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Memorial Group - 21st Battalion & Passchendaele KIA


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Memorial Group - 21st Battalion & Passchendaele KIA

1914-15 Star (59374 L. CPL. P. GODFREY. 21/CAN: INF:); Victory Medal (59374 SJT. P. GODFREY. 21-CAN. INF.); and Memorial Cross (59374 Sgt. P. GODFREY). Naming is officially impressed on the Star and VM and officially engraved on the Cross. Near extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records, Medical Records and Will. Footnote: Percy Godfrey was born in Peterborough, Ontario on September 18, 1894. He signed his Attestation Paper with the 21st Infantry Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Kingston, Ontario on November 9, 1914, stating that he was not married, that he had no previous military service and that his trade was that of Telephone Lineman. The Battalion sailed May 4, 1915 with a strength of 45 officers and 1,057 other ranks under the command of Lieutenant-Colnel W. St. P. Hughes. The Battalion served in France and Belgium with the 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division. He arrived in England in mid-May, embarking for the French theatre on September 14th, disembarking in Boulogne. He spent time with No. 5 Candian Field Ambulance from April 22 to May 3 with influenza, then spent the following two weeks at No. 4 St. Hospital Arques with laryngitis, later discharged to duty. Godfrey was treated for a gunshot wound to his left hand that went right through it, which occurred on September 16, 1916 in the Somme and sought rehabilitation thereafter in Uxbridge, England. By Spring, he had recovered from his injury and on April 26, 1917, he was taken on strength with the 6th Canadian Reserve Battalion, then by the 21st Battalion on June 16th. By July 3, he had joined the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion, leaving this unit on August 21, again for the 21st Battalion in the field. Godfrey was Killed in Action at the Second Battle of Passchendaele on November 3, 1917 and is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. His sister, Miss A. Godfrey received his medals, his father received his Memorial Plaque and Scroll (not included here), while his mother received his Memorial Cross.
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