Edward George Povey, Private CH/18535, Chatham Bn. R.N. Div, Royal Marine Light Infantry
Died 12th July 1915 at Gallipoli, aged 18
Son of Mrs. Jane M. Povey, of 157, Eastcourt Rd., Fulham, London.
Private Povey’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 13 August 1915:
INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL OLD BOY KILLED IN ACTION – News has been received at the Macclesfield Industrial School that Edward Povey, an old boy of the School, was killed in action while serving on H.M.S. “Victory” in the Dardanelles on July 12th. Povey, who was a London lad, was admitted to the institution in December 1909 and left in 1912. He was 18 years of age and wrote to the school while on active service in November last.
Private Edward Povey is buried in grave ref. II. D. 4. of Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. At the request of his mother, the inscription “GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN” was added to his headstone. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Edward Povey, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
In Macclesfield, Private Edward Povey is commemorated on the Macclesfield Industrial School war memorial.