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William Cotter (born in Folkestone in 1882) was one of 6 brothers, in 1914 his mother Amy was living at 2 Barton Cottages, Sandgate.

William had originally enlisted in the Army with the East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) and was a reservist when War was declared. Acting Corporal Cotter was awarded a posthumous VC for bravery in action 6-7 March 1916 near the Hohenzollern Redoubt at Loos.

Courtesy of D Price


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