COTTER, Henry Francis
(Service number 17594)

First Rank Second Lieutenant Last Rank Second Lieutenant


Date 23 February 1893 Place of Birth Hawea

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Customs Officer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin WP Cotter (brother) farmer, Hawea Flat, Otago
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation NZ Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 20th Reinforcements, NZ Field Artillery
Date 2 January 1917
Transport HMNZT 73, Opawa
Embarked From Wellington Destination London, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Field Artillery,Z(Trench mortar) Battery

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 11 June 1917 Age 24
Place of Death Belgium
Cause died of wounds
Memorial or Cemetery Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Memorial Reference III. C. 45
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru; Claremont Memorial (as Henry Cotter); Timaru Boys High School War Memorial (Library)

Biographical Notes

son of Timothy and Bridget Cotter, Hawea Flat, Otago. On Tyco (Taiko) School Roll of Honour. Two sisters lived in Waimate Miss M and Miss E Cotter


Cenotaph [20 October 2014]

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