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Sidney Godley

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Sidney Godley

Person  Male  Born 14/8/1889  Died 29/6/1957

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Belgium

Soldier. Born Sidney Frank Godley in East Grinstead, West Sussex. Fought with the 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. He was awarded the first Victoria Cross of WW1, and was also the first private soldier to receive this honour. This was for his act of gallantry in defending the Nimy railway bridge at the Battle of Mons in 1914. Died in Loughton, Essex.

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Sidney Godley - E2

In later life he became a school caretaker in Tower Hamlets, which is the onl...

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Sidney Godley - Loughton

Pte Sidney Godley, 1889 - 1957, awarded the first V. C. of the great war 23 A...

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