A Collection of Medals to recipients of the Burma Star

Date of Auction: 17th February 2021

Sold for £70

Estimate: £80 - £120

Four: Acting Bombardier C. J. Potter, Royal Artillery, who was accidentally killed in Burma on 27 October 1944

1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with named Army Council enclosure, in card box of issue addressed to ‘Mrs. L. E. Potter, 13 Valley Terrace, Howden-Le-Wear, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham’, extremely fine (4) £80-£120

Footnote

Clement James Potter attested for the Royal Artillery and served as an Acting Bombardier with 1/3rd Battery, 1st Medium Regiment, R.A. in Burma. He was killed in ‘a Tommy Gun accident’ while his regiment was in action at Yazagyo in Burma on 27 October 1944, with the casualty records officially showing the cause of his death as a ‘Battle Accident’. He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Rangoon, Burma.

His medals were sent to his wife, Mrs. Lucy Emily Potter, of Bishop Auckland.

Sold together with a portrait postcard photograph of the recipient; a photograph of the recipient with his bride on their wedding day; and two group photographs.