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William Gladstone POTTER

Regimental number1766
Place of birthStawell Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGreen's Creek, via Stawell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, John Potter, Green's Creek, via Stawell, Victoria
Enlistment date3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations North East of BELLICOURT between 29th September and 1st October 1918. Throughout the operation these two Stretcher Bearers [POTTER and 2931 W.F. MASON] continually carried out wounded under intense Machine Gun and shell fire, taking many cases out in broad daylight from within 200 to 400 yards of the enemy line. They carried out all wounded men irrespective of Unit and when unable to obtain stretchers made use of ground sheets.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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