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16240   Private James Alexander Potter
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Dated added: 07/02/2017   Last updated: 08/02/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
James Alexander Potter was the son of Robert and Margaret E Potter. James was born in Caledon, Tyrone about 1889. The family moved to Belfast. His father was a carpenter. James Potter enlisted in Belfast. Private James Alexander Potter was serving with in C Company in the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
Further Information
James Alexander Potter was the son of Robert and Margaret E Potter. James was born in Caledon, Tyrone about 1889.
Known family: Robert Potter, Margaret E Potter, Robert J Potter (born about 1884?), James Alexander Potter (born about 1892)
The 1901 census lists James as age 9, living with the family at house 26 in Albion Street, St George's Ward, Belfast. His father was a carpenter.
James Potter enlisted in Belfast.
Private James Alexander Potter was serving with in C Company in the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
Private James Potter is buried in the A.I.F. Burial Ground, two kilometres north of the village of Flers in the Department of the Somme.
The CWGC record Private James Alexander Potter as the son of Robert and Maggie E Potter of 81, Snugville Street, Belfast.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Caledon area Caledon Born in Caledon area 54.352834 -6.838062
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1 1901 Census lists Potter family Lists James as age 9, living with the family at house 26 in Albion Street, St George's Ward, Belfast, Antrim
2 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of Private James Alexander Potter
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private James Alexander Potter's gravestone can be purchased here
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