Taree St John's Church Peter Potts Memorial Tablet

Taree St John's Church Peter Potts Memorial Tablet
Description

The memorial tablet dedicated to Alexander Peter Potts, RAAF, is located in the St John's Church at Taree. He was born in Leichhardt, NSW, on 6 July 1919 and enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 26 May 1940 in Sydney. As a Flying Officer in the 100 Squadron, he was killed in a flying accident on Goodenough Island, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Papuan Island, Papua New Guinea. He is buried in the Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The Northern Champion, 24 January 1945 reported that at a special service on 23 December 1944 a memorial tablet to Peter Potts was unveiled and dedicated by the Rector Reverend Walter Latham.

Inscription

To the Glory of God and
in proud and loving memory of 
FLYING OFFICER PETER POTTS R.A.A.F
100th BEAUFORD SQUADRON
S.W.P.A. NEW GUINEA
KILLED IN AIR OPERATIONS 5th. MARCH 1944
AGED 24 YEARS.
BURIED IN WAR CEMETERY MILNE BAY.
FOR GOD, KING, AND COUNTRY.

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Peter Potts World War 2 Killed in air operations 05/03/1944 RAAF 100th Beauford Squadron view
Address
294 Victoria Street
Taree NSW 2430
Location/surrounding area
St John's Anglican Church
Recorded by
Graham Wilson OAM
Established date
1944
Dedication date
Saturday 23 December 1944
Conflict/s
World War 2

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