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Offline Tim Bell

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Joseph Cotterill
« on: August 29, 2018, 07:08:10 PM »
Joseph was a retired Col Sgt in the Regiment, commissioned Hon Lt/QM in 13th Bttn 17/10/1914.  He died 6/11/1914 and is buried in Peel Green, Eccles.  Joseph and his son are commemorated on St Mary's Church Eccles Memorial.  He is not commemorated by CWGC.

It seems surprising he had retired from service before his death.  Also a bit odd his death was not connected with service if he had resigned his commission.  I need Death Cert/review Off Serv File and if anyone can see the Fold 3 Pension Record, this may tell us more...

See Manch Courier 15/2/1915 - confirms 13th Bttn.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/26156
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1066850
https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=XVZ7683&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=royalchelseadischarges&gsfn=Joseph&gsln=Cotterill&cp=11&msypn__ftp=eccles,%20lancashire,%20england,%20united%20kingdom&msypn=84830&msbdy=1868&msbpn__ftp=manchester,%20lancashire,%20england,%20united%20kingdom&msbpn=84924&qh=ehZfUgYMqD3uWQ%2BrzJ4vCw%3D%3D&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=3d3&gss=angs-d&pcat=39&fh=0&h=494249&recoff=&ml_rpos=1
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29067/supplement/1527

Grave photo and Salford Reporter Obit attached.

Checked out Pension Record on Free Trial. Enlisted 14/1/1886.  21 yrs Service incl 3y 9m S Africa. India, Bermuda, Halifax & Jamaica. Reg No 1794. 1st Vol Bttn Permanent Staff. S A Medal & GC Medal. Menitioned in Despatches.  Retired aged 40 16/1/1908.  3 Godfrey St, Warehouse Lane, Warrington. V Good Character.
I can't find his SA Medal roll, but a limited Service Record has now been found, with nothing on Great War.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2018, 08:11:11 PM by Tim Bell »
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Offline mack

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Re: Joseph Cotterill
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 06:54:32 AM »
this officer is entitled to war grave status,he was still serving when he died,it doesn't matter what his cause of death was

his son drummer 9806 joseph cotterill died in ashton infirmary during a stomach operation on 28-9-1931,he enlisted in 1904 as a boy soldier,he re-enlisted in the 9th manchesters as pte 3518519 on 31-1-1923.
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Re: Joseph Cotterill
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 08:16:28 AM »
I will ask IFCP. 
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