Saturday 24 September 2011

Private William Charles Potter

Born on 5 September 1892 in Liverpool, England - son of Mrs. Hannah Collinson, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as dry goods clerk; single; currently a member of the 59th Regiment's canal patrol; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Morrisburg, Ontario, on 3 March 1915 (number 410936) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 5 November 1917.

(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)

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