Private Thomas Cotton

4th Battalion, Royal Tank Corps
Kiiled in Action: France and Flanders, 23rd July 1918, aged 29. Thomas was killed by machine gun fire after escaping his tank that had been hit by two shells while helping French infantry penetrate German positions.

  • Commemorated: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. Panel Ref: Bay 10
  • Awarded: British War, and Victory Medals
  • Son of Henry Cotton
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Glascote and Polesworth

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1911 Census and Family History Information

  • Born 1889, Langley Heath, Warwickshire
  • Employed as a Market Gardener
  • Lived at 3 Engine Lane, Glascote Heath

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