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445583   Private Andrew Cotton
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 25th Battalion, New Zealand Infantry (New Zealand Army)
Died: 19/10/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Andrew Cotton was the son of William and Rachel Cotton. He was born about 1923 in Magherafelt. The family emigrated to New Zealand. Private Andrew Cotton served with the New Zealand Infantry in World War Two. Private Andrew Cotton was serving with the 25th Battalion in Italy when he was killed in action in Italy on 19th October 1944. He was 21 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cesena War Cemetery
  Cesena, Forli, 17
Grave Ref: Grave I-G-1
CWGC Casualty 1713325
Cesena War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cesena, in the Province of Forli. Take the autostrada A14, Bologna-Ancona, exiting at Cesena. Proceed along this road for about 4 kilometres arriving at a roundabout. Turn left and then take the second road on the right hand side. After 500 metres, turning left, enter into a parking area and take a little road leading to the cemetery main entrance.
References and Links
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1 Feilding Roll of Honour Listed on Feilding War Memorial
2 No Photo - listed on family headstone in Feilding Cemetery
3 Manawatu District Council Photo of family headstone in Feilding Cemetery
4 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of Private Andrew Cotton including photo
5 NZ War Graves Project Details of Private Andrew Cotton including grave photo
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Andrew Cotton's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023