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John Kirker Potts

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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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 February 1880 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra ThamesCoromandel District Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 8 April 1902 AWMM Thames, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 3 September 1914 AWMM Railway, Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • 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 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • South Africa AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 8597 AWMM
    • 8592 AWMM
    • 10/1142 AWMM
  • Military service
    Thames No 1 Rifles, 6 years AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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

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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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • 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

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 589 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM