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Leopold Arthur POTTER

Regimental number9
Place of birthKentish Town, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
AddressCelia Street, Grove Estate, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lizzie Potter, Celia Street, Grove Estate, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years with the Royal Field Artillery, British Army (time expired); 3 years with the Australian Field Artillery (discharged owing to civil employment).
Enlistment date19 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 21 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3667
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt

Discharged medically unfit, and returned to Australia.

Re-enlisted as No. 3667 Private, and embarked from Bisbane, 16 August 1916, on board HMAT A42 'Boorara', with the 31st Bn, 8th Reinforcement.

Served on the Western Front.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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