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VC525   Sidney Frank Godley

BORN   14 August 1889

DIED   29 June 1957  AGE   67

VC Won   23 August 1914   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Nimy Bridge, Mons Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Sidney Frank Godley  No.  13814

VC Issue No.   525   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Royal Fusiliers, 4th Battalion, B Company


Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   North End, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England

Place Of Death   Cottage Hospital, 42 The Plain, Epping, Essex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Loughton Cemetery, Church Lane, Essex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   5 July 1957

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 3051

Gazetted   25 November 1914

VC Presented   15 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Loughton Cemetery, Church Lane, Essex, England

P  Victoria Cross plaque at Civic Centre, Lewisham, London

P  Sidney Godley VC House, Digby Estate, Tower Hamlets, London

P  Blue plaque, Torrington Drive, Loughton, Essex

Memorial plaque at site of action, Nimy Bridge, Mons, Belgium

P  Memorial plaque, town council offices, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Godley VC Housing Estate, Bexley, Kent            

P  Named on Victoria Cross mural, Lewisham shopping center, Lewisham, s.e. London

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex

By The Way…

The reverend Edward Noel Mellish VC MC (691) officiated at his wedding and also assisted at his funeral in 1957

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