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James Alfred Godfrey

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Portrait of Company Sergeant Major James Alfred Godfrey, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F1131 12. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Alfred AWMM
  • Surname
    Godfrey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1031 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 January 1881 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Palmerston Street, Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 John Godfrey, Survey Office, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1031 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) AWMM
      Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). L.G. 28 March 1918, p3893. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his company after all the ofcicers had become casualties. he got the men disposed in safe positions, then organised rescue parties for men who had deen buried by shellfire, and directed their work under very heavy fire. AWMM
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      Military Medal (MM). L.G. 16 August 1917, p8430, Rec No 765. Messines Offensive - 7th to 9th June 1917. Citation: During the attack an consolidation of the Au Bon Fermoer Cabaret and German trenches in front of it, he took charge of the platoon and after his officer had become a casualty and by his prompt and immediate action reorganised and carried out the work of consolidation in spite of heavy shelling. He gained touch and secured his flank with the neighbouring Brigade and placed the position beyond doubt. His work on this and many previous occassions is worthy of the highest praise. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Godfrey was the son of Charles Alfred and Bridget Annie Godfrey, of Picton, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    26 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXVII. CC. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Picton War Memorial, 24 London Quay, Picton AWMM
    • Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM
    • Marlborough Great War Memorial, WW1 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 268 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
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