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Private T. W. Cottrell, Durham Light Infantry - invalided home, died 18.1.1902 3 months 2 days ago #76944

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....The In Memoriam notice in the Sunderland Daily Echo was the single mention I could find of this man, until I got a copy of the death certificate, where was confirmation that he was a soldier.


IN MEMORIAM.
COTTRELL.—In loving memory of Thomas, beloved husband of Isabella Cottrell, who died June 10th, 1898; also Isabella, daughter of the above, who died June 11th, 1896; also Thomas William, eldest son of the above, who was invalided home from South Africa, Sept. 14th, 1901, died Jan. 18th, 1902. Gone, but not forgotten by I.C. and her sons and daughters.
Sunderland Daily Echo, Tuesday 10th June 1902


....The death certificate tells us that he was Private Thomas William Cottrell, 1st Battalion Durham Light Infantry, who died at 1, Low Quay, Sunderland, aged 30. Cause of death was "Valvular Disease of Heart - Hæmoptysis - Dropsy."
....Thomas was buried at Sunderland Cemetery on January 22nd.

....The picture below is a painting by a Molly Davison, depicting the area that Thomas died in, in around 1890. Low Quay is to the lower left, with Bowe's Quay running straight ahead, and Long Bank going up a slope to the top left. It could be that number 1, Low Quay, was in the four-storied building to the left. The River Wear is to the right, and in the distance is Sunderland town centre.




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Private T. W. Cottrell, Durham Light Infantry - invalided home, died 18.1.1902 3 months 2 days ago #76946

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Private Thomas William Cottrell 3636 1st Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Entitled to QSA with 5 clasps. Transvaal, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Laings Nek and 1901 date clasp.
Medal roll WO 100/201 . Two rolls, one for the 4 clasps T Cottrell
The date clasp roll T Cottrill. Rolls dated 7th August 1901 Heidelberg
And 31st March 1903 Wellington.
His personal effects were accounted for at Marlborough Lines in March 1902.
His trade was a labourer. The money was divided accordingly .

Mother Isabella, 6 pounds.6 shillings.10 pence .
Brothers, Edward, Henry, Magnus ,James and sister Mary all received 16 shillings and 5 pence.
PS. The location of Low Quay harbour was apt, as his father Thomas was a Mariner 1871 census and a Seaman by profession as per the 1881 census .
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Private T. W. Cottrell, Durham Light Infantry - invalided home, died 18.1.1902 3 months 2 days ago #76947

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His brother James, who's named on the death certificate,lived at Stone Yard, which may have been somewhere off Long Row, so he didn't live far from Thomas. Neither Low Quay or Stone Yard exist now.

IL has identified Thomas as having been a Reservist.

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BereniceUK wrote: His brother James, who's named on the death certificate,lived at Stone Yard, which may have been somewhere off Long Row, so he didn't live far from Thomas. Neither Low Quay or Stone Yard exist now.

IL has identified Thomas as having been a Reservist.


Thomas the son or Thomas the Father??
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Private T. W. Cottrell, Durham Light Infantry - invalided home, died 18.1.1902 3 months 2 days ago #76949

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Sorry. Thomas William, DLI.
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Private T. W. Cottrell, Durham Light Infantry - invalided home, died 18.1.1902 3 months 2 days ago #76950

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Whittington Heath Barracks
Near Litchfield
1891 Census
Reg RG 12/ 2214
Soldier Private Infantry aged 20 Single.
Thomas Cotterell.
Do we know what Regiment he was in during 1891? Was it DLI?
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