COTTAM, Walter William

Rank: 
Private
Unit / Base: 
7 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Liverpool Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Number: 
3769228
Born: 
Wednesday, November 3, 1915
Birthplace: 
Birkenhead, Cheshire
Died : 
Monday, January 30, 1989
Place died: 
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Walter Cottam 7 Commando
Private Walter Cottam, 1st Bn., Liverpool Scottish, volunteered for the Commandos and was attached to No.7 Commando on 10 October 1940 [1][2].
31 January 1941 departed for the Middle East as 'A' Battalion of Layforce [2].
28 May 1941 wounded during operations on Crete but managed to escape off the island before being hospitalised ending up in Durban South Africa [1][3].
Post war emigrated to Canada [3].
 
Sources
[1] Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/28.
[2] The book Special Service of a Hazardous Nature compiled by Dennis Reeves, curator of the Liverpool Scottish Museum Archive.
[Image] [3] Jeff Cottam (son).
 

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