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Noel George GODFREY

Regimental number1757
Place of birthKogarah, New South Wales
SchoolKogarah Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressThe Huguenots, Planthurst Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, F E Godfrey, The Huguenots, Planthurst Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the cadets and 35th Battalion, Citizen Forces
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 06-9 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli
Date of death8 August 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 22), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
40
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Julia GODFREY, "The Huguenots", Planthurst Street, Kogarah, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother in law: Major Speckman MC, 1st Pioneers; cousin: Lt Godfrey, Composite Bn of Guards (Household Brigade), killed France.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed corporal, 1 March 1915.

Taken on strength, 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 31 May 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915.

Court of Enquiry held at Fleurbaix, 22 April 1916, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 6-9 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GODFREY Noel George

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