The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Powell
First Name:
Allen Ethelbert
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8840
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘B‘ Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
26.10.1909
Place of Birth:
Northam, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Albert Charles Powell
Mothers's Name:
Margaret Powell
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Prospector and Road Grader Operator
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row L, Grave 66, Age 33.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Hindaine
POW#:
3/9223 & 2284
Cause of Death:
Dysentery
Place of Death:
Brankassi
Date of Death:
6.09.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 58, Brankassi

General Description

Studio portrait of WX8840 Private (Pte) Allen Ethelbert Powell, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion, of Kalgoorlie, WA, with his young son Ian. Prior to enlistment, Pte Powell worked as a grader (road worker). He died of illness on 6 September 1943 in Siam.
WX8840 Private (Pte) Allen Ethelbert Powell, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion, of Kalgoorlie, WA, with his young son Ian. Prior to enlistment, Pte Powell worked as a grader (road worker).

 

He was selected to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force V Battalion.  Read Further.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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