WILLIAM GODFREY

Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.

 

Born: 1876, Ipswich.

Died: 14th May 1919; age: 42; of Pleurisy – 8 days & Pneumonia for 2 days, at 22, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich – Mr. Henry Wyndham West Hastings, of 114, Camden Road, Ipswich present at the death. Served 4 years & 214 days.

Henry Hastings, born 1884, Ipswich had been a soldier in the R.A.M.C for over 14 years – discharged in July 1917 with sickness.

Residence: 22, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Dock Labourer for Mr. Rogers – Ipswich Malting Company, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; date: 21st August 1914; age: 38 years & 7 months. Eyes – blue. Next of Kin: father – George Godfrey, of 22, Currier’s Lane, Ipswich.

 

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.

Service: British Expeditionary Force – France – 7th October 1914 – 24th October 1915

Mediterranean Expeditionary Force – Salonika – 25th October 1915 – 27th July 1916.

 

Joined 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment – 25th October 1914.

 

Wounded in action: 22nd February 1915.

Field Ambulance – Gun Shot Wound to the left shoulder – 23rd February 1915

to the 8th Casualty Clearing Station – G.S.W. – 23rd February 1915 – Bailleul

to No. 6 Ambulance Train – 24th February 1915

Admitted – Rouen.

Discharged to Convalescent Camp – 14th March 1915.

Joined at Rouen – 15th March 1915.

Re-joined battalion – 21st April 1915.

 

Wounded in action: 1st October 1915.

142 Field Ambulance – Shell wound to the head – 1st October 1915

7th Field Ambulance – Gun shot wound to the head – 2nd October 1915

12th Casualty Clearing Station – G.S.W. – Scalp – 3rd October 1915

admitted to the 14th General Hospital – G.S.W. – head – 4th October 1915 – Wimereux

5th Convalescent Camp – G.S.W. – 5th October 1915 – Wimereux

from the Boulogne Detail Camp to Rouen – 17th October 1915

joined Rouen – 18th October 1915

transferred to 28 General Base Depot – 21st October 1915 – Rouen

28th General Base Depot – joined 1st Battalion – 3rd November 1915

 

Admitted – 4th Canadian General Hospital – Salonika – 30th June 1916

embarked – Salonika – 7th July 1916

disembarked – Malta – 10th July 1916

St. Andrew’s Hospital, Malta  – Trench Fever

from Malta to England on Hospital ship ‘Rewa’ – 20th July 1916.

Offence: 24th January 1916 – William was awarded 7 days Field Punishment No. 1 by C.O. for:

  1. Out of Bounds.
  2. Stating a Falsehood.

 

Proceeded to Thetford, Norfolk from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex for demobilisation. Transferred to reserve on demobilisation – 22nd March 1919.

Character – Very Good.

William was entitled to wear two gold wound stripes, and one red and one blue chevrons.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 52357.

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment, 17th Battalion – 30th June 1918 – 22nd March 1919.

Formerly Suffolk Regiment, Private, 3/9177 – 21st August 1914 – 16th March 1917, and Northamptonshire Regiment, Private, 45799 – 17th March 1917 – 29th June 1918.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.92.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

No relatives living – medals not to be stamped.

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