Arthur Potts

Bank: District Bank

Place of work: New Mills branch

Died: 5 December 1943


Arthur Clayton Potts was born on 23 November 1905, the son of Ada and Arthur Edward Potts. He joined the staff of District Bank as a junior at its Congleton branch in January 1922. He moved to Stockport branch in 1923 and was promoted to clerk there in 1926. He moved to Manchester Piccadilly branch in 1937 and to New Mills branch in 1940.


In July 1942 Potts left the bank to go on war service, joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. By 1943 he was serving in India, and it was there that Aircraftman (First Class) Potts died of smallpox on 5 December 1943, not long after his 38th birthday. He left a widow, Lillian, whom he had married in 1931. The inscription on his gravestone reads 'He carried back bright to the coiner the mintage of man'

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