William is remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.
Born: 1890, Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Died: 23rd August 1917; Age: 27; Died of Wounds at No. 24 Casualty Clearing Station.
Residence: Weybourne House, 22, Constable Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Date of Entry Therein: 8th October 1915 – Balkans.
On the 29th May 1917 – William was discharged from the 1st Suffolk Yeomanry, Private/acting Corporal, 1622 – Commission in the Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Rank: Second Lieutenant.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. G. Cotton, of Weybourne House, 22, Constable Road, Felixstowe.
1891 2, Primrose Villas, High Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk.
William was 8 months old and living with his parents & siblings.
George Cotton, 29, a Bricklayer, born Saxmundham, Suffolk.
Sarah Cotton (nee Gillingham), 32, born Felixstowe.
Norman George Cotton, 6, born Felixstowe.
Christine Emma C. Cotton, 4, born Felixstowe.
1901 6, Boston Terrace, Felixstowe, Suffolk.
William was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
George, 39, a Bricklayer.
1911 22, Constable Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk.
William was 20 years old, an Engineer & Draughtsman – Iron Foundry. He was living with his parents & sister.
George, 49, a Bricklayer & Foreman – Builder.
Probate to George Cotton – a bricklayer.
Soldiers’ Effects to George Cotton Esq. – father.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at Felixstowe sea front.