COTTRILL/Oswestry and New Zealand
Our ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ ancestor George Frederick Alfred Cottrill was born in Hackney, London, in 1920.
He went from being awarded a Military Medal in 1943 to being tried in Australia for impersonating a priest in 1951. For a short time in Sydney, Australia, he was known as Rev Graham Parkhouse.
He had joined the RAF in 1942, Can you help Tracy Veness with information about George Frederick Alfred Cottrill? aircraftman 654132, transferring to the New Zealand Air Force and marrying Claire with whom he had two children. The family last saw him in 1963 looking for money to fund passage on a ship.
Tracy Veness, by email