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Thomas Cotton

In memory of:

Chief Officer Thomas Cotton

September 19, 1941
North Atlantic

Military Service




Merchant Navy


Canadian Merchant Navy


MV Pink Star (Panama) (5606466)

Additional Information


March 21, 1890
Freshwater, Isle of Wight

His full name is Thomas Charles Moore Cotton.

Son of Frank Cotton and Keturah Moore, isle of Wight, England. Husband of Dora Frances Silva, of South Kensington, London, England. Father of Charles Gidfrey and Auriel Camilia Rosaling Frances Cotton.

On 20 September 1941, at 1:51 am, 275 miles (443 km) northeast of Cape Farewell, Greenland, the Pink Star was torpedoed by U-552 and sank immediately, position 61°36'N/35°07'W.

Commemorated on Page 117 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

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