John Beresford Powell ( 1897-1976)

Royal Artillery Journal vol LIV Royal Artillery Institution 1927-1928
This media belongs to: Royal Artillery Museum

Following a 4-year project funded by a LIBOR grant from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Army Museums Ogilby Trust (AMOT) is excited to launch The Ogilby Muster (TOM). TOM is an online platform which gives users access to First World War archives held in Regimental Museums across the UK.

With over 75 participating collections, and more set to join in 2022, TOM will eventually hold over 2 million items including some never-before-seen material. Covering the period 1900 to 1929, the platform contains documents, photographs, letters, diaries and more, all related to the British Army and the men and women who served. Launching during Remembrance month, TOM has preserved the experiences and memories of those who served in the First World War for future generations.

Army Museums, Ogilby Trust

The first thing I tend to do when something like this appears is search for ‘Aldbourne’. Three records pop up, including an entry relating to Aldbourne Road in Coventry. (One day I will research why that road carries the village name!).

Photo courtesy of Meg Duckworth – John Beresford Powell fourth from left (holding crop)

See also https://aldbournearchive.wordpress.com/2021/11/04/charles-edward-westall-1886-1917/ Another Aldbourne connection discovered in The Ogilby Muster (TOM).

See also – Aldbourne Heritage Centre past displays (2015):

I’d just like to add an acknowledgement in fond recollection of the late Willie Lawson, a fount of racing knowledge and all round good bloke!

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