In April 1917 Chailey Parish Magazine notes Cottingham, L-Corpl W, Mil Foot Police and this entry is then repeated monthly up to and including the final published roll call in July 1919. The National Archives lists him as P-5378 Lance Corporal W Cottingham, Military Foot Police.
All of the Cottingham brothers, (with the exception of George who was medically unfit), served during the First World War.Medal index card courtesy of Ancestry.
was killed in 1916 on the opening day of the battle of the Frederick Somme. The brothers were also distantly related to