Michael POWIS


POWIS, Michael

Service Number: 379
Enlisted: 26 October 1914, Enlisted at Ayr, QLD
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Athlone, Ireland, 1880
Home Town: Ayr, Burdekin, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 28 June 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row K, Grave 15 Chaplain Father Bergen officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 379, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Ayr, QLD
21 Dec 1914: Involvement SN 379, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Dec 1914: Embarked SN 379, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Sydney
26 Jan 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 5th Light Horse Regiment, At Sea
8 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 5th Light Horse Regiment
1 Jun 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 379, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Slight wounds
28 Jun 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 379, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of kin given as his sister Melinda Powis of Athhlone, Ireland later untraceable. A Mrs May Cross nee Hilliard of Waterloo, NSW who was named as his beneficiary in his will  later claimed to living as Michael's wife even though she was still married to her previous husband

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Served with the Royal Irish Lancers for about 12 years including the Boer War And Zulu Rebellion