Harry Godley

Private 42951

1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.)

Harry Godley died on 31st July 1917, aged 20 years, and was buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

He was born c1897 at Kirkby-in-Ashfield, and was the son of Samuel and Rebecca Godley. Samuel Godley was a clerk at Annesley Colliery, and also a member of Annesley Parish Council. He married Rebecca Morris at Annesley Church in May 1890. Both were listed as natives of Kirkby on the 1901 census.

At the time of Harry's death his parents were living at Portland House, Annesley Woodhouse, Notts.



From ‘Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-19 – Part 49 The Sherwood Foresters’

GODLEY Harry. Born Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts, enlisted Derby  (resides Woodhouse, Notts). 1st Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.). Private 42951, Killed in Action, France & Flanders, 31st July 1917.



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