Francis John Anson Cotter

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Acting Sub-Lieutenant Francis John Anson Cotter, Royal Navy (16 March, 1894 – 1 November, 1914) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cotter was the only son of Major-General F. G. Cotter, R.M.L.I. and Mrs. Cotter.[1]

He was made a Midshipman on 15 September, 1911[2] and appointed to the armoured cruiser H.M.S. Good Hope in the Atlantic Fleet. Over the course of his short naval life, his ships would all be ill-fated: he joined Monmouth in February 1912, Hampshire sometime soon after, and then back to Good Hope for the Test Mobilisation, being granted the acting rank of Sub-Lieutenant on 15 January, 1914.

Cotter died at the Battle of Coronel when the Good Hope was lost with all hands.[3]

See Also



  1. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 21 November, 1914. Issue 40703, col B, p. 1.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 17.
  3. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 31.