William Henry Powell was born at 11, Pontycapel Road ,Cefn-Coed-y-Cymmer, Breconshire on 17th March 1909. His parents were George John Powell and Mary Magdalene (nee Thomas) George and Mary were married in Dowlais, Glamorganshire on 5th January 1908. (Image on FMP) George was a Bachelor, Platelayer, age 21 His father was William James Powell, Labourer Mary was aged 20, her father was Evan Thomas, Roadman. I can't find either of William's parents prior to their marriage, and neither can I find any of them in the 1911 census. On the 1939 census George & Mary are living at Marllwyd Cottage, Abergavenny R.D., Monmouthshire, Wales with 2 of their later children, Albert J b. 1926 and Glenville R born 1929. The latter 2 children have their births registered in the Weobley, Herefordshire district. There are several Powell children with the MMN Thomas born in Weobley but how many belong to this family I have no idea.