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Frederick Walter James Cottrell (1900-86)

Frederick Walter James Cottrell was born in Bristol and was educated at St George Secondary School. He served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during World War 1 and entered the United Methodist Church ministry in 1923. Cottrell was stationed in China for nineteen years until 1942 when he became an armed forces chaplain. In 1945 he was appointed Secretary of the Missionary Society after which he worked as a circuit minister until superannuation in 1963.

Source: Ministers and Probationers with Circuits etc (1963) and Who's Who in Methodism 1933

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