Topic: AIF - 4B - 12 LHR
12th LHR, AIF
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Albert "Tibby" Cotter
Albert "Tibby" Cotter's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial
Albert "Tibby" Cotter
Service number: 924
Rank: Trooper [Tpr]
Unit: 12th Australian Light Horse
Date of death: 31 October 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: PALESTINE 1 Beersheba War Cemetery
War Grave Register notes: COTTER, Tpr. Albert, 924. 12th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 31st Oct., 1917. Age 33. Son of John Henry and Margaret Hay Cotter, of 266. Glebe Point R., Sydney, New South Wales. D. 50.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
Albert "Tibby" Cotter aka "The Sydney Express" wearing the Baggy Green.
A brief military biography of Albert "Tibby" Cotter from The AIF Project:
|Date of birth||3 December 1884|
|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|School||Sydney Grammar School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||'Monteith', Glebe Road, Glebe, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Father, John Henry Cotter, 'Monteith', Glebe Road, Glebe, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Enlistment date||15 April 1915|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll||15 April 1915|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/17/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Light Horse Regiment|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||International cricketer from 1904 to 1912|
|Fate||Killed in Action 31 October 1917|
|Place of death or wounding||Beersheba, Palestine|
|Age at death||33|
|Age at death from cemetery records||33|
|Place of burial||Beersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 50), Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Margaret COTTER, 266 Glebe Point Road, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 5678 Private John COTTER,4th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement; killed in action, France, 4 October 1917.|
|Other details|| |
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine
Transferred to 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 13 November 1915; found guilty, 10 December 1915, of being drunk whilst on active servce, Gallipoli, 9 December 1915: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2; to Divisional Headquarters for punishment, 10 December 1915; returned to unit, 15 December 1915; after evacuating Gallipoli he disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt, 27 December 1915.
Found guilty, 21 February 1916, of being absent without leave from 7 am, 30 January, until night of 31 January 1916: awarded 14 days Confined to Barracks; fined £1.
Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 22 March 1916.
To be Lance Corporal, 20 May 1917.
Reverted to Trooper at own request, 17 July 1917.
Marched out to Rest Camp, Port Said, 19 August 1917; rejoined unit, 29 August 1917.
Killed in action, Beersheba, Palestine, 31 October 1917 (gun shot wound).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COTTER Albert|
Lest we forget
Further Reading:12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Roll of Honour