Private Geoffrey Arbuthnott Godwin, 430644, Canadian Inf

Male 1889 - 1916  (27 years)


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  • Name Geoffrey Arbuthnott Godwin 
    Title Private 
    Suffix 430644, Canadian Inf 
    Born 19 Apr 1889  South Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 18 May 1889  St Mary Bottoms, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 9 Oct 1913  Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sails for Quebec on the 'Empress of Ireland' of the Canadian Pacific Railway Atlantic Steamship Line. 'G.A.Godwin, First Class, Tourist, Country of Intended Future Permanent Residence Canada'. 
    Career 1915  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Automobile Engineer, also member of Active Militia. 
    WW1 Enlistment 18 Mar 1915  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlists in Canadian Expeditionary Force (Manitoba Regiment) as Private in 27th (City of Winnipeg) Battalion. Service Number 430644. Attestation papers state height 6'2", fresh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.  
    . 15 Sep 1916  The Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Given the date of his death it seems likely that Geoffrey met his fate as follows: 'One of the most notable battles of Somme the 27th Battalion participated in was the Battle of Courcelette on September 15, 1916... The Canadians suffered around 7000 casualties during the battle which lasted until the 22nd of September.'
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/27th_%28City_of_Winnipeg%29_Battalion,_CEF 
    Died 15 Sep 1916  probably the Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Unknown but inscribed on Vimy Memorial, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12311  Simpson & Elder
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2015 

    Father Lieutenant-Colonel Algernon Arbuthnott Godwin,   b. 16 Feb 1841, Battersea Rise, Battersea, Wandsworth, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1927, The Old Rectory, West Coker, Yeovil, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Kathrine Hart,   b. Adelaide, S. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1904, Hertfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1856  Adelaide, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Beryl Woodgate nee Godwin, 2013
    Family ID F348  Group Sheet

  • Photos

    Vimy Memorial, France
    Private Geoffrey Arbuthnott Godwin of the 27th Battalion is recorded under the Battle of Mount Sorrel (2-14 June 1916).
    Private Geoffrey Arbuthnott Godwin of the 27th Battalion is recorded under the Battle of Mount Sorrel (2-14 June 1916).
    However this does not tally with his known date of death, so is shown here for interest only.
    Geoffrey Godwin's Canadian War Memorial Cross
    Geoffrey Godwin's Canadian War Memorial Cross
    Sold on eBay 19 September 2015 for 105.
    Geoffrey Godwin's Canadian War Memorial Cross (obverse)
    Geoffrey Godwin's Canadian War Memorial Cross (obverse)


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