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Powell, Eric Limbery (1896-1918)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Eric Limbery Powell (1896-1918), born 22 January 1896, only son of Digby Powell of Five Oaks, Christchurch, near Caerleon, Monmouth, formerly of Pembroke Road, Kensington; grandson of Dr Thomas Limbery and Mr Benjamin Powell, both of Newport, Monmouthshire.

 

Attended Oakfield House preparatory school, Newport, Monmouth.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) September 1909-July 1913.

 

Attended London University.

 

WW1, Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. Joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. in January 1915, and obtained a commission in the Horse Transport, A.S.C., being gazetted on 5 November 1916. He went out to France in January 1916 and served there for 18 months with R.A.S.C. and then with 'B' Battery, 174th Brigade, 39th Division. After undergoing his training he passed out, and was gazetted lieutenant on 6 November 1917. He went to the Front again in December 1917, and served there with his battery, and as a liaison officer. At the military sports at the front he won the silver cup in the Officers' Horse Jumping Competition, presented by the brigadier-general. He was killed at Cachy on 6 April 1918.

 

Commemorated at:

St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, IX. F. 6 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/205083/POWELL,%20E%20L

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour.

 

Obituary, The Shirburnian, June 1918: 'LIEUT. ERIC LIMBERY POWELL, R.F.A., was the only son of Mr and Mrs Digby Powell, of Pembroke Road, Kensington, and grandson of the late Dr Thomas Limbery and Mr Benjamin Powell, both of Newport, Monmouthshire. He was educated at Sherborne, and matriculated at the London University. He joined the Inns of Court, O.T.C. in January 1915, and obtained a commission in the Horse Transport, A.S.C., being gazetted on November 5th 1916. He went out to France in January 1916, and served there for eighteen months. Later he applied to be transferred to the Royal Field Artillery, and after undergoing his training he passed out, and was gazetted lieutenant on November 6th 1917. He went to the front again in December 1917, and served there with his battery and as liaison officer. At the military sports at the front he won the silver cup in the Officers' Horse Jumping Competition, presented by the brigadier-general. He fell in action with his battery on April 6th.'

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