Roll of Honour - March 1915

In March 1915 the 'Lincolnshire Chronicle' published lists of all the serving men of their area.  For Scotter there were just seven names:-

John William Bennett              Lincolnshire Regiment   (see below)
Herbert Edmund Cottingham    Royal Flying Corps         (see below)
Thomas Henry Fountain           Lincolnshire Regiment   (killed but not listed)
Uriah Francis Loughton           Lincolnshire Regiment   (South side)
John James Naylor                 ‘P’ (unknown meaning)   (South side)
George William Rennison          Lincolnshire Regiment   (South side)
Arthur Cook Snowden             Royal Engineers            (East side)


JOHN WILLIAM BENNETT

14636 Private, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

born about 16th May 1896 in Scotton
son of John (a brick maker from Misterton) and Sarah (of Hemingfield near Barnsley)
became a brick maker

enlisted 29th December 1914 at Gainsborough claiming to be 21 years old
described as just under 5 feet 10 inches tall weighing 137 pounds
whilst training in 1915 suffered a bullet wound to the knee
treated at Aylesbury and Tring
disembarked in France on 10th September 1915
captured by the Germans just 2 weeks later
held at Gefangenenlager, Munster as Prisoner 142895
repatriated to England 12th January 1919
on demobilisation posted to Class Z Reserve - a civilian obliged to return to the Army if called upon

married Annie Blanchard in 1923
remembered on Scotton War Memorial in St. Genewy’s church

Herbert edmund cottingham

photo from Shawn Cottingham, great grandson of his brother George Tom

 

HERBERT EDMUND COTTINGHAM  ('Bert')

3232 Corporal, Royal Flying Corps
3232 Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force
 

born 16th May 1892 in Scotter

son of George Walter (a grocer from Owmby) and Emma (nee Marris of Scotter)

family lived on High Street then West Street
 

1st Class Air Mechanic in the Royal Flying Corps
disembarked in France on 10th October 1915
wounded
 
 

Mentioned in Dispatches
On 15th May 1917 the Secretary of State for War published in the ‘London Gazette‘:- 
  ‘General Headquarters 9th April, 1917. 
   Sir, - I have the honour to submit a list of names of those officers, ladies, non-commissioned officers, and men, serving, or who have served, under my command, whose distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty I consider deserving of special mention.
   I have the honour to be Sir, Your obedient Servant, D. Haig, Field Marshal, Commander-in-Chief, The British Armies in France.’
underneath are many pages of names and Herbert’s is amongst them
 

became a pork butcher
married Mary E. Wray in 1927
they didn’t have children
had a shop at 80 High Street, Barton-on-Humber where he lived
also a partner in Cottingham Brothers Limited with a confectioners shop at 197 Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe and a pork butchers at 18 Queen Street, Market Rasen
by 1960 was living at Yuba House on Dam Road then moved to 74 Ferriby Road, Barton-on-Humber
in the 1960s the company opened more Scunthorpe shops with a bakery at 286 Ashby High Street and confectioners at 60 Old Brumby Street and on Oswald Road

died in 1971 aged 79 in the Caistor registration district