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Henry POTTER

Regimental number12337
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHardware salesman
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 9"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Hariot Elisabeth Shea, 6 Stamford Road, London NE, England
Previous military serviceNil
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Anzac Mounted Division, 1st Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on 8 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Depot Unit of Supply
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Discharge date26 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Sydney, 8 July 1916.

Attached to 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 12 August 1916.

Admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, from ship, 12 August 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 8 September 1916 (bronchitis); to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 9 September 1916; discharged to Details Camp, Moascar, 4 October 1916; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 15 October 1916.

Found guilty, 9 October 1916, of being absent without leave from 1900, 2 October, to 1900, 3 October 1916: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of, Australian Army Service Corps Details, 8 December 1916.

Transferred to Army Service Corps, Anzac Mounted Division, El Arish, 31 January 1917.

Marched out from Depot Unit of Supply and temporarily attached to 3rd Light Horse Brigade Supply Section, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, 2 February 1917.

Transferred to 4th Light Horse Brigade Supply Section, 24 February 1917, and taken on strength, Ferry Post, 26 February 1917.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, Romani, 27 March 1917 (injured knee); discharged to unit, 29 March 1917.

Transferred to 27th Depot Unit of Supply, Deir el Belah, 15 April 1917.

Reverted to Private (from Driver) at own request, 26 June 1917.

Admitted to hospital, Luud, 3 September 1918; transferred to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 September 1918, and then same day to 44th Stationary Hospital; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 7 September 1918 (inflammation connective tissue, arms and legs); to Rest Camp, Port Said, 7 October 1918.

Marched out to Australian Mounted Division, 13 March 1919; marched in to 35th Company ASC, Moascar, 31 March 1919; marched in to 38th Company ASC, 18 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Essex', 15 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 July 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 26 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1955
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium
SourcesNAA: B2455, POTTER Henry

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