Powell, Thomas 'Tom' James 12.oct.1897-29.jan.1965 Wales, Tredegar - Cardiff
bandmaster, 20.aug.1912 drummer in the band at the funeral of William Booth founder of the Salvation Army, studied at the Royal Marines School of Music in Portsmouth and the Royal Navy School of Music in Eastney, 1920 appointed bandmaster of the Melingriffith Works Band, later bandmaster of the National Brass Band of Wales and the Cory Brothers Workmen's Band in Cardiff, he died while conducting the Cory Band in a live BBC broadcast in Cardiff while residing in Whitchurch Melingriffith near Cardiff ; son of coalminer Edgar Powell (Herefordshire, Grosmont 1873-13.may.1954 Tredegar Bedwellty) and Sarah Anne Sayer (Wales, Gladestry 1877-31.jan.1944 Tredegar Bedwellty) ; 26.dec.1919 in Henley-on-Thames he married Mary Catherine Stratford (Oxfordshire, Upper Assenden 26.sep.1894-18.jan.1968 Whitchurch)

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Margam Abbey. March. Brass band
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