Edward Wilfred POTTER

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POTTER, Edward Wilfred

Service Number: 3738
Enlisted: 21 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Yongala, South Australia, 7 March 1891
Home Town: Yongala, South Australia
Schooling: Yongala Public School
Occupation: Mason
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 3 September 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Yongala Roll of Honour, Yongala War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3738, 12th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3738, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3738, 12th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
3 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3738, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography

The four brothers POTTER, Thomas, Edward, Ralph, and Frank, enlisted within weeks of each other in 1915 and were issued sequential serial numbers.

3738 Pte. Edward Wilfred POTTER 52nd Inf. Batt. - Killed in Action 03 Sep 1916 Mouquet Farm, France. Aged 25

3739 Pte. Thomas James Albert POTTER (/explore/people/291228) 52nd Inf. Batt. - Killed in Action 04 Sep 1916 Mouquet Farm, France. Aged 31

3740 Pte. Hurtle Francis Constable POTTER (/explore/people/303737) 52nd Inf. Batt. - Killed in Action 03 Sep 1916, Mouquet Farm, France. Aged 22

3741 Pte. Ralph Victor POTTER (/explore/people/327393) 52nd Inf. Batt. - Survived the Great War and lived to the age of 68.

 

"THE LATE PRIVATE E. W. POTTER.

Mr. and Mrs. B. Potter, of Yongala, have been notified that their fourth son, Private E. W. Potter, was killed in action between September 3 and 5. He was born in the Yongala district 25 years ago, and with three brothers enlisted in September of last year and embarked on December 2. He was well known as a football, cricket, and tennis player and was highly esteemed. As a member of the Terowie Football Club he won a medal, presented by Dr. Goode, for the most unselfish player. Mr. and Mrs. Potter's third son. Private A. T. Potter, is reported as missing. Like his brother, he is a cricket, football, and tennis enthusiast. He is also a member of the brass band and is highly esteemed." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 14 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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