WILLIAM GEORGE POTTER

Born: 5th August 1922, Ipswich.

Died: 25th December 1943; age: 21; MPK.

Rank: Assistant Steward; Service Number: LT/LX 28289.

Regiment: Royal Naval Patrol Service, H.M. Trawler ‘Kingston Beryl’

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 13, Column 2.

Lowestoft Naval Memorial,

Lowestoft,

Suffolk.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George William & Alice Maud Potter, of Ipswich.

 

Father: George William Potter.

Mother: Alice Maud Potter (nee Smith).

 

25th December 1943

 

H.M. Trawler ‘Kingston Beryl’ was built by Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley). Launched:12nd October 1928. Requisitioned by the Admiralty as an anti submarine vessel: 26th August 1939. On Christmas Day (T.Sub.Lt. Alan William John Baker, RNVR) whilst on convoy escort duty off Skeryvore, Isle of Islay, she struck two British mines which had broken free and sank swiftly with the loss of 27 crew.

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