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Frank Hales POTTER

Regimental number153
Date of birth16 May 1890
Place of birthWodonga, Victoria
SchoolBairnsdale College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J C Potter, Bank of New South Wales, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Machine Gun Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 10th Machine Gun Company
Promotion date: 12 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Melbourne branch, 21 January 1908. transferred to Richmond, Victoria, branch, April 1908; to Hay branch, February 1910 (appointed ledger keeper, January 1911); to Jerilderie branch (prmoted teller, October 1912).
FateDied of wounds 3 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot IV, Row L, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Fanny POTTER, Bank of New South Wales, Bairnsdale, Victoria. Native of Wodonga, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: [1670] 2nd Lt Robert POTTER, 6th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 13 October 1917; died of wounds, 3 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 321.

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