|Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment||31969|
|North Staffordshire Regiment||40699||8th Battalion|
Photo Lea Mills postcard
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.
1901: Moorside Cromford
|Ann Elizabeth||Potter||Head (wdw)||41||Charwoman||Bonsall|
|Ann Elizabeth||Potter||Head (wdw)||51||Bonsall|
|Charles||Potter||son||15||Hosiery frame mender||Cromford|