Sunday 25 September 2011

Private William Isaac Mansel Potter

Born on 18 September 1895 in Millbridge, Ontario - son of Mrs. James Harris, Bannockburn, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Millbridge, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Madoc, Ontario, on 5 February 1916 (number 636570) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 29 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 September 1917 - wounded on 26 April 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 29 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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