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William John GODDEN

Regimental number515
Place of birthGrays, Essex, England
SchoolTilbury Council School, Tilbury Docks, Essex, England
Age on arrival in Australia26
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Godden, 43 Montreal Road, Tilbury London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death6 August 1916
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row M, Grave No. 46), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margreatt GODDENN. Native of Tilbury, Essex, England

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