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PostSubject: Lt. Corbett Stapleton Cotton   Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:39 pm

Lt. Corbett Stapleton Cotton is mentioned in a Natal Newspaper in March 1879 (The Red Book), as landing with his Regt. in Natal from the "Dublin Castle" so he was with the original landing with his Regt. His Regt. saw action at Gingindlovu on 2nd April 1879 and joined Crelock's First Division during eh second invasion.

The Regt. later took part in the search and capture of the Zulu King and when most other Regt's. went home they stayed in South Africa taking part in the 1st Boer War.

Lt. C.S. Cotton is the is the son of Colonel C. Cotton of the 101st Foot from 1873 and of the 1st Batt. of the Royal Munster Fusiliers from 1881. He was the Son of General Sir Willoughby Cotton, GCB. General Cotton was the son of Admiral Roland Cotton. Admiral Cotton was the son of Sir Lynch Salusbury Cotton the 4th Baronet.
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PostSubject: Lt.C.S. Cotton.   Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:41 pm

hi littlehand .
Here is a picture of his medal and some more information.


cheers 90th. Idea .
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PostSubject: Re: Lt. Corbett Stapleton Cotton   Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:02 pm

Please see Pictorial catalogue of AZW graves for his grave details
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PostSubject: Re: Lt. Corbett Stapleton Cotton   Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:59 am

There is a bit of a sad end for Lieutenant Cotton - He died of Delerium Tremens on 24th December 1883 at 44 Surrey Street, Landport, Portsea. He left an estate of £4,055/5/5d
Widow – Emily Lane Cotton (nee Hewett) of 2 Osborn View, Forton Road, Gosport
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PostSubject: Lt Corbett Stapleton Cotton   Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:21 am

Hi Tipstaff
Indeed a sad end Suspect Suspect Thanks for the details Salute
Cheers 90th
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