Friday 23 September 2011

Private George Edward Potter

Born on 12 February 1895 in Herbert, Saskatchewan - son of Walter S. and Matilda S., Herbert, Saskatchewan - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Warren, Manitoba; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 11 July 1916 (number 261639) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 May 1917 - killed in action on 2 February 1918 - buried in Sucrecie Cemetery (grave III.C.4), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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