Alexander Potter

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 6863
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 31/10/1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Auchonvillers Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II. E. 51.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 49 Victoria Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Watson & Philip, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Maggie Potter, 49 Victoria Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    James, born 09.03.1915 & Peggie, born 18.02.1917

More about Alexander Potter

Alexander Potter   6863   Black Watch


Another Dundee member of the Black Watch has been killed in action.

Mrs Potter, who resides with her parents at 27 Victoria Road, Dundee, has received intimation that her husband, Sergeant Alexander Potter, was killed on 31st October by the explosion of a shell over the post where he was in charge.

Sergeant Potter was in civil life employed by Messrs Watson & Philip, produce brokers, Dundee.  He was 24 years of age, and enlisted twenty months ago.  He had been on active service since June.

Dundee Courier 9th November 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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