Henry "Harry" Cotterill

Mr Henry "Harry" Cotterill

Mr Henry "Harry" Cotterill, 21, was born in Cornwall in 1890. The son of Emily Cotterill, his father had died about 1909. He was one of 4 children and lived with his family at 26 Adelaide Street, Penzance, Cornwall. He was a builders' carpenter by trade.

He boarded Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger (ticket number 29107, 11 10s). He shared a cabin with his travelling companions and friends Percy Bailey and George Hocking. Their ultimate destination was to have been 457 Rhodes Avenue, Akron, Ohio.

Mr Harry Cotterill died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

A brass plaque in memory of Harry Cotterill and his friend George Hocking was placed in St John's School, St Michaels's Street, Penzance shortly after the tragedy. Following the closure of the school in the late 1950's the plaque was re-sited within the nearby St John the Baptist Church in Trewartha Terrace. The inscription reads:

In Memory of
George Hocking and Harry Cotterill
pupils of this school for 7 years who lost their lives
in the foundering of the 'Titanic'
635 miles from New York on April 14 1912
"Quit ye like men"

References
Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio), 21 April 1912

Contributors
Steve Coombes, UK
Chris Dohany, USA
Homer Thiel, USA
Brian Ticehurst, UK

Articles and Stories

Akron Women Tell Thrilling Stories of their Rescue From the Doomed Ship

Akron Beacon Journal  (1912) 

AKRON WOMEN TELL THRILLING STORIES OF THEIR RESCUE FROM THE DOOMED SHIP

 
1901 Census - Penzance, Cornwall

1901 CENSUS - PENZANCE, CORNWALL

 
Titanic Disaster, Westcountry Passengers and Crew

Western Morning News  (1912) 

TITANIC DISASTER, WESTCOUNTRY PASSENGERS AND CREW

 
Our Boys on the 'Titanic'

Primitive Methodist Leader  (1912) 

OUR BOYS ON THE 'TITANIC'

 
Family Information

FAMILY INFORMATION

 
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West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser  (1912) 

UNKNOWN TITLE

 
Our Boys on the 'Titanic'

Primitive Methodist Leader  (1912) 

OUR BOYS ON THE 'TITANIC'

 
Our Boys on the 'Titanic'

Primitive Methodist Leader  (1912) 

OUR BOYS ON THE 'TITANIC'

 
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