Cotton, Ernest –

Son of Joseph and Martha Cotton, of 2, Sandeford, Brownlow Road, Horwich, Lancashire. An old boy of Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School. Formerly Royal Flying Corps. Reported missing in BJ&G following an aerial engagement on 29/07/1918 NOTE: CWGC incorrectly records death date as 25/07/1918.

Personal details

  • Surname: Cotton
  • Forename: Ernest
  • Date of birth: August 3rd, 1898
  • Birth place: Horwich, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Horwich, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 19
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: July 29th, 1918
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Unit: 73rd Squadron.
  • Service number: Not known
  • Regiment: Royal Air Force
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Not known
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 16/08/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6d

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