Private Cecil James Cottis
Service Number ‘350668’ – Essex Regiment, 11th Bn.
Killed in action on 17th September 1918 aged 23
Remembered on Vis-En-Artois Memorial in France
Son of William Joseph Cottis of 4, Highfields, Chapel St., Billericay, Essex. His Brother Edwin William Cottis Also Fell.
Local papers reported at the time that he was killed in the Battle of St Quentin but that battle was the previous March. It is most likely that he died during the Battle of Ephey which his unit took part in at that time.
Also commemorated on the St. Mary Magdalene Memorial, Great Burstead