11th Battalion, Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth:
26/03/1917 (Died of Wounds)
John McCotter was the eldest son of John and Mary McCotter. He was born on 19th November 1893 in Killygullib, Hervey Hill, Kilrea. His father was a farmer. John emigrated to Australia about 1913. Prior to enlisting, John worked as a Tram employee in Brisbane. John McCotter enlisted in Brisbane on 30 November 1915. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 1st December 1916. He was admitted to hospital in with mumps. He returned to his unit in January 1917 Lance Corporal John McCotter was serving with the 11th Light Trench Mortar Battery when he was wounded in action on 25th March 1917 with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died of his wounds the following day on 26th March 1917.
Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 Kms south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the Communal Cemetery Extension is at the bottom end.