Sgt
William Edward Douglas Cottrell

Information about birth

Date of birth:
28/07/1886
Place of birth:
Lancashire, Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Carpenter
Religion:
Church of England

Army information

Country:
Canada
Force:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Sergeant
Service number:
113149
Enlistment date:
24/07/1915
Enlistment place:
ON,Barriefield, Canada
Units:
 —  Canadian Mounted Rifles, 4th Bn.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
24/10/1917
Place of death:
Cluster Houses, Sint-Juliaan, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
31

Memorial

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Panel: Panel 30, 32.

Distinctions and medals 1

Mentioned in Despatches
Honourable mentioning

Points of interest 3

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place
#3 ‘Place of death’

Additional information

"Killed in Action." From information available, he was instantly killed by a shell, while standing outside a pill-box.