Sergeant Eric Roland Cotterill

Service Number 365
Birth Date 23 January 1892
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Paddington
Death Date 09 May 1915
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Final Rank Sergeant

Eric Roland Cotterill was born at Paddington, New South Wales on 22 January 1892 to parents George and Dorothea Cotterill. Prior to the First World War, he spent three years as a naval cadet and a further two years in the Naval Reserve. A warehouseman by trade, he enlisted at Rosehill on 21 September 1914 at the age of 22. Cotterill departed Melbourne with the 13th Infantry Battalion aboard HMAT Ulysses on 22 December 1914. By this time, he had already been promoted to sergeant. He served with 13th Infantry Battalion at Gallipoli and was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant on 8 May 1915. The following day, Eric Cotterill was killed in action and he is buried at Quinn's Post Cemetery, Turkey.

Collection items


  • Roll of Honour

    Second Lieutenant
    Killed in action
    Date of Fate
    09 May 1915
    Australian Army
    13th Australian Infantry Battalion
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Place of Embarkation
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Ulysses A38
    Date of Embarkation
    22 December 1914
    First World War, 1914-1918


Date of birth 1892-01-23
Date of embarkation 1914-12-22
Date of death 1915-05-09

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