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John William COTTAM

Regimental number2588
Place of birthRotherham, Yorkshire, England
SchoolPublic School, Rotherham, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
AddressHigh Street, Harris Park Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W Cottam, Werriwa High Street, Harris Park Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 April 1917
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt
Age at death24
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
35
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ellen COTTAM, Pennant Street, Parramatta, New South Wales

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