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Charles John Cottrell perhaps WO100/210 page 155?
« on: Sunday 27 August 17 08:33 BST (UK) »
My Great Uncle Charles John Cottrell was born in Poona, India in 1880. He returned to England with his family in 1888, and they settled in Merthyr Tydfil. I have census information for him for 1891, married in Merthyr 1904, etc. but I can't find him on a census for 1901. I wonder if he had joined the military, since his father was in the army & his younger brother.
All I can find is a record of a Private Charles Cottrell (Service number 3187) attached to the Unit: 2nd Battalion of The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own).
Ref: WO100/210 page 155
Returned to England 20-12-1899, (from the Boer War) discharged medically unfit June 1900.
I wonder if it could be him? It still does not explain where he was in 1901??
PS I live in Australia, so if anyone can get to the National Archives I would greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Charles John Cottrell perhaps WO100/210 page 155?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 27 August 17 08:53 BST (UK) »
The record gives birth place as Croydon, Surrey. Parent George and Emma living at 2 Newark Rd, Croydon.

Younger brother George in the Rifle Brigade.

I see your Charles was the son of Charles Wilson and Martha Cottrell, so service record not you man.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Charles John Cottrell perhaps WO100/210 page 155?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 August 17 10:26 BST (UK) »
Many Thanks Jebber - wow that was quick!!