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Horse Artillary

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Guest Linda A


I am trying to find out about my Grandfather, John Powell, I know that he served during the Great War in the Horse Artillary and as he lived in Warwick when he joined up I presume it was a local division. He served in the Dardenelles and also in France and at some stage he was awarded 'Silver Spurs', I do not know what this award is or why he was awarded them. He suvived the war.

I would really appreciate any information and/or help that anyone can offer.



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Check out the medal index site for ww1


THis one stands out

Description Medal card of Powell, Isaac John

Corps Regiment No Rank

Royal Horse Artillery 375 Driver

Date 1914-1920

Catalogue reference WO 372/16


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According to Fardale's history of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, 15th Brigade Royal Horse Artillery (RHA) served in the Dardanelles. This comprised "B", "L" and "Y" Batteries. At this time, the batteries had 18-pounder guns, rather than the earlier 13-pounder guns.

15th Brigade RHA formed up in Leamington in January 1915, though "B" and "Y" Batteries had been serving in India and "L" Battery had been reformed in St Johns Wood after its mauling in the Battle of Nèry in 1914.


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