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Full Name
Arthur Albert Cotton
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Arthur Albert
Surname
Cotton
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
57485
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Australia
First Known Rank
Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Bootmaker
Next of Kin
Mrs M.A. Cotton (mother), 17 Moa Place, Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
29th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Embarkation Date
15 August 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Ruahine
Destination
Glasgow, Scotland
Nominal Roll Footnotes
Born in Australia.
Nominal Roll Number
70
Page on Nominal Roll
10
Last Unit Served
Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Ypres, Belgium
Date of Death
3 December 1917
Age at Death
29
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Biographical Notes
Arthur Cotton was the son of Alfred and Martha Ann Cotton, of 25 Haast St., Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand. Native of Australia.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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