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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: HMNZT 92
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: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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