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Power, Michael John (6064)

Place of Birth: Carlton, VIC

Age: 24 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 11 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 6064            view online service record

21 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
James Power (father)
21 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 28 July 1916
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion – 19th Reinforcements

KIA: Tuesday, 2 January 1917
Place: France

Private, 37 Infantry, Killed in Action 2 January 1917, France, aged 25, commemorated Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France.

Father: James POWER, born Carlton. A 24-year-old tobacco worker when he enlisted with his father at 21 Ross Street. No circular returned.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

1917 ‘Pte. Michael Power Killed.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 3 February, p. 2. , viewed 30 Dec 2016,


1917 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 17 February, p. 3. , viewed 08 Feb 2017,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 28, 2017 10.40 am 0Likes

    “I know that a man names Power (37th) was killed about 2nd January at the Eouplines Sector, near Armentieres while he was bringing up tea from the cook house to the front line. He was with L. E. Ayres (37th) and George Boon (37th). The three were standing together in the open, and were strapping their Dixies on their shoulders when a shell burst, and they all three were killed absolutely instantaneously. They were all buried at Erquinhem nar Armentieres where there is a big cemetery … Description:- Little, short, thick-set man, rather like L. E. Ayres” (Informant:- Pte, John Charles Beattie, 729, 37th A.I.F. A. Coy.)

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