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Alfred Edward COTTRELL

Regimental number423
Place of birthStrathfield, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMcNab Street, Rosalie, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40.9
Height5' 5.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Cottrell, McNab Street, Rosalie, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in 1st Bn, Cameron Highlanders Regiment; 2.5 years in Militia: time expired.
Enlistment date7 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Field Ambulance, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPte
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date19 January 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action (injury to brain and scalp); admitted to hospital, Malta, and transferred to England (dates not recorded).

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915; discharged (medically unfit), 19 January 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death10 November 1944
SourcesNAA: B2455, COTTRELL Alfred Edward

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