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James Gordon POTTENGER

Regimental number1653
Place of birthTallygaroopna Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMarion Vale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Pottenger, Marion Vale, Victoria
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 December 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 18), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
128
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary POTTENGER, 20 Soboroam, Street, Shepparton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1654 Pte Harold Eddy POTTENGER, 38th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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