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|Name:||Godfrey, John Stewart|
|Place of Birth:||East Maitland (N.S.W.)|
|Next of Kin:||John Godfrey - Father ; King Street, East Maitland, N.S.W.|
|Biographical notes:||John and Mary Godfrey – Parents. 4474, Pte. James Gray Godfrey - Brother, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 26 September 1916; 73, Pte. Donald Robert Fryer – Cousin, 36th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917. "J. L. Godfrey, formerly of the Survey Office, Darwin, was at Army Headquarters in France on 25th July, and was then very well and much in love with France."|
|Date of Enlistment:||26-Apr-1915|
|Age at Enlistment:||21|
|Place of Enlistment:||Brisbane (Qld.)|
|Unit:||25th Battalion, B Company|
|Service:||Australian Imperial Force|
|Date of Death:||1917-10-04|
|Place of Death:||Zonnebeke (Belgium)|
|Memorials:||Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Belgium)|
|Service History:||Godfrey left Darwin with the First Contingent April 1915. Served for 2.6 years in the Scottish Rifles, Citizen Military Forces; Served as Bugler in G Coy, N.S.W. Scottish Rifles. He embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A60 'Aeneas' on 29 June 1915. Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 September 1915. Temporarily attached to Headquarters, NZ & A Division, 22 September 1915. Admitted sick to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 13 December 1915; transferred to Hospital Ship 'Caledonia', 13 December 1915; transferred to Convalescent Camp, 18 December 1915; admitted to 87th Field Ambulance, Mudros East, 18 December 1915 (appendicitis); discharged, 23 December 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915; rejoined Battalion, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916. Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 19 March 1916. Transferred to 2nd Divisional Headquarters, 8 October 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, 24 July 1917. Detached for duty with 2nd divisional Headquarters, 9 September 1917; rejoined Battalion from detachment, 24 September 1917. He was killed in action, Belgium, 4 October 1917. Buried on Broodseinde Ridge.|
|Related link:||"Soldiers letters", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, Thursday, 16 March 1916: p.15.|
Black over Blue : the 25th Battalion, AIF at War, 1915-1918 by Bob Doneley. Toowoomba, Qld. : USQ Press, 1997.
"Volunteers for Active Service", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 1 October 1914: p.10.
PictureNT : Official contingent of A.I.F.
Roll of Honour
Embarkation Roll - H.M.A.T. A60 'Aeneas'
Unit War diary
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 20 December 1917: p.15.
"Letter", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 12 October 1916: p.16.
Commonwealth War Graves - Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial - John Stewart Godfrey
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Fallen ANZACs|
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