POWNALL, Harold (of Nottingham).

1/7 Notts and Derbyshire regiment

By John Pownall

POWNALL, Harold (of Nottingham).

1/7 Notts & Derbyshire regiment

Regiment Nr 7142, 267892 Rank private.

Harold Pownall by John Pownall.

Whilst researching my family history I discovered details of the above soldier. I thought that it would be just a coincidence of having the same surname. But when looking at public member trees available on the internet, which is well evidenced, it shows that his family roots originate to a William Pownall in Calverton, Notts. It transpires that my family originate from there too, providing my own research is correct.

He must be a very, very distant cousin! I do believe that many of the Pownall families in the Nottingham area originate from William Pownall.

I do not know any personal details about him, only the following which is available on the internet.

Born Nottingham   -   c 1898

Death  -----------------   4th July 1917 aged 19.

                                       Died of wounds France and Flanders.

Relatives -------------    Son of George and Emily Pownall

                                        68 Flewitt Street, Nottingham.

No details of Occupation prior to enlistment.

Medals    -------------  British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Information source – Ancestry. Com,

                                        WW1 Medal Roll call.

                                       Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Cemetery recorded at =  Noeux – Les- Mines

 Communal cemetery, where he is buried.

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