|Place of birth||Killygullib, Hervey Hill, Kilrea, Co Derry, Ireland|
|School||Durmagarner School, Kilrea, Co Derry, Ireland|
|Other training||Kelly's College, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age on arrival in Australia||19|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary McCotter, Lasnagrot, Kilrae, Co Derry, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||49th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/66/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Light Trench Mortar Battery|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Left Brisbne 2nd May 1916. Segt. of 3rd Rfts of 49th Batt. Arrived in Egypt. Left Egypt 5th August, arrived in Salisbury Plains on 16th August. Was a Cadet in Kandahar Barracks, Tidworth. Passed exam for his commission. Division ordered to France, 24th November. (details from mother)|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Age at death||24|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 31), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Mary McCOTTER, Lisnagrot, Kilrea, Co. Londonderry|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 3 May 1916; disembarked Egypt, 13 June 1916.
Embarked Alexandria for England, 6 August 1916.
Transferred to and taken on strength of 41st Bn, 23 September 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1916.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 December 1916.
Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 16 December 1916 (mumps); transferred to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 17 December 1916; to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 18 December 1916; discharged to Base Details, 8 January 1917, and rejoined unit same day, in the field.
Transferred to and taken on strength of 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 12 February 1917.Wounded in action, 25 March 1917 (gun shot wound, chest, perforating); died of wounds, 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 26 March 1917.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McCOTTER John|