Born: 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 27th October 1914; age 21; KiA.

Residence: 9, Priory Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Shop Assistant.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 12th December 1911.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th September 1914.


Rank: Lance Corporal: Service Number: 9759.

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 4,

Ploegsteert Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Only son of William & Catherine Gertrude Mary Potter, of 9, Priory Street, Ipswich, and grandson of George and Hannah Garrard, of Charlton, Kent (formerly of Ipswich).




1901   Priory Street, Ipswich.


William was 8 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

William Potter, 34, a Salesman – Mineral Water, born Debenham, Suffolk.

Catherine Gertrude Mary Potter (nee Garrard), 33, born Ipswich.

Dora Gertrude Marian Potter, 9, born Ipswich.

Gladys Nora Patty Potter, 6, born Ipswich.


1911   1st Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Dragoon Guards, Wellington Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.

William was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Private in the Queen’s Bays, 2nd Dragoon Guards.


Soldiers’ Effects to Catherine Gertrude Mary Potter – mother.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich.


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East Yorkshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

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