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John Kirker Potts

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  • Service number
    • 8597 AWMM
    • 8592 AWMM
    • 10/1142 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • Pre WW1 Private AWMM
      New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 10th Contingent AWMM
    • WW1 Private AWMM
      Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Kirker AWMM
  • Surname
    Potts AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 8597 AWMM
    • 8592 AWMM
    • 10/1142 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    17 February 1880 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Place of birth
    Thames, Coromandel District, Waikato, New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • South Africa Miner AWMM
    • WW1 Bridge Labourer, New Zealand Railways AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 08 Apr 1902 Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 03 Sep 1914 Railway, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • William Henry Potts (father), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • William Henry Potts (father), Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM
    • Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • South African War, 1899-1902 AWMM
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • South Africa AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 8597 AWMM
    • 8592 AWMM
    • 10/1142 AWMM
  • Military service
    Thames No 1 Rifles, 6 years AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Queen's South Africa Medal (South Africa 1902 clasp) AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • South Africa 8 April 1902 AWMM
      Trentham, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 3 September 1914 AWMM
      Awapuni, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    • South Africa 24 AWMM
    • WW1 34 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW1 16 Oct 1914-3 December 1914 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM HMNZT 7 or HMNZT 10 AWMM
      Vessel was Arawa or Limerick AWMM
      Private AWMM
      10th Contingent, 1st AWMM
      10th Contingent AWMM
    • South Africa Private AWMM
      Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM
      2nd Reinforcements AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      164 pounds AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      fair AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light brown AWMM
    • Tattoos, Unknown Period AWMM
      tattoos - bull dog, flag left upper arm; tattoo right forearm AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, South Africa AWMM
      Auckland August 1902, cough, nausea, gastro as a result of service in South Africa AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 11" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      164 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • Pre WW1 Private AWMM
      New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 10th Contingent AWMM
    • WW1 Private AWMM
      Wellington Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of William Henry and Jane Potts, of Thames.

    Served 127 days during the South African War

    Embarked for Dardanelles 12 April 1915

    Reported missing 8 August 1915; Board of Enquiry January 1916.

    Listed incorrectly at Archives New Zealand with service number 8592 (November 2011)

    Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
    Reported missing, 8 August 1915.

    Parents: William Henry and Jane Potts, Thames AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    37 AWMM
  • Date of death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Death notes
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland Railway Station, Te Taou Crescent, Auckland 1010. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
  • Memorial reference
    • Panel 22 AWMM
  • Obituary

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