Ramsey WW1 Soldier George William Godfrey 19427, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment
George William Godfrey
19427, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment
Died 11th November 1917
George William was born in July 1881, the first son of William and Sarah. He had two older sisters and a younger brother. In 1901 the family lived at Frog Hall Farm in Ramsey Hollow and George was a horse keeper. George married Jane Ann Mason in 1905 and a son, Charles William was born in October 1906.
At the time of the census in 1911 the family were living in 1 Potts Yard, New Road, Ramsey and George was employed as a farm worker.
George enlisted in the Bedfordshire Regiment in Bedford. We have not found out exactly when he enlisted but he crossed over to France on November 3rd 1915 and in September 1916 he was listed in the Peterborough Advertiser on the 16th of that month as having been wounded.
George was wounded again just after the culmination of the Battle of Passchendaele, near Denys Farm close to the village of Oosttaverne south of Ypres.
He died of his wounds on a memorable date, 11th November 1917 and was buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, the site of an Advanced Dressing Station.
By the time of his death the family had moved to 6 Longland’s Yard, Little Whyte.