|Place of birth||Perth Western Australia|
|Address||184 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Godwin, 184 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
For gallantry at Meteren on 23 April 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For gallantry at METEREN on 23rd April, 1918. Lance Corporal FREITAG and Private GODWIN were members of a bombing section. In an attack on the first objective they rushed forward under heavy fire and bombed and captured a machine gun. At the second objective they bombed a house and took several prisoners in it. They did excellent work in beating off several attacks from hostile bombing parties and set a splendid example to the remainder of the section.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1