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41667   Sapper Thomas Cotter
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/02/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/08/1885
Died: 29/01/1918 (Home)
Age: 32
Thomas Cotter was the son of William Cotter. His mother may have been Sarah Callaghan. He was born in Aughnacloy on 21st August 1885. He was one of at least eight children, five surviving, all born in the Aughnacloy area. By 1910 he was living in Belfast and working as a driller. Sapper Thomas Cotter served with the ‘M Company’ of the Royal Engineers. He died in Belfast on 29th January 1918.
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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 Belfast Street Directory 1910 Lists Thomas Cotter, 58 Mervue St, Belfast as a driller
3 Carnmoney Main Cemetery Photo of Thomas Cotter's gravestone
4 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Thomas Cotter from Aughnacloy
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Sapper Thomas Cotter
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 Rifleman Willliam Cotter Brother of Sapper Thomas Cotter
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Thomas Cotter's gravestone can be purchased here
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