11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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.
A.I.F. Burial Ground is 2 Kms north of the village of Flers, in the Department of the Somme. Travel south-west of Bapaume on the D929 in the direction of Albert for 6 Kms to the village of Le Sars. Turn left eastwards on the D11 in the direction of Geudecourt for 3.5 Kms to the D74/D197 junction. Continue along the D74 in the direction of Geudecourt for 500 metres when a CWGC signpost will be seen indicating the A.I.F. Burial Ground along a track to the right.