Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private Charles Powell
16th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Year of Birth
Date of Death
Remembered on the plaque in the Catholic Church, Charles Powell was born on 2nd May 1897 in Dudley, Staffordshire. By 1901 he was living with his three older siblings in the Dudley Union Workhouse, Burton Road, Sedgely. He went to live at the St Paul’s Home in Coleshill, Warwickshire on 1st May 1911, and was discharged to his Uncle on the 25th June 1912. Charles Powell enlisted in the 16th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Birmingham (service number 3630) after the outbreak of war. Private Powell was killed in action on 3rd September 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France. He was awarded the Allied Victory and British War medals.