POTTER, William
(Service number 26/1099)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Gardener
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs A. Potter (mother), Society Hopetoun, South Queensferry, Scotland
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 4th Battalion, D Company
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Cycle Corps

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 30 March 1918 Age 29
Place of Death France
Cause Died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial Reference IXA. C. 2.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Blue Cliffs School War Memorial; St Andrews War memorial

Biographical Notes

William Potter was the son of the late Peter and Agnes Potter, of Society, Hopetoun, South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland. Employed by R.H.Rhodes, Bluecliffs


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [3 Jan 2014]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20802308

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John Sutherland, SC branch NZSG

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