Samuel Cotton (1878-1915)

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Samuel Cotton

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

COTTON, SAMUEL (SAUL). Stoker Petty Officer. No 291887. Royal Navy. HMS Lance. Born Leeds Road, Huddersfield, 23.11.1878. Son of Robert Cotton, 117 Leeds Road North, Huddersfield and later of 11 Church Stairs Street, Long Westgate, Scarborough. Educated at St. Andrew's Church of England Schools, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a textile worker. Enlisted in the Navy 1898. On, 5.7.1915, he was married at Fairlie Parish Church, Ayrshire, Scotland, his wife residing at Railway Buildings, Fairlie, Ayrshire. On the morning of 18.7.1915, in very heavy weather, Cotton fell overboard from HMS Lance and, although the spot was searched for more than an hour, no trace could be found of him and the search had to be abandoned. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Petty Officer Stoker SAMUEL COTTON
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Sunday, July 18, 1915
  • record ID: 4003872