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Frederick Thomas Potts was born in 1887 and was the son of Thomas a general labourer and Jane Layborne Potts of 6 Carlton Street, Netherfield Thomas was born about 1860 in Nottingham, and Jane was born about 1866 in Acton, London. They were married in Nottingham in 1883 (Jul/Aug/Sep) and had at least eight children; Harriet Grace/Grace Harriet (b. 6 December 1883), Frederick Thomas (b. abt 1886), Ralph (b. 24 September 1891), William Edward (b. 1893), George Samuel (b. 7 December 1894), Robert (b. 30 April 1897), Alban Philip (b. 8 May 1900) and Doris (b. abt 1903). In 1891 Thomas (32) and Jane (24) were living in Sneinton with their two children, Harriet (7) and Frederick (4). Thomas was a general labourer and Jane a cotton cleaner. By 1901 they were living at 2 South Street, Sneinton, and six children were at home on the night of the census; Harriet, Frederick, Ralph (9), William (7), George (6), Robert (3) and Alban (10 months). Frederick Thomas, married Florence (Florrie) Saddington on 7 March 1909 at Nottingham General Baptist Chapel. Their daughter, Dora, was born on 29 December 1909. In the 1911 census Frederick Thomas is living at 5 Hooten Terrace, Castle Street, Sneinton he is shown as being 24 yrs a butchers labourer, he is living with his wife Florence 24 yrs and their daughter Dora Emma 1 yr. Following his death Florence went to live at 8 Wool Alley, Barker Gate, Nottingham she was to receive a pension of 15 shillings a week in respect of her and her daughter with effect from 13th November 1915.
He was a general labourer and a butchers labourer
04 May 1915
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5 Hooten Terrace Castle Street, Sneinton
Lance Corporal
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Corporal Frederick Thomas Potts enlisted on 30th January 1904 he gave his age as 18 yrs and 11 months, he occupation was that of a box maker and he was a Wesleyan. He served with the 2nd battalion Sherwood Foresters and was mobilised for war on 5th August 1914, was promoted to Lance Corporal on 4th September 1914. He landed in France on 10th October 1914 and was killed in action on 4th May 1915 whilst attached to the 1st battalion Sherwood Foresters. He is buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France grave reference I.D.46
His brother Ralph Potts served in the Royal Navy, he died during the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916.
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