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Thomas Allen POTTER

Regimental number702
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
AddressWarracknabeal, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Potter, Attleborough, Norfolk, England
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6691
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollArmy Provost Corps
FateDischarged 5 October 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the period 23/28th October 1917, near ZONNEBEKE, East of YPRES, L/Cpl. POTTER was in charge of a squad of stretcher bearers. During the whole period he displayed the utmost gallantry, and on two occasions when it was impossible to get through the barrage with a squad of bearers, he went out and single handed brought in wounded men. When his squad became too exhausted to carry on, he still remained on duty, dressing the wounded in the open and afterwards carrying several to safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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