Monday, October 27, 2014

Harry Cottington, 7th Royal West Kent Regt

Chailey Parish Magazine notes in March 1916 that Harry Cottington has attested.  In October 1916 it records Private H Cottington (presumably the same man), serving with the 22nd Training Reserve in England.  The following month it notes that he is with the 26th Royal Fusiliers in France. 

In January 1917 it notes that he is serving with the 7th Royal West Kent Regiment and in January 1918 that he is attached to APM (an abbreviation I am not familiar with).  This information is then repeated monthly up to and including the final published roll call in July 1919.

I have been unable to find either a convincing census return for this man or a medal index card at The National Archives. 

He is probably related to Alfred Cottington and William Albert Cottington but I have not yet been able to establish a link between these men.


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