George Alfred Potts

First nameGeorge
Birth TownSalt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
Resided TownMaidstone, Kent.
Date of Death28/06/1915
FateKilled in Action
RankLance Corporal
Service Number10605
Duty LocationGallipoli
Campaign Medals
  • 1914/15 Star
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
ServiceBritish Army
RegimentWorcestershire Regiment
Battalion4th Battalion
  • Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
  • Helles Memorial Panel 104 to 113

The family moved to Kent soon after George’s birth, as the rest of the family were born there. George was the son of George and Clara Potts. George Potts was born 1890 in Salt Lake City, Utah,USA His parents George and Clara were converted to the Mormon Faith as were many of the family by the evangelist J D McAlister. We do not know why but George and Clara returned to England prior to the 1901 census. In 1901 the family lived at 11 Hartnup Street and the family still lived there in 1911 when George was with his Regiment in India, aged 23. The family were quite poor and their son George joined the Army in 1907. George enlisted in Maidstone. For a young man it would have meant three square meals, travel and an escape from poverty. His regiment the 4th Battalion Worcestershire were sent to Gallipoli in 1915. Sadly he lost his life during the attack on Gully Ravine, 28th of June. He was one of 21,000 lost during this campaign.