Image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper.

Known as Stanley.


Born: 1896, St. Mary Quay, Ipswich.

Died: 14th January 1916; age 20; KiA.

Residence: Trafalgar Buildings, Tooley Street, Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. Ransomes, Simms & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 1st March 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2762

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,





1901   Trafalgar Buildings, Ipswich.


Robert was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edward Sidney Powell, 47, a Brickmaker, born Aldham, Suffolk.

Eliza Laura Powell (nee Stowe), 34, born Ipswich.

Rosetta Laura Powell, 14, born Ipswich.

Ethel May Powell, 11, born Ipswich.

Edward Sidney Powell, 9, born Ipswich.

Alfred William Powell, 6, born Ipswich.

Francis Victor Powell, 3, born Ipswich.

Winifred Doris Powell, 5 months, Born Ipswich.


1911   1, Trafalgar Buildings, Shire Hall Yard, Ipswich.


Robert was 15 years old, a Fitter – Plough Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Edward, 56, a Carman – Coal.

Eliza, 43.

Alfred, 16, a Painter – Plough Works.

Francis, 13.

Daisy Alice Powell, 9, born Ipswich.

Elsie Helena Powell, 4, born Ipswich.

Alexandra Maud Powell, 6, born Ipswich.

Herbert Baden Powell, 3, born Ipswich.

Albert Edward Powell, 2, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Eliza L. Powell – mother.


Robert is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich and the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

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