1895 Jan 1. Born Dublin
1901 census at 191 Victoria Villas and Auburn Avenue, Morehampton Road, Pembroke West, Dublin
1911 census at St Augustine's College, Thanet, Kent. Born Dublin, Milltown age 16
1914 Nov 1. Landed in France
1917 Nov 27. The undermentioned to be temp. 2nd Lts. : — 2nd Cl. Air Mech. Arthur Francis Cotton, from, R.F.C.
1917 Dec 26 To be Flying Officer
1919 May 14. The undermentioned are transferred to unempld. list:: Lt. A, F. Cotton.
1921 Jul 6 Joined ADRIC with service no 2107. Posted M Coy
1922 Jan . He appears to be serving through to demobilisation of ADRIC
1922 Jul 31. He leaves UK for Australia. He is an Engineer
1923 This may be him
1935 Oct 5 Married in Adelaide to Jeanie Cowan Lawrie
1943 Census on electoral roll in Salisbury Soouth Aus with his wife. He is an Engineer & she is a Cleaner