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  • Photograph was published on 2nd July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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Nottingham
Frank Potter was born in 1882 in Nottingham and was the son of William a framework knitter and Alice Potter née Smith of 4 Thoresby Street Sneinton Nottingham. His father William was born in 1858 in Nottingham and his mother Alice Smith was also born in 1858 in Carlton, they were married in 1875 in Nottingham and went on to have 11 children sadly 1 one died in infancy, their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were :- William b1877, Harriett b1878, Arthur b1880, Frank b1882, Herbert b1883, Ada b1885, Maud b1891, Harold b1892, Mabel Hilda b1898 and Walter b1903. In the 1911 census the family are living at 4 Thoresby Street, Nottingham and are shown as William 53 yrs a framework knitter, he is living with his wife Alice 53 yrs and their children Arthur 31 yrs a postman, Frank 29 yrs a box cleaner on the railways, Harold a carriage repairer on the railways, Mabel Hilda 13 yrs a scholar and Walter 9 yrs a scholar.
He was a box cleaner on the railways in 1911.
05 Nov 1914
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107733 - CWGC Website
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Nottingham
Rifleman
1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Boer War veteran, Rifleman Frank Potter, enlisted in Derby and served with the 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He landed in France on 13th August 1914 and he died of wounds on 5th November 1914. Buried in Kortrijk (St. Jan) Communal Cemetery, where he is commemorated by a special memorial,
In memoriam published 5th November 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “POTTER. – In affectionate remembrance of Frank Potter, 1st King's Royal Rifles, died of wounds in Courtrai November 5th, 1914. – From mother, father, sisters, and brothers.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918. His brother Harold Potter also served during the 'Great War' he enlisted on 5th June 1915 giving his age as 23 yrs and 185 days and his address as 112 Sneinton Road, Nottingham. He served with the Somerset Light Infantry landing in France on 30th December 1915. He was wounded , a gun shot wound on 29th August 1916 and was returned to England for treatment. He later returned to the Western Front and eventually transferred to the Labour Corps, he was demobilised from the Army on 20th March 1919.
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  • Photograph was published on 2nd July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
    Frank Potter - Photograph was published on 2nd July 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.