(Civilian) Ernest William Powell1939-1945 War: Civilian War Dead
Died: 24 Mar 1943 Age: 58
Tower: Ashford Society: Kent County Association
CWGC Grave/Memorial: Ashford Urban District --
- Casualty Number: 3113851
- Casualty Details: (Link by permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
He is shown on the CWGC website as Ernest Powell but research has proved his name to be Ernest William Powell.
He worked as the Workshop Foreman at Haywards Garage (Motor Repairers) of New Street, Ashford, Kent, where he died. He was amongst the victims of a German ‘hit-and-run’ attack on the town of Ashford, Kent which was particularly heavy on 24/03/1943. German documentation shows that the “prime target” at Ashford, Kent, on that date was in fact clearly the railway works and goods yards, but numerous other bombs fell at other locations in the town and surrounding area, these included Haywards Garage in New Street, Stanhays Agricultural Engineers Works in Godington Road, and Snashalls Bakery which were all hit with resulting loss of life. In addition to these premises numerous private dwellings and the ‘prime target’ were also bombed.