The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant E J Powers


Regimental Quartermaster Serjeant  Edward John POWERS, G/1089, Depot, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment. 

Born 7th October 1869, Colchester, Essex, enlisted 7th October 1914, London, age 45, height 5ft 9 inches, weight 154lbs. Formerly commissionaire.

Previously served in Royal West Kent Regiment No.1898., and Northamptonshire Regiment, No.6583. from 12th May 1887 (enlisted Maidstone, age 18) to 1st September 1909, discharge claimed after 22 years. Served 14 years and 364 days abroad. Campaign, Malakand. Medals & Decorations - Indian Medal 1895 (1 Clasp), Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Long Service & Good Conduct. Discharged to 23 Herne Grove, Dunstan's Road, East Dulwich, SE.

Husband of Lavinia Powers (nee Underwood), 173 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE. Married 29th September 1902, St Peters (Roman Catholic) Marlow.

Children - Charles Edward & Richard John Powers, born 30th August 1906, Maymys, Burmah; Bernard Joseph Powers, 31st August 1908, Maymys, Burmah.

29th January 1915, Promoted W.O. Class II; appointed Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, Seniority 7th October 1914.

14th March 1919, Transferred to Reserve and Demobilized to 83 Goodrich Road, East Dulwich, SE22.


London Gazette 22nd February 1919.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve  of  the award of the Meritorious Service Medal to the under mentioned Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men in recognition of valuable services rendered in connection with the war :

G/1089 Q.M.Sjt. Powers, E. J., Depot (East Dulwich).

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