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COTTON, Leicester Mountford (1899-1966)

COTTON, Leicester Mountford (1899-1966)

Leicester Mountford first attended Miss Harris' School, Newtown prior to his enrolment as a day student in February 1910 at Geelong College. He left College in December 1917. His entry address was 'Wonga', Gheringhap St, Geelong. He served in the Senior Cadets for 3 years.

He had been born on 28 August 1899, the son of Charles Herbert Cotton (c1863-1930) and Amy Frances nee Few.

During World War I, he entered camp to enlist on 14 October 1918 as a B company recruit, but did not embark due to the demobilisation of the AIF. He died on 10 September 1966, his death registered at Hornsby, NSW.

Sources: Based on an edited extract from Geelong Collegians at the Great War compiled by James Affleck; p159 (citing Pegasus); Pegasus May 1918 p5.
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