Private Ernest Arthur Godfrey

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

29 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Painter and decorator


Oliver Dunham

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

10 Granville Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 7th March 1918
Luton War Memorial

It was nearly 12 months before the family of Pte Ernest Arthur Godfrey, 60808, 24th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, learned that he had probably been killed in action in France on April 29th, 1917. In August 1917 an appeal was published for any information about him after he had been reported missing on April 29th.

Pte Godfrey, a son of Arthur Frederick and Kitty Godfrey, of 21 Stockwood Crescent, Luton, had married Daisy Emily Going in Luton in the early summer of 1906. The couple has a son, Leslie Gilbert, born later in 1906, and a daughter Daphne Phyllis, born two years later.

Ernest and his family were living at 10 Granville Road, Luton, with Ernest working as a painter and decorator employed by his brother-in-law Oliver Dunham.

He joined the Royal Field Artillery (149940) in June 1916, later being drafted first to the Middlesex Regiment, and then the Royal Fusiliers. He went to France in October 1916, and the following month was wounded. He recovered at a base hospital, soon returning to the Front until reported missing on April 29th, 1917.

Individual Location

Luton War Memorial

Author: Deejaya

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