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George Fredrick Cotton

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Photograph of George Fredrick Cotton in camp, c.Second World War. Image kindly provided by Arthur Cotton (May 2020). Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Photograph of George Fredrick Cotton in camp, c.Second World War. Image kindly provided by Arthur Co …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Fredrick AWMM
  • Surname
    Cotton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ4211514 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 July 1920 Family source ChristchurchCanterbury Family source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 5 Devonport Lane, Christchurch AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    General Manager/Civilian AWMM
    Rubber Retailer AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Fredrick Henry Cotton (father) AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Pacific AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII NZ4211514 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 9 June 1942 AWMM Warehouse manager/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 February 1976 Family source
    Age 65 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury Family source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Linwood Cemetery, Linwood, Christchurch AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • Documents

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 May 2020ArthurNew ZealandDirect descendant

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