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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Godlington, Percy James (4503)

Place of Birth: Cambridge, England

Age: 23 years

Enlistment Details: Friday, 5 November 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4503 view online service record

Next of Kin:
Florence Godlington (mother)
3a Napier Street
Cambridge, England

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 28 January 1916
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 14th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 16 August 1916
Place: France

Private, 6 Infantry, killed in action 16 August, 1916, aged 24, commemorated London Cemetery and Extension, France

4503   (Parents: William and Florence GODLINGTON, England.  Born Cambridge, England, educated St. Giles School, Cambridge. Enlisted as a steward to a ship’s doctor and joined the A.I.F. after berthing in Melbourne.  Enlisted showing his parents in England and no local address, but he was included on the Honour Board at the Town Hall with the circular returned by Mrs L ADAMS at 13 Beach Street.  Goodson was originally commemorated at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, but his remains were discovered in the 1930s and re-interred in the VC Corner Australian Cemetery)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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