James William Cottrell

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Lieutenant-Commander James William Cottrell, R.N., Retired (24 May, 1872 – 30 August, 1947) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cottrell was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 29 November, 1897.

Cottrell was promoted to the rank of Chief Gunner on 29 November, 1912.


Cottrell was placed on the Retired List in the rank of Lieutenant on his relief in Hecla, the date being 29 November, 1921.

World War II

Cottrell worked as an armed guard on the books of Pembroke in 1939 and 1940.

Cottrell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 26 August, 1942.

Cottrell died of a prostate condition two years after the end of the war.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Harold E. Browne
Captain of H.M. T.B. 64
Aug, 1914[1] – 21 Mar, 1915[2]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401b.
  2. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 34.