Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
George Potter
Birth
Date 28 November 1883 Place Craigend, Dalmeny, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived WA 1909
Parents
Son of John, landowner, and Ellen (Margaret) Thomson
Marriage and Family
Married 16 December 1916, St John’s Church, Fremantle to Catherine Mary Cobley, daughter of Charles and Sarah Jane Richards
No children
Death
Date 10 December 1945Place Ambulance en route to hospital, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated James Gillespie’s School, and Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh
Occupation
Farmer and businessperson
Employment History
Served in Boer War, British Army
Wheat farmer in Bruce Rock district
Enlisted Australian Imperial Force at Bellevue, 19 September 1914; 11th Battalion
Served at Gallipoli, 2nd Lieutenant 1 July 1915, wounded 1 August 1915, Lieutenant 12 December 1915
From 1916 adjutant and quartermaster at No 8 Australian General Hospital, Fremantle
Discharged 8 February 1917
1919–1922 secretary Repatriation General Hospital
1928–1941 in business as an agent
House
MLC
Party
National
Date Elected
22 May 1922
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1928
Electorate
West
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC West Province 22 May 1922–21 May 1928
  • Contested West Province 12 May 1928
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 164.
West Australian, 15 May 1922.
The Western Australia post office directory(1929–41)
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