George Cecil Potts was born on June 2nd, 1893 in England. George was educated at Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. In 1912 George and his mother Mary immigrated to Canada and settled in Galt (Cambridge), where Mary worked as a shopkeeper. George worked as a shoe cutter and was an active member of the 29th Regiment (Waterloo Regiment) for three years. When the First World War broke out in August 1914, George volunteered to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force where he was promoted up to the rank of Corporal. Sadly on October 13th, 1915 George was killed in action in the trenches northeast of Wulverghem at the age of 22 Corporal George Cecil Potts is buried at the St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery in Belgium.
Service number: 7067
“Canadian Virtual War Memorial: George Cecil Potts,” Veterans Affairs Canada, accessed March 21, 2015, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/444450?George%20Cecil%20Potts