16530 Private William Henry Potter


Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916 


Born in Berry Pomeroy Devon in 1896.

His parents were Henry Potter(1866-1949) and Fanny Ann Tremlett(1861-1911).

William had a brother John Tremlett(1892-1938) and a sister Thirza(1895-06/01/1965).

In the 1901 census the family were recorded as living at Weston Cottage, Berry Pomeroy, Devon. Henry Potter was a carpenter on a farm.

In the 1911 census,the family had moved to

Gatcombe Mill, Littlehampton, Devon.  Henry was now a farmer and William was working as a domestic gardener. 

He enlisted in Newton Abbot, Devon and was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

No record of the medals he was awarded can be found.

His death was announced in the 

Western Times - Saturday 22 July 1916 edition;

"Pte William Henry Potter son of Mr Potter of

Gatcombe Totnes who was in the Devonshire Regiment has been killed in action. He was 20 years of age".