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Norman Rhead Potts


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I am after as much info as poss. on the above 2nd Lieutenant of the 9th pioneer Btn. who was K.I.A. 19/7/1917. Anything would be much appreciated.

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Birth registered Q4/1891, Stoke on Trent, Volume 6b, page 237

Son of James and Julia Ann Potts, 1901 census shows them living at 140 Victoria Road, Fenton. Also there are Norman’s siblings William James Potts (16) and Laura Rheade Potts (11)

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Thats great Stephen has anyone got any more info please.

The Battalion war diary for that day reads;

"Camp shelled at night. Only one direct hit into camp.

CAPT. M.W. LISTER, 2 Lt. E. HOLLAND and 2 Lt. N.R, POTTS killed.

2 Lt. H.F. HOLDEN wounded. 3 O.R. wounded.

Road Coy. did good work and some slabbing & corduory work was effected.

Tramway Coy. layed 150 yds. rail

Coys. on trench work failed to work owing to a raid executed by Division."

Roy

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Thank you Roy and Terry. I have just got his death plaque and with everyones help I can complete the whole story. Again many thanks to those who have helped. I have someone going to the N/A to copy his file Terry.

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more info has came to light on this officer. It seems that he passed out in Durham as a lay person or as a padre but didn't join up as a padre by the looks of it by his rank being that padres were commissioned straight in as a captain or a major.

Do any members have any photos of where he would have studied please.

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Here is the GAzetting of his Commission:

LG 9-7-1915

The undermentioned Cadets and ex-Cadets of the Officers Training Corps to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Dated 8th July, 1915: —

Norman Rhead Potts.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...;selHonourType=

Steve.

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Also:

LG 26-9-1916

Training Reserve.

The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts., from S. Staff. R., to be temp. Lts.: —

1 Sept. 1916.

N. R. Potts, whilst empld. as Bombing Offr.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...;selHonourType=

LG 13-8-1917

War Office,

13th August, 1917.

REGULAR FORCES.

The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.), unless otherwise stated, are transferred to Serv. Bns., with seniority shown against their names : —

INFANTRY.

S. Staff. R.—

N. R. Potts. 8 July 1915.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...;selHonourType=

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