Eric Roland COTTERILL

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COTTERILL, Eric Roland

Service Number: 365
Enlisted: 21 September 1914, Rosehill,NSW
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 13th Infantry Battalion
Born: Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, 21 January 1892
Home Town: Stanmore, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street School, Paddington, New South Wales
Occupation: Warehouseman
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC
Row D, Grave 6 Headstone inscription reads: His grave lies southward of the lines in Australian hearts
Memorials: Petersham Fort Street High School Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 365, 13th Infantry Battalion, Rosehill,NSW
2 Oct 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 13th Infantry Battalion, Promoted prior to embarkation
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Sergeant, SN 365, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Sergeant, SN 365, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
8 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 13th Infantry Battalion, At Gallipoli
9 May 1915: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George Townsend Cotterill and Dora Gifford Cotterill of Campbelltown, NSW formerly of Edward Street, Young, NSW. Brother of Marjorie Cotterill, William Ernest Cotterill who returned to Australia on 12 June 1919 having served with the 2nd Battalion and Herbert A.L. Cotterill

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the Naval Reserves