Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

John Henry COTTERAge: 83 years18391922

Name
John Henry COTTER
Given names
John Henry
Surname
COTTER
Birth calculated 1839
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15726/1922 COTTER JOHN H 83 YEARS GLEBE GLEBE
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006
Text:

"Who lived in Your Street" by Lyn Collingwood. In part:

John Henry Cotter, an English butcher, married Margaret Hay Pattison, a Scot, in 1875.

Note: The entry in the NSW Deaths Index includes the details that John was 83 years old at the time of his death in 1922.
Immigrationyes

Occupation
Butcher
before 1872 (Age 33 years)
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006, page 8
Text:

"Who lived in Your Street" by Lyn Collingwood. In part:

John Henry Cotter, an English butcher, married Margaret Hay Pattison, a Scot, in 1875.

MarriageMargaret Hay PATTISONView this family
about 1872 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 967/1872 COTTER JOHN HENRY PATTISON MARGARET N SYDNEY
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006
Text:

"Who lived in Your Street" by Lyn Collingwood. In part:

John Henry Cotter, an English butcher, married Margaret Hay Pattison, a Scot, in 1875.

Note: In the referenced Bulletin, Lyn Collingwood writes that John and Margaret were married in 1875.
Birth of a son
#1
William Henry COTTER
about 1874 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: 584/1874 COTTER WILLIAM HENRY JOHN HENRY MARGARET SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a son
#2
John COTTER
about 1875 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: 2806/1875 COTTER JOHN JOHN HENRY MARGARET HAY SYDNEY
Birth of a son
#3
Arthur Dale COTTER
about 1877 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 2640/1877 COTTER ARTHUR D JOHN H MARGARET H SYDNEY
Birth of a son
#4
Edwin COTTER
about 1880 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: 359/1880 COTTER EDWIN JOHN HENRY MARGARET HAY SYDNEY
Birth of a son
#5
Norman COTTER
about 1881 (Age 42 years)
Citation details: 2831/1881 COTTER NORMAN JOHN HENRY MARGARET H SYDNEY
Birth of a son
#6
Albert “Tibby or Tibbie” COTTER
December 3, 1884 (Age 45 years)
Citation details: 129/1884 COTTER ALBERT JOHN H MARGARET H SYDNEY
ResidenceMargaret Hay PATTISONView this family
between 1872 and 1889 (Age 33 years)
Address: 132 Phillip Street
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006 page 8
Text:

Lyn Collingwood has written, in part:

"John Henry Cotter, an English butcher, married Margaret Hay Pattison, a Scot, in 1875. While living at 132 Phillip Street they had six boys: William Henry, John, Arthur Dale, Edwin, Norman and Albert.

In 1889 they moved to 98 Bridge Road before, two years later, taking up residence in Monteith. This home remained in the family until the death of the oldest son, William, in 1950.

ResidenceMargaret Hay PATTISONView this family
between 1889 and 1891 (Age 50 years)
Address: 98 Bridge Road
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006, page 8
Text:

Lyn Collingwood has written in part:

"John Henry Cotter, an English butcher, married Margaret Hay Pattison, a Scot, in 1875. While living at 132 Phillip Street they had six boys: William Henry, John, Arthur Dale, Edwin, Norman and Albert.

In 1889 they moved to 98 Bridge Road before, two years later, taking up residence in Monteith. This home remained in the family until the death of the oldest son, William, in 1950."

ResidenceMargaret Hay PATTISONView this family
after 1891 (Age 52 years)
Address: "Monteith" 266 Glebe Point Road
Cotter Family Home - "Monteith"
Cotter Family Home - "Monteith"

Note: John, Margaret and family moved into "Monteith" in 1891. The home remained in the family until the death of their son William in 1950. This building is classified by the National Trust. Cotter Lane, so named by 1911, borders the property.

Marriage of a childArthur Dale COTTERKathleen Mary SANDFORDView this family
about 1906 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: 478/1906 COTTER ARTHUR D SANDFORD KATHLEEN M SYDNEY
Marriage of a childWilliam Henry COTTERJeanette CAMERONView this family
about 1909 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: Gedcom downloaded from Clan Cameron
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 3033/1909 COTTER WILLIAM H CAMERON JEANETTE WOOLLAHRA
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Allison Nancy Lenore COTTER
January 1, 1910 (Age 71 years)

Citation details: 6 November 2010
Text:

In part:

re my Grandparents, Jeanette (no a) Cameron, who died in 1932,and Grandfather William Henry Cotter, who died in May 1950.

Two of his brothers died WW1, 3 weeks apart, John18883, October 1917, and Albert "Tibby", who died 31 October 1917 at the Battle of Beersheba. (18887)

Jeanettes daughter Alisont Nancy Cotter, born 1 1 1910, died in Nov 2009.

I have however, a difficult task finding correct details of my G Grandfather, John Henry Cotter 16335, born Nth England, who came out here at least before he was 22 or so,. He died 1922 Glebe Point Sydney, no parents names appear on anything. The family plot is at Waverley Cemetary.

Death of a sonJohn COTTER
October 4, 1917 (Age 78 years)
Cause: Killed in action
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006 Page 8
The Cotter Family

Note: Downloaded from The Glebe Society Inc.

Note: On Anzac ridge as a result of a shell burst.
Death of a sonAlbert “Tibby or Tibbie” COTTER
October 31, 1917 (Age 78 years)
Cause: Killed in action
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006, page 8
Text:

In part, Lyn Collingwood as written:

"After taking part in the final months of the Gallipoli campaign, he was deployed to Palestine. In May 1917 he was promoted to lance corporal, but at his own request reverted to trooper. On 31 October, while serving as a stretcher-bearer, he was shot dead by a Turk at close range at the third Battle of Gaza."

Note: Beersheba is a southern town on the edge of the Negev Desert, 75 kilometres south-west of Jerusalem.
Cotter - Albert
Cotter - Albert

Note: The dead bodies of Australian soldiers killed in the charge on Beersheba lie in a row on the ground. The dead men were members of the 12th and perhaps the 4th Light Horse Regiments. The body marked with an 'X' is that of 924 Trooper Albert (Tibby) Cotter of the 12th Light Horse Regiment. His elder brother Pte John Cotter, 4th Battalion, was killed in action in France less than a month earlier on 4 October 1917.


Burial of a sonAlbert “Tibby or Tibbie” COTTER
November 1, 1917 (Age 78 years)
Address: Plot D Grave 50
Cemetery: Beersheba War Cemetery
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006, page 8
Text:

Lyn Collingwood has written, in part:

"Albert was buried in the Palestine 1 Beersheba War Cemetery. Now in Israel, Beersheba lies 43 kilometres south-east of Gaza. By July 1918, the cemetery contained 139 bodies, increased to 1,241 after the Armistice. The brothers’ war service, and their battalion colours, are featured on the Cotter family’s monument in Sydney’s Waverley Cemetery.

Note: Part transcription from his military record.
Note: By October 1917, General Allenby's force had been entrenched in front of a strong Turkish position along the Gaza-Beersheba road for some months, but they were now ready to launch an attack with Beersheba as its first objective. On 31 October, the attack was carried out by the XXth Corps (10th, 53rd, 60th and 74th Divisions) on the west, and the Desert Mounted Corps on the east. That evening the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade charged over the Turkish trenches into the town. The cemetery was made immediately on the fall of the town, remaining in use until July 1918, by which time 139 burials had been made It was greatly increased after the Armistice when burials were brought in from a number of scattered sites and small burial grounds. The cemetery now contains 1,241 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 67 of them unidentified.

Beersheba War Cemetery - Nov 2006
Beersheba War Cemetery - Nov 2006

Note: Downloaded from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Cotter - Albert
Cotter - Albert

Note: AWM H15569. Beersheba. An iron cross and eight wooden crosses erected by the 4th Regiment ALH over the graves of their fallen comrades.


Death of a sonArthur Dale COTTER
about 1921 (Age 82 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6087/1921 COTTER ARTHUR DALE JOHN HENRY MARGARET HAY NEWTOWN
Note: There is also this entry in the NSW Death Index with a different reference number to the source, but…
Death about 1922 (Age 83 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15726/1922 COTTER JOHN H 83 YEARS GLEBE GLEBE
Citation details: 8 November 2010
Text:

In part:

Hello Stuart, Just found this today, . No questions, yet, but some more info. re my Grandparents, Jeanette (no a) Cameron, who died in 1932,and Grandfather William Henry Cotter, who died in May 1950.

Two of his brothers died WW1, 3 weeks apart, John18883, October 1917, and Albert "Tibby", who died 31 October 1917 at the Battle of Beersheba. (18887)

Jeanettes daughter, Alison Nancy Cotter, born 1 1 1910, died in Nov 2009.

I have however, a difficult task finding correct details of my G Grandfather, John Henry Cotter 16335, born Nth England, who came out here at least before he was 22 or so,. He died 1922 Glebe Point Sydney, no parents names appear on anything. The family plot is at Waverley Cemetary. You may not have any ideas for me, but I hope. Good to add a bit more to your interesting site Thanks, Jan Smith

Note: The NSW Death Index entry being the correct entry is supported by the registration of the death of his wife, Margaret Hay, whose death in 1936, was also registered in Glebe.
Family with Margaret Hay PATTISON - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1872Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
2 years
son
Australian Army CrestJohn COTTER
Birth: about 1875 36Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 4, 1917Ieper (Ypres), West-Vlaanderen, , Belgium
3 years
son
Arthur Dale COTTER
Birth: about 1877 38Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1921Newtown, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
Edwin COTTER
Birth: about 1880 41Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 1, 1929Gosford, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Norman COTTER
Birth: about 1881 42Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1953Chatswood, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
Cotter - AlbertAlbert “Tibby or Tibbie” COTTER
Birth: December 3, 1884 45Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 31, 1917Beersheba, Palestine

BirthDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15726/1922 COTTER JOHN H 83 YEARS GLEBE GLEBE
BirthWeb Site - The Glebe Society
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006
Text:

"Who lived in Your Street" by Lyn Collingwood. In part:

John Henry Cotter, an English butcher, married Margaret Hay Pattison, a Scot, in 1875.

OccupationWeb Site - The Glebe Society
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006, page 8
Text:

"Who lived in Your Street" by Lyn Collingwood. In part:

John Henry Cotter, an English butcher, married Margaret Hay Pattison, a Scot, in 1875.

MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 967/1872 COTTER JOHN HENRY PATTISON MARGARET N SYDNEY
MarriageWeb Site - The Glebe Society
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006
Text:

"Who lived in Your Street" by Lyn Collingwood. In part:

John Henry Cotter, an English butcher, married Margaret Hay Pattison, a Scot, in 1875.

ResidenceWeb Site - The Glebe Society
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006 page 8
Text:

Lyn Collingwood has written, in part:

"John Henry Cotter, an English butcher, married Margaret Hay Pattison, a Scot, in 1875. While living at 132 Phillip Street they had six boys: William Henry, John, Arthur Dale, Edwin, Norman and Albert.

In 1889 they moved to 98 Bridge Road before, two years later, taking up residence in Monteith. This home remained in the family until the death of the oldest son, William, in 1950.

ResidenceWeb Site - The Glebe Society
Publication: The Glebe Society Inc. PO Box 100 Glebe NSW 2037
Citation details: May/June 2006, page 8
Text:

Lyn Collingwood has written in part:

"John Henry Cotter, an English butcher, married Margaret Hay Pattison, a Scot, in 1875. While living at 132 Phillip Street they had six boys: William Henry, John, Arthur Dale, Edwin, Norman and Albert.

In 1889 they moved to 98 Bridge Road before, two years later, taking up residence in Monteith. This home remained in the family until the death of the oldest son, William, in 1950."

DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15726/1922 COTTER JOHN H 83 YEARS GLEBE GLEBE
DeathEmails - Jan Smith
Citation details: 8 November 2010
Text:

In part:

Hello Stuart, Just found this today, . No questions, yet, but some more info. re my Grandparents, Jeanette (no a) Cameron, who died in 1932,and Grandfather William Henry Cotter, who died in May 1950.

Two of his brothers died WW1, 3 weeks apart, John18883, October 1917, and Albert "Tibby", who died 31 October 1917 at the Battle of Beersheba. (18887)

Jeanettes daughter, Alison Nancy Cotter, born 1 1 1910, died in Nov 2009.

I have however, a difficult task finding correct details of my G Grandfather, John Henry Cotter 16335, born Nth England, who came out here at least before he was 22 or so,. He died 1922 Glebe Point Sydney, no parents names appear on anything. The family plot is at Waverley Cemetary. You may not have any ideas for me, but I hope. Good to add a bit more to your interesting site Thanks, Jan Smith