Distinguished Conduct Medal, GV, Military Medal, GV, 1914-5 Star Trio, S-9725 Lance Corporal R. C. Cotton, 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.
Awarded the D.C.M. in the London Gazette, 3rd June 1918 with citation in Supplement of 21st October 1918:
“For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher-bearer, when his high sense of duty and admirable example have been most marked. In action, his fortitude and contempt for danger were an inspiration to all.
Awarded the M.M. in Supplement to the London Gazette 27th June 1918 Page 7589.
Military Medal officially impressed: “S-9725 Pte – L. Cpl – R. C. Cotton. 8/ Sea: Highrs:”
DCM officially impressed: “S-9725 Pte – L. Cpl. – R. C. Cotton. 8/Sea: Highrs:”
1914-15 Star trio all officially impressed: “S-8725 Pte. R. C. Cotton. Sea: Highrs”
First entered into France on 10th December 1915.