Roll of Honour Charles James Cootes

Service number 2617
Rank Lance Corporal
Unit 56th Australian Infantry Battalion
Service Australian Imperial Force
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921
Date of Death 03 April 1917
Place of Death France
Cause of Death Died of wounds
Age at Death 24
Place of Association Cathcart, New South Wales, Australia
Cemetery or Memorial Details Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France
Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Location on the Roll of Honour

Charles James Cootes's name is located at panel 162 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).


Roll of Honour circular

For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.

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Personal Service Records

For information about obtaining service records please see National Archives of Australia - Personal service records .

War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour name projection

Charles James Cootes's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Thu 08 June 2023 at 1:00am
  • Sat 12 August 2023 at 2:13am
  • Wed 25 October 2023 at 1:50am
  • Tue 16 January 2024 at 1:25am
  • Mon 13 May 2024 at 10:09pm

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.