2nd Lt G F Cottrell & 2nd Lt H W Cottrell

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Reference WMO236805

Address:

St Augustine Church

Lyttelton Road

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B16 9JN

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Unknown
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: MARBLE TABLET SURROUNDED BY A MARBLE FRAME WHICH HAS COLUMNS EITHER SIDE
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ GEORGE FREDERICK COTTRELL/ SECOND LIEUTENANT ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY 108TH HEAVY BATTERY/ BORN 27TH OCTOBER 1892/ PASSED OUT OF THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY WOOLWICH JULY 1913/ PROCEEDED TO THE FRONT 21ST SEPTEMBER 1914 AND/ WAS KILLED IN THE SECOND BATTLE OF YPRES 11TH MAY 1915/ AGED 22/ AND ALSO HIS BROTHER/ HAROLD WILLIAM COTTRELL/ SECOND LIEUTENANT 2ND BATTALION SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT/ BORN 4TH AUGUST 1898/ PASSED OUT OF THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE SANDHURST 1916/ PROCEEDED TO FRONT 21ST SEPTEMBER 1916 AND/ WAS KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME 30TH SEPTEMBER 1916/ AGED 18/ THESE DEVOTED BROTHER WERE THE BELOVED AND ONLY CHILDREN OF/ GEORGE ANDERSON COTTRELL AND MARY AGNES HIS WIFE, OF THS/ PARISH AND WERE BOTH KILLED IN ACTION WHILE HELPING AND SUSTAINING/ THEIR MEN UNDER HEAVY SHELL FIRE, AN EXAMPLE OF HEROISM TO ALL AND/ OF DUTY NOBLY DONE/ 'THEY WERE LOVELY AND PLEASANT IN THEIR LIVES/ AND IN DEATH THEY WERE NOT DIVIDED

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