Born: 1882, The Vicarage, Hale, Farnham, Surrey.

Died: 8th February 1915; age 33; Died of Wounds received at Lille

at Chy-an-Mayr Marazion,

Reported in The Gazette – 2nd September 1900 – Royal Regiment Artillery Gentleman Cadet – to be Second Lieutenant.

Rank: Major

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 52nd Battery.


Grave Reference:IMG_6717


Ipswich Old Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the Rev. John Powell, of St. Clement’s Rectory, Ipswich; husband of Ghita Belcher (formerly Slade-Powell), of New Place, Ickham, Canterbury.




1891   ‘Woodview’, Westerfield Road, Ipswich.


John was 10 years old and living with his parents & maternal grandmother.

John Powell, 44, a Clerk in Holy Orders, born Worcester, West Midlands.

Annie Powell (nee Slade), 48, born Worcester.

Ann Slade, 67, born Worcester.

2 general domestic servants.


1901   Royal Artillery Barracks, The Barracks, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


John was 20 years old, an Officer ranked Lieutenant of the Royal Field Artillery.


1911   India & Ceylon.


John was 30 years old, he was married and a Captain of the Royal Field Artillery.


John attended Ipswich School.


On the 12th October 1907, Bombay, India, John married Ghita Isabel Colchester, born 1882, Ipswich. They had 1 son:

Jack Harold Slade-Powell, born August 1908, Kanauli, Begal, India.

Royal Field Artillery, 52nd Battery

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