COTTERELL, Joseph Richard
(Service number 7/1604)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 16 August 1894 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Box 156, Fairlie, New Zealand
Occupation Shepherd for S Dale, Fairlie
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William M. Cotterell (brother), Box 37, Fairlie, New Zealand
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 9 October 1915
Transport Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian 1915-16, Egyptian Expeditionary Force 1916-1918, Balkan 1918
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 21 October 1919 Reason Discharged on the termination of his period of engagement.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 26 February 1952 Age
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Joseph's brother Ambrose Martin Cotterell also served during World War One.


SCRoll submission from P Cotterell, 16 December 2014; Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (19 June 2015)

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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