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Spence Grainger Cottrell

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    Spence Grainger AWMM
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    Cottrell AWMM
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    • NZ412208 AWMM
    • WWII 412208 AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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    11 April 2021 Noel Smith Research Project
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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

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    • Son of Horace Spence Cottrell and Voilet May Cottrell of Napier AWMM
    • Son of Horace Spence Cottrell (died 20th October 1960, age 73) and Violet May Cottrell (née Grainger - born on the 17th May 1887 - married 23 February 1915 - died 28th May 1971, age 84 - May Cottrell a writer, poet and spiritualist published more than 1,000 articles in 13 countries), brother of Dorothy, of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 2 October 2022 - http://www.aircrewremembered.com/cottrell-spence-grainger.html
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    21 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Mediterranean AWMM
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    Malta Memorial, Malta AWMM

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  • His parents were keen members of the New Zealand Native Bird Protection Society, May and Horace Cottrell made an intensive study of the gannets on the rocky promontory, Cape Kidnappers. A lecture illustrated with Horace's hand-coloured lantern slides proved so popular that they were invited by the American Chautauqua Association to tour New Zealand in 1923. The lecture was given 99 times.

    Poems flowed abundantly from May's pen: mostly brief verses on pertinent topics and often from a feminist perspective. With titles such as 'Mothers' (so-called) holidays' and 'Sport & hobby "widows" ', they found ready acceptance in women's magazines. In 1930 a romantic epic poem appeared in an English shipping publication, the Blue Peter. The story was based on a little-known legend surrounding Pania, daughter of the sea people, and the reef that lies beyond the Napier breakwater. Widespread local int
    Public - Kelvin - Researcher - 2 October 2022
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