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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Frederic Potts
Also known as: Potts, Frederic Arnold
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 14111
Next of Kin: William Andrew Potts – Father ; Robsart Street, Parkside, S.A.
Biographical notes: Frederic Arnold Potts was born in 1892 to William Andrew Potts and his wife Louisa (nee Bates) who married in Norwood, South Australia in 1886. Reverend William Andrew Potts emigrated from England to South Australia where he played a pioneering role in the establishment of the Adelaide Central Mission. He rose to become President of the Conference in South Australia. Frederic was one of nine children born to the couple; Hubert born at the Moonta Mines in South Australia in 1887; Ethelwyn born in Gumeracha, South Australia in 1889; Gilbert MacDonald born in Guildford in 1890; William Andrew born in Guildford in 1891; Eleanor born in Fremantle in 1893; Louise Stanway born in Fremantle; Frank Ronald born in Fremantle in 1896; and Harry Lincoln. Frederic attended Prince Alfred College in Adelaide. He proceeded from school to study at the School of Mines and Industries winning dux of school and a gold medal in 1907. Frederic was a member of the NT Survey Department prior to enlisting in 1915. He left Darwin on the SS 'Mataram' on 9 May 1915. Frederic returned from the war and married Violet Leone Francis in South Australia on 24 December 1935. They moved to Western Australia where they appear on electoral rolls from 1937. Frederic died, aged 87 years in Perth, Western Australia. He was still registered to vote.
Occupation: Surveyor
Date of Enlistment: 5-Aug-1915
Age at Enlistment: 23
Place of Enlistment: Keswick (S.A.)
Unit: 13th Field Company Engineers, 2nd Reinforcements
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1980
Place of Death: Perth (W.A.)
Service History: Potts’ unit embarked from Sydney on board SS ‘Hawkes Bay’ on 20 April 1916. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant and then later promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 1 June 1918. Potts was wounded on 16 September 1918 and transferred to England from France, dangerously ill with a gunshot wound to the right thigh on 21 September 1918. His brother, Frank Roland (14101) was also wounded in France. Potts returned to Australia on 16 March 1919 and was discharged on 27 June 1919.
Related link: Embarkation Roll
"Territory Soldiers", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 12 May 1921: p.1.
Service Record
Nominal Roll
Family History
"Shipping", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 13 May 1915: p.8.
Unit War Diary
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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