Private Ernest E Potter

06 Jun 1944

Ernest Edward Potter was the son of James and Margaret Potter, of Edge Hill, Liverpool, he enlisted in The Prince of Wales’ Volunteers and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Potter successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 72 from 12 to 25 July 1943 and was posted to 13th (2/4th Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment and took part in operation Overlord (Normandy).

Pte Potter was killed in action on 6 June 1944, age 21, and was given a field burial on the bank of the river Orne, and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 23 July 1945.

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By Rod Gibson

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