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John Douglas Powell 

Early Life

John Douglas PowellJohn was born and lived in Salford and was the son of Thomas and Fanny Powell of Zachariah Street, Salford.

Service Life

Private John Douglas Powell (252434) enlisted in Manchester and served with both the 6th and the 1/10th Battalions of the Manchester Regiment. For his service in the army, John was awarded the Allied Victory Medal and British War Medal. John’s medals can be seen in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.

We Shall Remember Him

John was killed in action on 20 October 1918, aged 22. He is buried in Belle Vue British Cemetery, Briastre, France (Grave/Memorial Reference – B27). His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Ladysmith Gallery memorial cabinet drawer 3.

John's Memorial Plaque  John's Medals Left to Right – British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal.