July 1915, Page 6

The suggestion has been made recently that our boys on the Gallipoli Peninsula do not receive letters addressed to them. Mr. F. W. Powell, in a letter to the Evening Post, says: "I have received several service cards from my son, Wilmot Powell, of the Wellington 6th Mounted, who left Egypt on 8th May, and to-day (Tuesday) I received a letter-card dated 6th June, in which he says he received a budget of letters from New Zealand. He adds that he is quite well, and having the time of his life. Two mails had arrived up to the time he wrote (6th June)."[7]


His probate is available:


His military records are available to read online:


His Cenotaph database record:


His Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:,%20WILM...


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