Walter William T Cotching

1913–3 November 1988 (Age 75)
Chichester, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Walter William T

When Walter William T Cotching was born in 1913, in Chichester, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Albert Cotching, was 30 and his mother, Theresa Ruth Newell, was 30. He died on 3 November 1988, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 75.

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William Albert Cotching
Theresa Ruth Newell
Dorothy Constance Ruth Cotching
Walter William T Cotching
Raymond Cotching

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War
Age 1
After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II
Age 26
Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Göttgen, a Rhenish surname from a pet form of the personal name Gottfried , or of North German Gätjen, from the medieval personal name Gado, cognate with Middle High German gate ‘companion’ ( see Gade ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • 1921 Canadian Census
  • British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990
  • England & Wales, Free BMD Birth Index, 1837 - 1915

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