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Second Lieutenant Henry Potterton


Harrogate Herald - 2nd January 1918

Roll of Honour

Second Lieutenant Henry Potterton (West Yorkshire Regiment) has died in hospital in France from wounds received in action on November 23rd. before the war he was for many years attached to the Leeds Rifles, and he was given a commission in August of this year. He leaves a widow and daughter, who reside at 57 Wellclose Terrace, Leeds. Second Lieutenant Potterton was the second son of the late Mr S Potterton, of Harrogate, painter and decorator, Station Square, and grandson of the late Mr and Mrs T Potterton, West Park House, Harrogate.


Harrogate Herald - 9th January 1918

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We publish today the portrait of Second Lieutenant Henry Potterton, whose death from wounds received in action were announced in our last issue. His wife, daughter of Mrs Clayton, of Wilton House, Devonshire Place, Harrogate, spent twelve days with him prior to his passing away on December 13th. She saw him laid to rest, and then had to return the same day. The late Mrs Robinson's (nee Florrie Potterton) son-in-law, Captain Harold Smith, was in the same attack as the above, and has been missing since November 23rd.

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Killed in Action - Second Lieutenant H Potterton, West Yorks, of Wilton House, Devonshire Place, Harrogate, has died from wounds received in action on November 23rd.


Harrogate Herald - 27th March 1918

W H Breare letter

Driver Alf Clayton, of a signal company, who many of you boys know very well as the son of Mrs Clayton, newsagent, of High Harrogate, was married on Monday at Christ Church to Miss Laurette Marshall, of Huntingdon. Let us wish them every happiness. Clayton came in to see me last Saturday morning. I used to know him when he was a boy. He is a fine, tall, good looking chap now, with an expression on his face that makes friends. He saw Cyril Tyreman not so long ago, who wished to be remembered to all his friends. I send forward the message to you. Tyreman is in Clayton's Division. You will remember that Clayton's brother George was killed July 28th, 1917, and his brother-in-law, Second Lieutenant Henry Potterton, on December 13th. Potterton was a son of the late Mr Sam Potterton, decorator. This fine lad received his death wounds at Cambrai.


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