Percy Frederick Pott

Percy Frederick Pott  1899 – 1976

Percy was born on 8th February 1899 in Eythorne, to parents Frederick Henry and Mary Jane (née Dawson). His surname is often mis-spelt as Potts. 

In 1911 and throughout the War, the family lived at 1 Lyttleton Villas.

Percy enlisted in the Royal Navy on 23rd February 1917, service no. 146343. At the time, he was a grocer’s assistant and was described as 5’ 9½” tall, with brown hair, grey eyes and a fresh complexion. 

He served on the ships Pembroke II and Inflexible, amongst others, and was demobilised on 5th March 1919. 

In 1920, he married Lilian Alice Walter in Blean. 1939 saw them living in Chapel Hill, Eastry with Percy working in the Co-operative Society Grocery and Provisions. 

He died on 25th May 1976, aged 77, with his address given as Shooter’s Hill, Eythorne.