POWELL Reginald Baden

Name Reginald Baden POWELL
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1906
Died 1964
Birth/ Baptism Born 25 December 1906, Deloraine
Parents Charles and Eliza Powell (formerly Carr)
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
87 St John Street, Launceston
59 Brisbane Street, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse 16 June 1930, Cimitiere Street Baptist Church, Launceston, to Ada Linda Smith (d. 26 October 1956).

Date unknown: to Ethel Christina Powell.

Other Approx. 1920s – 1930s: Watchmaker, Queenstown.

4 February 1946: Opened business, 87 St John Street, Launceston (Modern Watch Repair Service), and later moved to 59 Brisbane Street near the Princess Theatre.

October 1952: Reginald suffered superficial burns on his neck and arm when his repair shop caught alight. A spark from a vacuum cleaner set spilled cleaning fluid alight, causing the fire. Many watches and clocks were damaged.

Apprentice: Nephew, Cliff Taylor.

Horological Guild of Australasia, Tasmanian branch:
Member and Treasurer.

Retail Jewellers’ Association:
Member, President, and appointed a life member at the Retail Jeweller’s Conference in September 1962.

Watchmakers’ Wages Board member.

Winston Morley purchased Reg Powell’s business.

Death 19 March 1964, Launceston
The Australian Watchmaker, August 1962, September 1962, November 1962.
TAHO: AD960/1/98 1965.
Web: Ancestry: Electoral Rolls Tasmania 1928-1937; City of Launceston, Carr Villa Cemetery 1956 [Ada Linda Powell], 1964.
Advocate 3 July 1930; The Examiner (Launceston) 2 February 1946, 29 March 1947, 26 May 1953, 6 August 1953; Saturday Evening Express 4 February 1946; The Mercury (Hobart) 20 October 1952.