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Cotillard, H L

Portsmouth Naval Memorial Memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Southsea Common

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 10 June 1916

Commemorated on St Saviour's Parish Memorial
and on St Thomas' Roman Catholic Church Memorial, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Henry Louis Cotillard

Stoker 1st Class Henry Louis Cotillard
Royal Navy. HMS Black Prince

1914-15 Star

Son of Peter Marie Cotillard and Emily Martin Cotillard, of Blaenpant Lodge, St. Saviour's Hill, Jersey. One of three brothers who served, all of whom fell.

Killed in action, aged 23 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 10 June 1916

Roll of Honour. Another Jerseyman who made the supreme sacrifice in the naval battle of 31 May was 1st Class Stoker Henry Louis Cotillard of HMS Black Prince. The sailor, who was highly esteemed by all, was the second son of Mr & Mrs Cotillard of Leonard House, Georgetown, and was in his 24th year. We offer the family our sincerest sympathy in their bereavement.

The cruiser Black Prince blew up with all hands during the battle of Jutland.

A total of 26 Jerseymen are believed to have lost their lives in the Naval Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 and on HMS Hampshire which sank on 6 June 1916 after striking a mine off the Orkneys.