The Men

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T W Y

POTTER, JAMES WILLIAM

Rank:
Service No:
Date of Death:
Age:
Regiment/Service:

Awards:
Grave Reference:

Rank:
Service No:
Date of Death:
Age:
Regiment/Service:
Awards:
Grave Reference:

Lance corporal
14557274
17/09/1944
19
Devonshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
M M
II. A. 12.

Additional Information:
Son of Joseph James Potter and Florence Jane Potter.

James William Potter served with the 2nd Battalion Devons. On the 17th of September 1944 his unit was part of an operation called “Market Garden”.  The Devons were clearing the flanks for the Irish Guards during their race to reach Arnhem. Next to the road from Lommel, Belgium, toward Valkenswaard, James Potter was killed.

More info in the book “De weg naar Valkenswaard”.

Citation for James William Potter his Military Medal.

Original gravesite along the road from Belgium towards Valkenswaard.