Trooper Potts Vc Memorial Trust
On 4 October 2015 Chris Tarrant OBE and the Lord-Lieutenant of Berkshire unveiled the memorial to Trooper Fred Potts VC, Reading's VC hero from Gallipoli and the Roll of Honour which lists the names of 426 men of The Berkshire Yeomanry who gave their lives in the wars of the 20th Century.
Some 700 people attended the unveiling event.
The memorials are sited just outside Forbury Gardens, by the gates infront of Forbury Hotel and the Crown Courts.
The centre piece is a sculpture (cast in Bronze) of the rescue at Gallipoli (approx 10ft long, 3ft wide and 7ft high- including the Portland stone plinth) Information Boards explain the context of the memorial.
We continue to undertake Educational Outreach events to local clubs, college and schools.
We seek funding support to enable the memorial to be cleaned each year and donations are most welcome. You might wish to "adopt" a name on the Roll of Honour for a donation of £35.
After the war; Fred set up as a master tailor. Arthur Andrews (the rescued man) returned to work for Great Western Railways in their Signals & Telecommunications Department in Reading, being a charge hand by the time he retired in 1955.
The Hon Mrs Bayliss CVO JP.
Mr Chris Tarrant OBE.
Mr Michael Naxton Curator of Lord Ashcroft’s VC Collection.