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Kenneth Richard Jersey COTTON

Regimental number2463
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWolsley machine expert
AddressEast Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Cotton, Newcastle Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollArmy Service Corps Motor Transport
FateReturned to Australia 2 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: [24] Captain Malcolm John Bernard COTTON, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 27 April 1916; Cousins: [358] Lt Leslie WHARTON MC, Australian Flying Corps, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919; 357 Pte Harry Hopetoun WHARTON, 2nd Bn, died of wounds, 30 April 1915; Brother-in-law: [951] Lt Cecil Francis COTTON, 2nd Bn, returned to Australia, 17 March 1917.
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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