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Commonwealth War Graves WW1
Submitted by Mick Powis

There are 36 men with the name Powis and 4 with the name Powys on the Commonwealth War Graves Site. The numbers are those on the site. I have on this list only included men with the spelling POWIS & POWYS. I have not found any other spellings. In the list below I am fairly certain that the birth and death dates are those of a particular individual. In some cases men have no known grave but are mentioned on memorials, such as Ypres (Menin Gate).

In the list I start with the name as it appears on the gravestone or memorial, and the number on the Commonwealth War Grave list. In many cases only the rank, initial and name is given. I have been able to find the Christian names of most men from a disk containing Army records.  Unfortunately this only contains the names of members of the British Army. It does not contain the records of the one Powis who died in Naval Service, or men in the Australian, Canadian, or Indian Forces.

At times the names of parents or next of kin appear in the Commonwealth War Grave list. In the cases when they do not, I have been able to find them from Census records on the Powis Pages website.     

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1/. Rifleman Albert Powis.
Born About 1897 Nottingham.
Son of Albert G and Annie Died 15th Sep 1916
Commonwealth War Grave Theipval Memorial, France.

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2/. Rifleman Arthur Powis.
Born Mar Qtr 1898 Chorlton.
Son of John and Alice 1901 Census, North Manchester Died 2nd Nov 1918
Commonwealth War Grave St Ledger Church Yard, Hainaut, Belgium
Powis Pages PersID P2210

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3/. Private Alfred Henry Powis.
Born Jun Qtr 1890 (3 March 1890) Wolverhampton.
Son of David and Ellen (Tufft) 1901 Census, Wolverhampton Died 23rd Mar 1918 Age 27
Commonwealth War Grave Croisilles France
Powis Pages PersID P1887

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4/. Private C B Powis
Charles Bradburn Powis.
Born Dec Qtr 1898 Madley.
Son of Benjamin and Clara (Bradburn) 1901 Census, Dawley Died 30th Oct 1918 Age 20
Commonwealth War Grave Terlincthun, Wimille, France
Powis Pages PersID P2247

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5/. Lance Corporal Charles Edward Powis. (In Australian Army)
Born Mar Qtr 1889 Gloucester.
Son of William and Margaret (Possibly James) 1891 Census Upton St Leonard Gloucestershire Died 23rd Aug 1916 Age 27
Commonwealth War Grave Niederzwehren, Germany
Powis Pages PersID P1832

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6/. Private Charles Joseph Powis.
Born Sept Qtr 1884 Aston.
Son of Charles William and Maria (Harrison) In 1891 Census Kings Norton Died 13th May 1917
Commonwealth War Grave Arras Memorial, France.
Powis Pages PersID P1638

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7/. Rifleman Charles S Powis. Charles Samuel Powis
Born Jun Qtr 1882 Brentford.
Son of Henry W and Minnie (Minnie born Canada) Died 13th May 1915
Commonwealth War Grave Ypres (Menin Gate) Belgium
Powis Pages PersID P1536

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8/. Sergeant Charles William Powis (Indian Army)
Not enough info to identify birth date and place. Died 15th Mar 1919
Tehran War Cemetery, Iran

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9/. Private Frank Powis.
Born Dec Qtr 1889 Cirencester.
Son of Leigh and Louisa (Scriven) Brother of # 23 Leigh Henry Powis Died 14th Aug 1916
Commonwealth War Grave Theipval Memorial, France
Powis Pages PersID P1869

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10/. Private George Powis.
Born Jun Qtr 1896 Chesterfield as George Robert E Powis.
Son of Benjamin and Emma (Possibly Adams) 1901 Census As George Ed born Bolsover Died 15th Feb 1916 Age 20
Commonwealth War Grave Ypres (Menin Gate) Belgium
Powis Pages PersID P2130

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11/. Major Gordon Douglas Powis (Canadian Army)
Born About 1887 Probably, Hamilton, Canada.
Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Powis of Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Husband of Mona Murry. Died 6th Nov 1917 Age 30
Commonwealth War Grave Ypres (Menin Gate) Belgium

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12/. Sergeant Henry Powis
Born Sep Qtr 1889. Islington.
Probably son of George and Matilda Powis Died 9th May 1915
Commonwealth War Grave Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Powis Pages PersID P1857

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13/. Private Harry Powis.
Born Sep Qtr 1878 Wellington.
Son of James and Sarah Jane 1901 Census born Rodington. 1891 Census born Rodington. 1881 Census as Harvy Powis born Rodington. Died 10th Oct 1915 Age 37.
Commonwealth War Grave Etaples, France.
Powis Pages PersID P1365

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14/. Corporal H Powis
Harry Powis.
Born Jun Qtr 1884 Taunton.
Son of Henry and Sarah Powis. Brother of #34 William Henry Powis Died 29th Jul 1917
Commonwealth War Grave Essex Farm Cemetery
Powis Pages PersID P1627

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15/. H Powis
Not enough info to identify birth date and place. Died in UK after War. 20th Dec 1918
Commonwealth War Grave Blandford Cemetery, England

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16/. Able Seaman Harold John Powis.
Born Dec Qtr 1898 (17 Sept 1898) Aston.
Son of John and Alice (Williams) 1901 Birmingham Census, born Small Heath. Appears in Census as John H Died 17th Oct 1917 Age 19
Commonwealth War Grave Plymouth War Memorial, England
Powis Pages PersID P2254

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17/. Private John Powis. Born Mar Qtr 1894 Bedwelty.
Son of Jesse and Mary Jane 1901 Census Born Tredegar Monmouthshire Died 28th Sep 1914 Age 21
Commonwealth War Grave Braine Communal Cemetery, France
Powis Pages PersID P2044

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18/. Lance Corporal J Powis
James Powis
Born Sept Qtr 1880 Poplar.
Son of James and Pauline, Chiswick London Died 27th Sep 1918 Age 39
Commonwealth War Grave Ontario Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion, France
Powis Pages PersID P1459

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19/. Private J Powis.
John Powis
Possibly born Dec 1879 (In register as John Powice) Bromsgrove. Shown in Army records as born, enlisted and resided in Malvern Died 29th Nov 1918
Commonwealth War Grave Berlin South Western Cemetery, Germany

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20/. Sergeant James Powis.
Born Jun Qtr 1888 Tenbury.
Son of George and Elizabeth 1891 Census Little Hereford Died 1st Nov 1919 Age 30
Commonwealth War Grave Haidar Pasha Memorial, Istanbul, Turkey
Powis Pages PersID P1825

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21/. Private John Edward Powis
Born Sept Qtr 1895 Wandsworth.
Son of William and Sarah Brother of # 27 Robert James Powis 1901 Census Battersea London Died 26th Oct 1915 Age 20
Commonwealth War Grave Loos Memorial, France.
Powis Pages PersID P2108

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22/. Private John Thomas Powis.
Born Mar Qtr 1888 Barnsley.
Son of Reuben and Jane In 1891 Barnsley and 1901 Durham Census Born Higham Yorkshire. Died 29th Sep 1916 Age 29
Commonwealth War Grave Thiepval Memorial France
Powis Pages PersID P1803

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23/. Private L H Powis
Leigh Henry Powis P2185
Born Jun Qtr 1897 as Lea Henry, Cirencester.
Son of Leigh and Louisa Scriven Brother of # 9 Frank Powis Died 19th Oct 1918
Commonwealth War Grave Highland Cemetery Le Cateau, France
Powis Pages PersID P2185

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24/. Corporal Michael Powis (Australian Army)
Could not identify birth date and place. Probably born in Australia. Died 28th Jun 1915 Shell Green Cemetery, Turkey

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25/. Driver M O Powis
Moses Oscar Powis.
Born Sep Qtr 1896 Builth. In Army records shown as born Newbridge on Wye, enlisted Cardiff.
Son of Moses Powis, and probably Sarah Jane Died 27th Jun 1918
Commonwealth War Grave Baghdad (North Gate) Cemetery, Iraq
Powis Pages PersID P2143

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26/. Lance Corporal Percy Hartland Powis.
Born Sept Qtr 1883 Cannock.
Son of George and Agnes. In 1891 Cannock Census with grandparents John and Mary Morris. Died 25th May 1917 Age 33
Commonwealth War Grave Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France
Powis Pages PersID P1602

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27/. Private R J Powis.
Robert James Powis
Born Nine Elms Surrey Abt 1889
Son of William and Sarah. Brother of #21 John Edward Powis Died 27th Nov 1918
Honnechy Cemetery, France
Powis Pages PersID P1825

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28/. Lance Corporal S G Powis.
Samuel George Powis
Born Dec Qtr 1896 Mile End. Army records show born Stepney, enlisted Bow Died 20th Feb 1918
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
Powis Pages PersID P2156

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29/. Private Thomas Powis.
Born Jun Qtr 1894 Prestwich.
Son of Thomas and Eliza. In 1901 Census, Prestwich. Died 13th Nov 1916 Age 22
Commonwealth War Grave Ancre Cemetery, Beaumont Hame,l France
Powis Pages PersID P2056

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30/. Sergeant Thomas Albert Powis
Born Sep Qtr 1897 Wellington
Son of Robert and Edith Died 26th Sep 1917 Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Powis Pages PersID P2197

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31/. Private William Powis.
Born Mar Qtr 1892 Walsall.
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth. In 1901 Census, Walsall. Died 8th Jun 1917 Age 24
Commonwealth War Grave Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany
Powis Pages PersID P1995

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32/. Private William Powis.
Born Dec Qtr 1896 St Giles.
Son of William and Jane. In 1901 Census, St Giles London. Died 16th Aug 1917 Age 20
Commonwealth War Grave Bedford House Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium
Powis Pages PersID P2157

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33/. Private William Powis.
Born Mar Qtr 1888 Clun.
Son of George and Margaret (Lloyd) In 1901 Census, Clungunford. Died 31st Oct 1917 Age 30
Commonwealth War Grave Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel
Powis Pages PersID P1807

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34/. Private William Henry Powis.
Born Jun Qtr 1881 Bromsgrove.
Son of Henry and Sarah Ann. Brother of # 14 Harry Powis In 1901 Census, Taunton, St Mary Magdalene Within. Died 24th May 1915 Age 34
Commonwealth War Grave Ypres (Menin Gate) Belgium
Powis Pages PersID P1490

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35/. Rifleman Wilfred Theodore Powis.
Born Sept Qtr 1892 Bromley.
Son of Mrs M P Powis. In 1901 Census, Wanstead Essex, inmate in orphan asylum. Died 31st Mar 1915 Age 22
Commonwealth War Grave Rifle Gate Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium
Powis Pages PersID P1987

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36/. Rifleman William Victor Powis.
Born Dec Qtr 1894 Walsall.
Son of Alfred and Elizabeth. In 1901 Census, Walsall. Died 11th May 1915 Age 20
Commonwealth War Grave Ypres (Menin Gate) Belgium
Powis Pages PersID P2076

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37/. Lance Corporal Beverly Cunliffe Powys (Canadian Army)
Son of Percy Cunliffe Powys and Susan Beverly Powis (That is how it is spelled on the record) Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. Died 2nd Jun 1916. Age 20
Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium

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38/. Private Edmund Ivor Owen Powys. (Canadian Army)
Son of Ernest Aubrey and Margaret Ann Powys of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. Died 19th Aug 1917 Age 20
Vimy Memorial, France.

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39/. Private G J Powys
George James Powys. Born Sept Qtr 1899 Wirral.
Son of William and Lydia Powys of Bebington, Birkenhead. Died 8th Oct 1918 Age 19
Prospect Hill Cemetery Gouy, France.
Powis Pages PersID PL241

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40/. Lieutenant Geoffrey Mapleton Powys
Born ca Aug 1896.
Son of the Rev Horace Annesley Powys and Jessie Powys of Far Headingly, Leeds. Died 19th Jun 1917 Aged 20
Derry House Cemetery, Belgium.
Powis Pages PersID PL234

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