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Regimental number5312
Place of birthBirmingham, England
SchoolChurch of England, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSafe maker
Address59 Davis Avenue, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Cotterill, 148 Bank Road,Small Heath Birmingham, England
Previous military serviceEnlisted 8 April 1907, discharged 1 April 1912 5th Btn Royal Warwickshire Regiment Territorials.
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Medaille Militaire

Recommendation date: 12 March 1918

FateDied of wounds 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death30.1
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
ParentsL Samuel and Emma COTTERILL, 148 Banks Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, England

Medaille militaire (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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