Herbert was born at Thorpe Abbotts near Diss in Norfolk in 1891, the 4th child of Ernest and Alice Cotterell (nee Rayment). His father was a gamekeeper and he and his family later moved to Surrey finally settling in Ockley. Herbert also became a gamekeeper and at the time he enlisted in February 1915 was employed at Tiphams in Weare Street, part of the Grenehurst Estate.
Son of Ernest and Alice Cotterell of 10 Myrtle Road, Dorking
Regiment 7th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Date of Death 1st July 1916
Place of Death Somme, France
Cause of Death Killed in action
Cemetery Dantzig Alley British Cemetery. Mametz, Somme
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