Eugene Claude Vaughan “Claude” Potter

Australia Military Forces


BIRTH: 19 July 1899
Penrith, NSW
DEATH: 27 May 1953 Concord Repat Hospital, late of Penrith, NSW
DEATH: 27 May 1953
Concord Repat Hospital, late of Penrith, NSW

OCCUPATION: Locomotive Driver

RESIDENCE: High St Penrith, NSW, 1913


  • Penrith Cadet Rovers RL 1914
  • Penrith Juniors RL 1915, 1916 (June)
  • Penrith Waratahs RL (April) 1917
  • Wests RL First Grade 1917
  • Wests RL Reserve Grade 1917, 1919


The Rugby League Project has mistakenly included the one appearance of C. Potter, in Wests First Grade team, as part of Balmain player George Potter’s record.

There is no indication that George Potter ever played with Wests. In 1917 George Potter played one City Cup game with Balmain but was otherwise selected in the Balmain lower grades during that year.

This is supported by the fact that in the Evening News on 18 May 1917, G. Potter was selected as a Reserve for the Balmain First Grade team while C. Potter was selected at five-eighth for Wests First Grade team.

A search of public records has provided limited information to fully identify C. Potter at this time so caution needs to be used  until further verification of this player’s identity is found.

The Wests Archive would like to know more about this player. If you have any information, please contact the Archive at Wests Ashfield Leagues Club on:

(02) 8752 2021 or (02) 8752 2022 or email

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