"Louis Gogley Cottle was born in the Parish of Newport, Carisbrook, Isle of Wight. A Clerk by occupation, he attested for the Army
Service Corps at Aldershot on 1 January 1873. He served in South Africa and the Zulu War, June 1879-February 1880 - for which he
was awarded the South Africa Medal with clasp for 1879; and then in Egypt, February 1885-July 1890 - for which he was awarded the
Egypt Medal with clasp for Suakin 1885 and the Khedive’s Star. He was awarded the L.S. & G.C. Medal in July 1891. Staff
Quartermaster Sergeant Cottle was discharged at his own request on 24 July 1894."