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Francis Leslie George COTTRELL

Regimental number2863
Place of birthCoomooroo, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressOrroroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.5
Height5' 6.5"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry James Cottrell, Bekina Park, Orroroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 24th Australian Light Horse.
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Place of enlistmentOrroroo, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 27 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 14 March 1919
Discharge date30 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Euripides', 14 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 30 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 August 1945
Age at death51
Place of burialOrroroo Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, COTTRELL Francis Leslie George

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