Private Herbert Rayment Cotterell

Private Herbert Rayment Cotterell
Private Herbert Rayment Cotterell

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.

Herbert Cotterell Missing Notice 15th July 1916 © Dorking Advertiser findmypast.co.uk
Herbert Cotterell Death Notice 15th July 1916 © Dorking Advertiser findmypast.co.uk
Herbert Cotterell Death Notice 22nd July 1916 © Dorking Advertiser findmypast.co.uk

Born                            Norfolk
Lived                           Ockley

Son of                        Ernest and Alice Cotterell of 10 Myrtle Road, Dorking

Regiment                    7th Battalion, The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment
Number                       G/4465

Date of Death              1st July 1916
Place of Death             Somme, France
Cause of Death            Killed in action

Age                              25

Cemetery                     Dantzig Alley British Cemetery. Mametz, Somme

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