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

Unknown person Name : Auguste (Gus) Harry Cotton

Son of : Harry Cotton and Annie Cotton (née Welstead), of Locks Green, Calbourne, Isle of Wight.

Born : 15 Feb 1900, Shorwell, Isle of Wight.

Married : [1], 1925, Daisy Nina Barrett, at St Olave's Church, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight. Daisy Cotton died in 1929, aged 36.

Married : [2], 1934, Marjorie Alice Kelleway, at St John's Church, Newport, Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1901 : Harry and Annie Cotton, with their children including Auguste aged 1, are at Locks Green, Calbourne. Harry Cotton is a Carter on Farm.

1911 : Harry and Annie Cotton, with their children including Auguste aged 11, are at Atherfield, Ventnor. Harry Cotton is a Carter on Farm.

  Electoral Roll information :

1933 : Gus is shown with his parents at 1 Point Cottages, Whippingham.

  Service Details :

AB P/SS 8278 Auguste Harry Cotton, Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S. President III.

Serving in the Royal Naval Reserve, he was called up for service in World War II, and, acting as a gunner on an armed merchant ship, S.S. Kayeson, was lost on 2 October 1940.
Casualty Details :

Died : 2 October 1940 aged 40.

Commemorated at : Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on this Isle of Wight Memorial :

Newport Borough War Memorial
  Photo Gallery :

Gus CottonIW County Press
14 Dec 1940
Naval Memorial
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

R.N. Service record - click to enlarge
  Acknowledgments :

Ann Barrett for family information. Her late husband, Les Barrett, was the adopted son of Gus and Daisy Cotton.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 1 October 2015 (reformatted)


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