COTTRILL John Basil
Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 240540
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 17th August 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panel 75 to 77.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Redditch, Worcestershire
Memorial : Redditch Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church WW1 War Memorial
Credits : Researched by Jillian Coombes.
Additional information on the memorial: 1917.
On the 1911 census John Basil Cottrill, born in Studley, aged 19, Warehouseman, lived with his parents Francis James and Mary Teresa Cottrill and siblings at 44 Beoley Road, Redditch. John was born in 1892 in the Alcester District. His brother Cecil Frederick Cottrill died in December 1917.
Evening Despatch, Saturday 8th September 1917:
Sergeant J. B. Cotterill, whose relatives resided at 41 Beoley Road, Redditch, killed in action, had been wounded several times previously.