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George POTTER

Regimental number108
Place of birthHughenden Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStockman
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bridget Potter, 29 Connors Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O., whilst in charge of a Lewis Gun during the advance on enemy defences EAST of JEANCOURT on morning of 18th September 1918 was noticed for his courage and determination. When his platoon was held up by enemy Machine gun fire he dashed forward to a flank in face of deadly fire from the enemy and silenced their guns, thereby allowing his platoon to continue the advance. Again, whilst advancing, he rushed forward firing his Lewis gun from the hip, and inflicted heavy casualties on the retiring enemy. By his capable handling of his gun, initiative and bravery, he set a magnificent example and is worthy of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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