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John Alga Thomas COTTELL

Regimental number371
Other NamesJohn Elgar Thomas
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarter
AddressCairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Cottell, c/o Mrs Pratt, Strand Hotel, Cairns, Queensland
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 13, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll371a
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917

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