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William COTTAM

Regimental number1721
Place of birthKirkham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o E Cotam, Third Avenue, Coorparoo, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Henry Cottam, Woongarra, West Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialIpswich Cemetery, Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
107

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