|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Address||Lion Mill, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||41|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Ellen Cotter, Lion Mill, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in South Africa 'until the termination of the war'.|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||51st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Militades', 12 February 1916; disembarked, 11 March 1916; allotted to 51st Bn from 7th Training Bn, Serapeum, 3 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Ivernia' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916.
Admitted to hospital, 29 July 1916; discharged to unit, 31 July 1916.
Captured at Mouquet Farm with gun shot wound to left thigh, 3 September 1916, and reported as missing in action; listed as prisoner of war and interned in Germany, 9 November 1916; reported as having been transferred to Holland for internment, 14 April 1918.
Repatriated to England, 20 July 1918, and admitted to King George Hospital, London (severe malaria); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 26 July 1918; discharged on furlough, 31 July 1918. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 August 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Sardinia', 19 October 1918; disembarked 5th Military District, 16 December 1918. Discharged Perth, 8 March 1919.MBV.
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COTTER John|