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William Edgar GODFREY

Regimental number8354
Place of birthCandelo New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButter maker
AddressKameruka, via Bega, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, A J Godfrey, Kameruka, via Bega, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

Military Medal

'This Private showed special courage and coolness near BULLECOURT on the night of 7th May 1917. He was knocked over by a shell, which also wounded a comrade. He remained under heavy shell fire dressed the wounds and conducted the patients to a dressing station and reported back to his post. On the night of 10th May 1917, this private was buried twice during a bombardment, and though suffering from shock and bruises, showed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty by carrying on with his work for 24 hours, till relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 September 1968

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