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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Potter, Joseph Henry (4950)

Place of Birth: Bairnsdale, VIC

Age: 33 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 16 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4950 view online service record

8 Gibbons Street
Richmond, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mary Ann Johnstone (mother)
Ingham, QLD

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 7 March 1916
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 15th Reinforcements

KIA: Monday, 27 November 1916
Place: France

Private, 60 Infantry, killed in action 27 November, 1916, France, aged 34, commemorated Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France

4950 (Parents: Joseph POTTER (late) and Mary Jane JOHNSTONE (previously POTTER), born Bairnsdale, educated Port Melbourne SS (Nott Street?). A 33-year-old labourer who enlisted from Richmond with his re-married mother in Queensland, circular returned from Townsville listed Port Melbourne as primary place of association)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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