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Re: WW1 Coventry Post Office Staff War memorial plaque
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 10 September 16 15:14 BST (UK) »
I have found (after searching all day) my photo of the memorial plaque. I have detailed account of his war service in 1st Royal Warwicks and am about to start researching when he was transferred to the 2nd Warwicks. He died whilst in 16th Warwicks. I also have a copy of a letter he sent to a soldiers (Alf Burrows) mother whilst in 1st Warwicks to tell them of their sons death.

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Re: WW1 Coventry Post Office Staff War memorial plaque
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 10 September 16 16:24 BST (UK) »
Well done!  What I would do now is get back to the post office central records and ask again and include the photo of the plaque.

It may be that they had an E Powell on their staff but he wasn't your great grandfather. 
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Re: WW1 Coventry Post Office Staff War memorial plaque
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 10 September 16 16:42 BST (UK) »
A bit off topic but this where he was when he fell.
Ordered to take Falfemont farm 2/KOSB went over the top first only to be met by M.G. fire as soon as they left the trench.
The 15/Warwicks were ordered to try again with the same result.
6.35pm. it fell to the 16/Warwicks who also suffered huge casualties.
You can see from the map the enemy M.G. posts on the high ground, this allowed them to fire over their own trenches & into the men coming up the slope. They did this using a scissor action with co-ordinated fire.
They attacked again on the 4th. & this time succeeded but were heavily shelled.
The casualties by this time were well in excess of 2000.
This was of course part of the Battle of the Somme.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: WW1 Coventry Post Office Staff War memorial plaque
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 11 September 16 10:41 BST (UK) »
I have sent an email to the Post Office History centre and have also sent one to the Coventry History Society hoping that the unvieling of the memorial (in 1920) was covered by a newspaper which may also list those on the memorial in greater detail.

Fingers crossed!