William Potter

Private

Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment 31969  
North Staffordshire Regiment 40699 8th Battalion

Photo Lea Mills postcard

William Potter in WW1

Notes
William Potter lived in Cromford and worked in the Factory of Lea Mills. He left for military service on 29th October 1915. He served in C Coy, 9th Platoon, 8th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. He went with the British Expeditionary Force to France and he received groceries and hosiery from the Company in December 1916, groceries in August 1917, hosiery in December 1917 and groceries in September 1918. There is little evidence of his military service and no acknowledgement of the parcels received but he did return to Lea Mills after the Armistice.

Medal Index Card
He was awarded the British War and Victory medals
40699 Pte Potter William 31969 Notts & Derby, 40699 8/NStaff R.


CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Moorside Cromford

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Ann Elizabeth Potter Head (wdw) 41 Charwoman Bonsall
Ellen Potter daughter 10   Cromford
John Potter son 7   Cromford
Charles Potter son 5   Cromford
William Potter son 2 School Cromford

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1911: Cromford

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Ann Elizabeth Potter Head (wdw) 51   Bonsall
Ellen Potter daughter 20 Hosiery trimmer Cromford
Charles Potter son 15 Hosiery frame mender Cromford
William Potter son 12 School Cromford

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