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George Leonard Godsiff

Portrait of Private George Leonard Godsiff MM (14969). Image kindly provided by Marlborough memorial project (2009). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private George Leonard Godsiff MM (14969). Image kindly provided by Marlborough memorial …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Leonard AWMM
  • Surname
    Godsiff AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14969 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    D.H. Godsiff (father), Waitaria Bay, Kenepuru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14969 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    Operations opposite Polderhoek 26th November to 1st December 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 26th November 1917 this N.C.O was in command of a Lewis Gun Section in a forward sap, when the enemy attempted to raid. Although heavily bombed by the enemy he stuck to his post, kept his gun in action, and gave the greatest assistance in repelling the attack. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George Godsiff was the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Godsiff; of Waitaria Bay, Kenepuru, Picton, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    24 August 1918 AWMM
    BapaumeFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Marlborough War Memorial, 20 Seymour Street, Blenheim, 7201 AWMM

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  • You were my Great Uncle and loved Brother to my Grandfather Albert. I am saddened to think that you and your Brother were lost to the Godsiff Family forever. As long as I live you will always be remembered and Loved. LEST WE FORGET
    Public - Susan Karen - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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08 November 2016JeniferWairarapa New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2015Susan KarenHinds Canterbury New ZealandOther Relative
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