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41667   Sapper Thomas Cotter
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 26/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers (British Army)
Died: 29/01/1918 (Home)
Age: 32
Thomas Cotter was the son of William and Mary Jane Cotter. Thomas was born about 1886. The CWGC defines his birthplace as Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. Ireland’s Memorial Records Book records his birthplace as Armagh. The 1901 census records his birthplace as Belfast. Sapper Thomas Cotter served with the ‘M Company’ of the Royal Engineers. He died at home on 29th January 1918. He was aged 32. He was the husband of Mary Ann Cotter.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Carnmoney Cemetery
  Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, 6
Grave Ref: Grave L-107
CWGC Casualty 661083
A Cross of Sacrifice was erected in the cemetery after the 1914-1918 war. There are 46 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 44 of the 1939-1945 war here.
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Thomas Cotter Lists Thomas living with relatives at house 58 in Mervue St, Duncairn, Belfast
2 Carnmoney Main Cemetery Photo of Thomas Cotter's gravestone
3 Lennox Wylie Belfast Street Dir 1910 Lists Thomas Cotter, 58 Mervue St, Belfast as a driller
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas Cotter's gravestone can be purchased here
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