Thomas Charles Powell. Professional at East Mersea golf course.
July 1916, the golf club was closed for the War, and Thomas Powell was working on an East Mersea farm. Thomas volunteered to join the Colours in place of another stockman on the farm. [ MMN_1916_005 ].
He was wounded at Cagnicourt 13 September 1918 and died of his injuries the next day. Thomas is buried in Duisans British Cemetery near Arras.
Thomas was married with a daughter Kathleen and son John - John was born 1913 in the Golf House. After Thomas died, his wife Mary moved back to her native Ireland.
For more details see Not Just a Name by Roger Bullen, page 152, and Mersea Island Golf Club published by Mersea Museum - Museum Publications.
This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.