Powell, Uri

Regimental Number: 63726
Rank: Lieutenant
Branch: 4th Battalion

Uri was born in Buckinghamshire, England on April 17, 1889. In 1910 he sailed to Canada; he worked in Edmonton until 1911, when he was asked by Alex MacDonald to help him bring his three teams to the South Peace. Uri came and filed on a homestead at NW 22-72-8-W6 for himself. In November of 1914, he enlisted in the Canadian Army. Uri was awarded the Military Medal in August of 1916. On September 16, 1917, he received gunshot wounds to his left arm at Lens. The wounds were not severe enough to make him permanently unfit for duty, but it did have long term effects. Uri also suffered from a gunshot wound to his back in September of 1918. He came back to his homestead in April of 1919 with his war bride; his wife suddenly died in 1924. In June of 1926, Uri married Ella Richards. They had five children. Uri died on October 3, 1968.

Sources: Centennial Celebration Edson Trail p. 119; La Glace p. 170-171; Pioneers of the Peace p. 195-196; see newspaper database for additional clippings