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George Alfred Cottrill

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Cottrill AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 654123 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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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Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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    'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following award in recognition of brave conduct: Military Medal. 654123 Aircraftman 1st Class George Alfred COTTRILL. In February, this airman was a member of a machine gun crew on board a transport which was subjected to a series of dive-bombing attacks covering a period of 4 hours. He used his gun with great skill, and his courageous and determined example inspired his fellow gunners so that, after the first attack the enemy aircraft kept at a respectful distance a fact which undoubtedly assisted in the eventual safety of the ship. During the attack, Aircraftman Cottrill shot down an enemy aircraft.' (London Gazette, 7 April 1942, p.1558.). Military Medal.
    http://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35514/supplement/1558
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