GSM Palestine 1945-48 Correctly named 14984918 Pte V Potter HLI
Vernon Ronald Potter was born in Settle in North Yorkshire in 1926. He served with the 1st Battalion HLI in Palestine.
Following the 1st Bn HLI in WWII, they would have landed on or around DDay then worked their way to Holland and fought as a part of Operation Market Garden and the Liberation of Holland.
Being a young soldier at the time, it would appear that Vernon missed the operations upto the Liberation of Holland including the Battle of Reichswald. As he is not entitled to a 1939-45 Star, this would mean his arrival into the theatre of war would have been at the earliest the beginning of April 1945. He then would have served as part of the Army of the Rhine before headed with the 1st Bn over to Palestine.
He is confirmed on the rolls as a paid Lance Corporal.
Vernon came home to marry Kathleen Abra in 1948. Presumably his childhood sweetheart as they grew up on the same street.
Vernon died in 2007.
The lot comes with his WWII entitlement box with wax papers and Army Council slip. Also is his entitlement box for the GSM with confirmation slip. A cap badge, his dog tags as well as a mother of pearl sweetheart badge is also there.
The medals are swing mounted for display on original silk ribbons.