Second Lieutenant Thomas Henry Norman POWELL

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 255 (Australian Army)
Born: Warrnambool VIC, September 1894
Enlisted in the Army: 22 September 1914
Unit: 2nd Reserve Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, Northolt
Died: Aircraft Accident, England, 24 April 1917, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel James and Sarah Jane Powell, of 23, Blair Street, Coburg, Victoria, Australia. Native of Warrnambool, Victoria
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 16 March 1917, Second Lieutenant Powell resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

On 24 April 1917, Second Lieutenant Powell, flying Maurice Farman Shorthorn aircraft 7363, was killed at Northolt when he appeared to lose control and the aircraft side-slipped and nose-dived into the ground.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, POWELL THOMAS HENRY NORMAN
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Card 282879, 229174

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