Albert Victor Potter

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
 —  Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 1st Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Lijssenthoek, Remy Siding Casualty Clearing Stations, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)


Nine Elms British Cemetery
Parcelle: IX
Rangée: C
Tombe: 6

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

Potter Albert Victor was a private of the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), part of the 24th Brigade, 8th Division. On the 17th of November 1917 the Sherwood Foresters moved by rail and road to Brandhoek, and from the 19th on to Wieltje, going almost immediately from there up to the front line as supporting battalion in the sector just north of Passchendaele (B-company: V30.c.9.3, D-company: V30.d.2.8). On the following day the Battalion was holding the line and was subjected to very heavy shelling, which caused approximately 90 casualties. Probably, Albert was one of them. He wasn’t killed by the shelling, but severely wounded. He was taken to the 3rd Australian or 44th Casualty Clearing Station on the west of Poperinge where he died of his wounds on 24 November 1917.

Sources 2

24 Infantry Brigade: 1 Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire), (The National Archives, KEW (TNA) , WO 95/1721/3).
Sources utilisées
Wylly H.C., The 1st and 2nd Battalions the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) in the Great War,, ( Aldershot, Gale & Polden, s.d., 2004).
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