Second Lieutenant Henry Richard Power

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Date published: 05/10/1917
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 22/08/1917
Cemetery: Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, Nord, France
Plot: I. A. 7.
Information: Second Lieutenant Henry Richard Power, R.F.C., was killed in aerial combat over the North Sea on August 22nd, 1917. He was the younger son of the late James Power and Mrs. Power, Ballydavid House, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, and was educated at Pocklington School, Yorkshire, from which he entered Trinity College, Dublin. Shortly after the declaration of war he received his commission in the Royal Irish Rifles (Special Reserve), and on completing his training he went out to France. He remained with his regiment until January, 1917, when he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. In this capacity he did very good service. Lieut. Power was a noted athlete and was one of the most promising jumpers seen in Ireland in recent years. At the last University sports he cleared five feet nine and a half inches.