Famous and Infamous
BRIGADIER Arnold Potts had served with distinction in the Great War. During the inter-war years, despite the debilitating effects of a wound from the Western Front, he struggled to establish himself on the land near Kojonup in Western Australia.
With the advent of World War II, Potts became a driving influence in the training and early leadership of the West Australian 2/16th Battalion. When the 7th Division returned to Australia in March, 1942, Potts became the 21st Brigade's commander. On the Kokoda Trail, Potts, previously honoured by the army and revered by his brigade, led his soldiers into one of the most controversial yet triumphant campaigns in Australian military history. Yet when the Australian nation faced its most critical test on its own soil, the general who had previously praised both Potts and his men became a carping critic - a critic reflecting the widespread panic of the American Supreme Commander, General Douglas MacArthur, and of the Australian government.
Actors Cliff Potts and Annie Potts.
The current Executive Producer of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is named Terri Potts.
Benjamin Franklin POTTS, b 29 Jan 1836, Carroll Co, OH, d. 17 Jun 1887, Helena, MT, s. of James & Jane (Mapel) POTTS. Army officer in Civil War & Gov. of MT teritory.
David POTTS, Jr., b. 27 Nov 1794, Warwick Furnace, PA, d. 1 Jun 1863, same place, Congressman 1831-1839
Jonathan POTTS, b. 11 Apr 1745, Berks Co, PA, d. Oct 1811, Reading, PA., s of John & Ruth (Savage) POTTS, m. 5 May 1767 Grace Richardson. Had 5 sons & 2 daughters. Physician, active in revolutionary politics.