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Archibald Percy COTTLE

Regimental number606
Place of birthShadwell, London, England
SchoolCouncil School, Brandelow Road, Putney, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionProtestant
OccupationRailway fireman
Address11 Charles Street, Enmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, F J Cottle, 1 Blacket Street, Putney, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingNear Armentieres, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
158
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Mary COTTLE, 1 Blackett Street, Putney, London, England
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1916.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915 (bruised back); admitted to No 24 Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 11 August 1915; discharged, 22 September 1916 (Class A); rejoined unit, Mudros, 24 September 1915.

Admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 11 November 1915 (gastritis); transferred to Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 14 November 1915; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 18 November 1915; discharged to Base Details, Mudros, 17 December 1915 (Class A); marched in to ANZAC Advanced Base Details, Mudros, 1 January 1916; transported to rejoin unit, 7 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation); rejoined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 11 January 1916.

Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend James Green 20 July1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COTTLE Archibald Percy

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