Private 46581, 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

Killed in action 25th April 1917, age 30.

Remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Former student of dentistry.


Edward was born in 1887 to Edward Garibaldi Cotton, a dentist. After his schooling at Manchester Central High School he came to Manchester University in 1903 qualifying in dentistry in 1908.

Having enlisted on 17th April 1916 Edward was killed a year later near Arras in France. He left effects worth £806 9s 11d to his father.