Arthur Potts

Guardsman Arthur Potts served in 3rd Battalion Irish Guards during World War Two. His battalion were fighting the Battle of Normandy when he died in August 1944.

Guardsman

Arthur Potts

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Guardsman Arthur Potts (2724063) served in 3rd Battalion Irish Guards during World War Two. He was the son of Stewart Potts and Annie Potts of Lisburn, Co. Antrim.

He died on Friday 11th August 1944 aged 21 years old. At the time, the Irish Guards were fighting the Battle of Normandy, which followed D-Day.

Remembering Guardsman Potts

Arthur Potts’ grave is in Section XXVI, Row E, Grave 19 of Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux, Normandy. His headstone bears the inscription “until the day break and the shadows flee away”.

Arthur Potts’ brother Stoker 1st Class Stewart Potts died on 14th February 1942 while serving in the Royal Navy. Both men’s names feature on the town war memorial in Lisburn, Co. Antrim.

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