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John POTTS

Regimental number1161
Place of birthBoston, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGardener
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Trevor, Swines Head, Lincolnshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameStationary Hospital 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/70/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date6 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kenilworh Castle', 12 March 1918; disembarked, Melbourne, 22 Masy 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit: wounded, gun shot wound, right thigh, femur), Adelaide, 6 June 1918.

War service: 3 years 254 days (of which 3 years 177 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 June 1975
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, POTTS John

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