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Bruce Lyle GODFREE

Regimental number2147
Date of birth30 June 1897
Place of birthMount Pleasant, South Australia
Place of birthMt Pleasant, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, South Australia; Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationStudent
AddressSecond Avenue, St Peters, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Ada Godfree, Second Avenue, St Peters, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 June 1916
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 4), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Florence GODFREE, 2nd Avenue, St. Peters, South Australia. Native of Mount Pleasant, South Australia
Family/military connectionsNil
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium (killed in action, Messines Ridge).

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