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Full Name: James Oswald Potts
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): James Oswald
Surname: Potts
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 15129
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: At sea, lost in the SS Nino Bixio
Date of Death: 17 August 1942
Age at Death: 23
Year of Death: 1942
Cause of Death: Died of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War
Cemetery Name: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Grave Reference: 13. A. 19.
Biographical Notes:
  • James Potts was the son of James Oswald and Alice Potts of Christchurch.
  • He was killed when the Nino Bixio, carrying Allied prisoners, was torpedoed.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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