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Edward Patrick Hugh Cotton

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  C_022. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel C_022. Image taken June 2020.

© Auckland Museum CC BY AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Edward Patrick Hugh AWMM
  • Surname
    Cotton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 28907 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
    WW2 Box 80, Taumaranui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs V.A. Cotton (wife), North Street, Taumarunui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 28907 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • 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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Edward Cotton was the son of Dr. Edward Jeffery Cotton, and Helen Cotton; husband of Joan Avis Cotton, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. AWMM
    • Edward's pre war occupation, Solicitor. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 20 November 2020 - research

Death

About death

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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Alamein Memorial, El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Taumarunui War Memorial Hall, Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui, King Country, New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 20 November 2020 - research

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2217613
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 4: WW2 79 AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
20 November 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 April 2017AnnaBlenheim, New ZealandDirect descendant

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