Pvt William R Potts

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Pvt William R Potts

Bridgton, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Death 7 Feb 1943 (aged 18–19)
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot Tablets of the Missing: USMC Panel
Memorial ID 56293452 · View Source
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William was a Private in the United States Marine Corps.

Service # 311934.
He entered the Service from Maine

Awards: Purple Heart.

Missing in Action He died aboard the troop carrier USS Henry R. Mallory, en route to Liverpool. The ship was torpedoed and sunk off Iceland on February 7, 1943, with great loss of life.
All those commemorated on this panel at Cambridge were victims of this tragedy.

[Whereas the grave markers at Cambridge show the date of death, the Tablets of the Missing do not, because without confirmed information to the contrary, the date of death of those who are listed as missing in action, lost or buried at sea in WWII is a presumed date of death established by a military review board, usually as a year and a day from that on which the individual was placed in "missing" status. The incident date and the presumed date of death are then not the same. His declared date of death is therefore 8-Feb-44]

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56293452
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt William R Potts (1924–7 Feb 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56293452, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .