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  COTTINGHAM, Thomas R.

Rank:

Private First Class

 

 

Service Branch:

U.S. Army

Serial Number:

Not available

Division:

1st Infantry Division

Regiment:

28th Infantry Regiment

Company:

 

Function:

Not known

Status:

Missing/killed in Action

Date of death:

July 19, 1918

Place of death:

France

Spot:

Not known
(probably near Belleau or in the Marne valley, France)

Age at death:

17

Awards:

Not available

Burial 1:

 

Burial 2:

Aisne-Marne American Cemetery
Belleau, France

Grave number:

Tablets of the Missing

Cenotaph:


Born:

April 12, 1902

Hometown:

Dillon County, South Carolina

Family:

Parents:
Tracey T. Cottingham


Spouse:


Children:


Siblings:



Additional information:

"He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Cottingham of Dillon, S.C. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Dillon.
He enlisted September 1916 at age 15 and was the first Dillon County boy to go to France for overseas service.
He died at age 17. He was survived by his parents, and by sisters and brothers."
Source: The State, 8/8/1918; page 1, column 2.

 


Research by: Victoria Proctor, genealogist

Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission, The State August 8, 1918 issue; The Dillon Herald March 4, 1920 issue

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