Potter, J S
JAMES SAMUEL POTTER
Remembered with honour Duisans British Cemetery: Plot VI, Row C, Grave 36.
He enlisted in Watford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 July 1915, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, James’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of James Samuel and Adelaide (nee HICKS) POTTER of Watford.
His parents married 22 September 1881 at St Andrew’s, Enfield, Middx. Adelaide died 1926 in Watford aged 66, and was buried 28 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; James died 1 October 1943 in Watford aged 85, and was buried 6 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
James was born 1893 in Bushey, Herts, and baptised 2 November 1894 at St James’, Bushey. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Harrow Weald, Middx, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 18, he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings.
Date of death26*/08/1917
Age at death24
Place of death
NotesHis brother Edward died 1 July 1916 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)