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James Craib POTTS

Regimental number4851
OccupationBoiler maker
AddressIrish Harp Road, Enfield, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Potts, Irish Harp Road, Enfield, South Australia
Enlistment date1 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During 3rd and 4th September, 1916, near MOUQUET FARM, this man unhesistantly carried many messages between Company and Battalion Headquarters, working over badly damaged communication trenches under heavy shell fire. Towards the end, though worked to a point of exhaustion, he bravely stuck to his task until the Battalion was relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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