2nd Lt Henry Rossiter Powell, RAF

1896 Jan 7. Born Henry Rossiter Powell

1901 census at 104 Albany Rd, Southwark

1911 census at 104 Albany Road, Southwark

1918 Jan/Mar Marries Rowena Atlee Phillips in Camberwell (certainly at least one child Rossiter A Powell born Camberwell 1920)

1918 Oct 22. The undermentioned Flight Cadets are granted temp, commns. as 2nd Lts. (Observer Officers):—Henry Rossiter Powell.

1919 Nov 6. Pilot Officer H. R. Powell to be Flying Officer, Grade (B), from (O.).

1920 May 15. RAF Technical Branch. 2nd Lt. Henry Rossiter Powell is placed on the retired list.

1920 Jul 27 Joined ADRIC with service number 9. Posted to J Coy, and spent his service with J Coy.

1921 Feb 25. He was in the Coolavohig Ambush and was later awarded £5000 for his injuries

1921 Apr 4 In hospital

1921 Apr 13 to 10 May. Medical Leave

1921 Jun 3. He left ADRIC given "medically unfit"

1921 Jun 4 Pemsion paid for 12 months

1923 Divorce case . Appellant: Sidney Reynold Howard. Respondent: Muriel Janet Louisa Howard. Co-respondent: Henry Rossiter Powell. Type: Husband's petition for divorce. The Decree Nisi was passed 24 Oct 1924, and Powell had to pay £50 damages to aggrieved husband. He admits the adultery, and wants it kept as quiet as possible. He never divorces his own wife, and she is living with him through the 1930s

1926 On electoral register at 38 Ashbourne Grove, Dulwich. With Rowena, and Archibald and Susan Ellen (all Powell). Rowena is his wife, married in 1918. Susan Ellen is his mother.

1934 On electoral roll at same address with Archibald and Susan Ellen (all Powell)

1935 On electoral Roll at 9 Salcombe Way, Ruislip with Rowena Alice Powell

1939 Register. Living with wife Rowena A Powell at 11 Salcombe Way , Ruislip-Northwood U.D., Middlesex. He is an RAF Flying Officer no3 I T W

1940 Sep 13. The undermentioned Flying Officers are promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant: Henry Rossiter POWELL (ret.). (05264).

1943 Jun 2. RAF General Duties Branch. Flt. Lt. H. R. Powell (05264) is granted the rank of Sqn. Ldr. (war subs.).

1945 Sep 11 Buried age 49. Wing Commander Henry Rossiter Powell on tombstone. CWGC . The CWGC inscription read "Son of Susan Ellen Powell; husband of Rowena Atlee Powell, of Ruislip."

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