Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury newspaper – 1918.

Born: 1884, St. Mary’s Elms, Ipswich.

Died: 11th April 1917; age 33; KiA.

Residence:  31, Handford Cut, Ipswich.

Occupation: with Mr. Deaves, a Horse Dealer.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: L/20340

Regiment: Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.



Memorial Reference:

Bay 7,

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Lily Maud Potter, of 11, Gibbons Street, Ipswich.




1891   31, Mount Street, Ipswich.


Daniel was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George Thomas Potter, 28, a Blacksmith, born Ipswich.

Amy Maria Potter (nee Butcher), 29, born Ipswich.

Florence Louisa Potter, 8, born Ipswich.

Caroline Sarah Potter, 4, born Ipswich.

Maud Amy Potter, 3, born Ipswich.

George Thomas Potter, 1, born Ipswich.


1901   40, Elliott Street, Ipswich.


Daniel was 16 years old, an Agricultural Builder’s Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

George, 39.

Amy, 38.

Florence, 18, a Fancy Box Maker.

Caroline, 14, a Fancy Box Maker.

Maud, 12.

George, 11.

May Blanche Potter, 8, born Ipswich.

1 boarder.


1911   31, Handford Cut, Ipswich.


Daniel was 26 years old, a General Labourer. He was married and head of the household.

Maude, 25.

Dorothy, 6.

William, 3.

Jessie, 5 months.


In 1906, Ipswich, Daniel married, Lily Maude Coleman, born April 1885, Ipswich – daughter of Albert Walter Coleman, a bricklayer, and Emily Martha Coleman (nee Whitmore), of Gibbons Street, Ipswich.


Lily and Daniel had four children:

Dorothy Olive May Coleman Potter, born December 1904, Ipswich.

William George Potter, born June 1908, Ipswich.

Jessie Edith Potter, born October 1910, Ipswich.

Phyllis O. Potter, born April 1913, Ipswich – died 1914, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Lily M. Potter – widow.


Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment, 4th Battalion

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