Memorial service for Southport Soldier Matthew James Cottrell July 6th, 2012 admin Latest News Latest Notices Shares Comments Memorial service for Soldier Matthew James Cottrell More than 100 people attended the funeral of Sapper Matthew James Cottrell at Holy Trinity Anglican church in Southport today (Friday 6th July 2012). The Southport man, a Sapper in the Royal Engineers, was tragically killed after being struck by a coach in Dorset on Saturday 23rd June 2012. The former Stanley High pupil was celebrating his forthcoming marriage to sweetheart Debbie Smith when the accident happened. There was a three volley of shots fired in honor of Matthew at Duke Street Cemetery in Southport where Matthew was laid to rest. R.I.P. Matthew James Cottrell Related Comments comments!