|Place of birth||Utrecht, Holland, The Netherlands|
|Place of birth||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Age on arrival in Australia||17|
|Address||c/o Mrs Walden, Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Brother, John Otterspoor, c/o Mrs Walden, Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Family migrated to Australia.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Pozieres, Somme Sector, France|
|Age at death||21|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 66), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Son of Servanus OTTERSPOOR, Cooper's Plains, Brisbane, and Hendrika Johanna VAN KESBEREN (his wife)|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 3900 Pte John OTTERSPOOR, 4th Pioneer Bn, killed in action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 22 May 1918; 1210 Arnold OTTERSPOOR, 11th Light Horse, returned to Australia.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, ex-HMT 'Wandilla', 7 December 1916.
Admitted No 14 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 17 April 1916 (balanitis); transferred to No 15 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 17 April 1916 (venereal disease); to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916; discharged to and rejoined unit, 13 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.
Found guilty, Morbecque, 3 July 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline (talking in the ranks): awarded 4 days' confined to barracks by Captain W. Sharp.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Buried Eaton Hall Military Cemetery by Reverend S.A. Beveridge, 19 July 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, OTTERSPOOR Francis Jacob|