The Story of Trooper Fred Potts | Ep 25 | History & Myth | The World of Momus Podcast

On 21 August 1915 in the attack on Hill 70, Potts (although wounded in the thigh) remained for over 48 hours under the Turkish trenches with another private from his regiment who was severely wounded, and unable to move. He finally fixed a shovel to the equipment of his wounded comrade and using this as a sledge, dragged the man back over 600 yards to safety, being under fire all the way.

Special Thanks to:

Berkshire Yeomanry Museum

https://www.berkshireyeomanrymuseum.org

Recommended Reading: Gallipoli:

The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers’ Words and Photographs by Richard Van Emden and Stephen Chambers

Gallipoli by Peter Hart