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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Harry Norman Cotton -

Unknown person
Name : Harry Norman Cotton.

Son of Harry Cotton and Ellen Cotton (née Hibberd), of 11, Ileden Cottages, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight.

Born 1899 Bonchurch.


 
  Census Information :

1901 : Harry and Ellen Cotton, with their family including Harry, are at 7 Jolliffe's Cottages, Bonchurch. Harry Cotton is a general labourer.

1911 : Harry and Ellen Cotton, with their family including Harry, are at 8 Jolliffe's Cottages, Bonchurch. Harry Cotton is a quarryman.

  Service details :

Private 160670 Harry Norman Cotton, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Formerly Pte 43128 Hampshire Regiment, and Pte 34776 Ox & Bucks Light Infantry.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 4 March 1919 aged 19

Buried at : St Boniface Church, Bonchurch

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Bonchurch War Memorial
St Boniface Church Pulpit War Memorial
St Boniface Church Roll of Honour
Court Providence No 5134 Ancient Order of Foresters War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper reports :

ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, March 7, 1919 Page 2

Death of a Young Bonchurch Soldier.
The death occurred in a hospital at Southampton on Wednesday of Pte. Harry Cotton, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Cotton, Upper Bonchurch. He had been twice wounded as well as "gassed" and had been inmate of the hospital since last October. Before enlisting Cotton was gardener for Mrs. Rain Walker. The body will be brought to Bonchurch for interment.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, March 14, 1919 Page 2

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
MR. AND MRS. H. COTTON and family, Upper Bonchurch, desire to return their grateful thanks for the many kind messages they have received during the illness of their son, Pte. Harry Norman Cotton, and for the floral tributes sent to the funeral.


ISLE OF WIGHT MERCURY

Friday, March 14, 1919 Page 2

PTE. HARRY NORMAN COTTON.
The funeral of the late Pte. Harry Norman Cotton, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Cotton, Upper Bonchurch, whose death was reported last week, took place at Bonchurch Church on Monday, the Rector, Rev. J. Seaver, B.D., officiated. The mourners were Mr. H. Cotton (father), Mrs. Chick and the Misses Mary and Nellie Cotton (sisters), Mr. W. Cotton (brother), Mr. L. Chick (brother-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cotton (uncle and aunt), and Miss Frere Wreaths and flowers were sent by: Father and Mother, brothers and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Chick, Ralph Phillips and Percy Diffey (friends), Aunt and Uncle Tom, Misses Feilden, Mrs. Rain Walker, Miss Frere, the staff at The Lilies, and Mr. and Mrs. F. Attrill. The funeral was attended by several residents and friends in the village.


  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 22 February 2012 - added newspaper reports



 
 

 
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