William Elmhurst POTTS
(-)
Selina Rebecca LOCHHEAD
(-)
Daniel Morris O'DONNELL
(1844-1921)
Jane RANKIN
(1842-1882)
Frank Forbes POTTS
(1865-1944)
Beatrice Gertrude O'DONNELL
(1874-1947)
Alexander Peter POTTS
(1919-1944)

 

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Alexander Peter POTTS

  • Born: 6 Jul 1919, Leichhardt, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 2
  • Died: 5 Mar 1944, Goodenough Island, Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea 1

  Research Notes:

Named as a beneficiary in his father's Will (1934)

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Roll of Honour: 3

Alexander Peter Potts

Service Number: 402094

Unit: No. 100 Squadron

Service: Royal Australian Air Force

Conflict / Operation: Second World War, 1939-1945

Conflict eligibility date: Second World War, 1939-1947

Date of death: 5 March 1944

Place of death: Goodenough Island, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Papuan Islands, Papua, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea

Cause of death: Aircraft accident

Cemetery or memorial details: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea

Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force

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"POTTS—In proud memory of my dearly loved only son, Flying Officer Peter Potts, also his gallant crew, Fred, Jim, and Geoff, who made the supreme sacrifice on March 5, 1944, at Goodenough Island, S.W.P.A. Reinterred Milne Bay War Memorial." 1

Sources


1 The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 5 March 1945.

2 Australian Government - Department of Veteran Affairs: World War Two Service.

3 Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour.


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