Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Tpr. Laurence Stopford Llewelyn Cotter

House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1926 - 1929.

Regiment: Royal Tank Regt..
Died: 10 July 1943 aged 30 in Sicily. Killed in action.
Battle: Allied invasion of Sicily: July–August 1943. Cemetery: Cassino Memorial And Cemetery Panel 1.

Son of Sir J. L. C., Bt., Kencott, Lechlade, Glos.
44th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
'Sicily 10 July 1943. D Day.
0615 - Tulo party leave HMT Orontes.
0715 - Tulo party receive following casualties by shell fire on landing - Captain Connor MC & Bar & KP Hoare - missing believed killed, Lt HH Gush - wounded, 2 OR's missing believed killed, 3 OR's wounded. (Cotter as a Trooper was presumably one of the ORs - other ranks - missing, believed killed).'
Unit war diary: WO 169/9373