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Re: Uniform Identification
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 20 March 21 18:09 GMT (UK) »
The only British men honoured were the ones who lost their lives. Good luck in your search. I hope you find the answers.
Carol

Oh, thanks for letting me know. I just thought I'd try every website I could. I bought a DNA kit for my mum for mother's day and I am just waiting to receive it. I have a feeling that it's the only way I will find out. John's children will be her second cousins so fingers crossed that one of his many children (or their children) has taken a test!

Queenie  :)
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Head - Marlborough & Alton Priors, Wiltshire
Laurance/Lawrance - London & Middlesex/Surrey
Minson - Kingstone, Somerset/Symondsbury, Dorset
Owsley - Buckland St Mary, Somerset
Pyke - (West) Weeke/Wick, Pewsey, Wiltshire
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Re: Uniform Identification
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 20 March 21 18:56 GMT (UK) »
I think I may have found something useful a marriage in Canton, Cardiff

9 November 1918

John Charles GODLEY, bat, age 26, electrician 8th Batt NZRB, father Lawrence John GODLEY, electrician

Kathleen Gladys MORRIS, spin, 23, father Herbert Ralph MORRIS, mining engineer deceased.

There is a death registration for John Charles GODLEY b. 1 Feb 1891 registered in Eton, Bucks in 1974 and also a probate record for him giving a date of death of 22 Mar 1974 and an address of 5 Southcroft, Slough.  Probate granted 7 Jul 1975.

Hope this helps.

Pinetree

P.S. There is also a service record, New Zealand Expeditionary Force although he gives his date of birth as 3 Feb 1889 the marriage is mentioned on the record so definitely the same person.
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Re: Uniform Identification
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 20 March 21 19:05 GMT (UK) »
His service record at one point gives his next of kin as Mrs HOBBS, 23 Regina Road, Southall!
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Re: Uniform Identification
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 20 March 21 19:07 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Uniform Identification
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 20 March 21 19:16 GMT (UK) »
In 1939, this time with a birth date of 3 Feb 1891, he is in Salisbury, Wiltshire occupation, petrol pump engineer.  He is recorded as married but is not living with his wife or any children.
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Re: Uniform Identification
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 20 March 21 19:43 GMT (UK) »
Marriage to May Gartrell 1934 Poole and 10 Godley births mmn Gartrell earlier ones registered in Poole the later ones Eton. Looks like Grandpa was right 😁
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Re: Uniform Identification
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 20 March 21 20:32 GMT (UK) »
Marriage to Mary Gartrell 1934 Poole and 10 Godley births mmn Gartrell earlier ones registered in Poole the later ones Eton. Looks like Grandpa was right 😁

Wow, thank you so much Pinetree for all your help. I can't believe you've finally found him! I thought someone would only be able to identify his regiment and now I've found all my cousins!

Thank you to everyone else and now I will mark this thread as completed. How exciting!

Queenie  :)

Ecclestone - London & Middlesex/Surrey
Hamlin/Hamlyn - Long Sutton & Martock, Somerset
Head - Marlborough & Alton Priors, Wiltshire
Laurance/Lawrance - London & Middlesex/Surrey
Minson - Kingstone, Somerset/Symondsbury, Dorset
Owsley - Buckland St Mary, Somerset
Pyke - (West) Weeke/Wick, Pewsey, Wiltshire
Salisbury - Dowlish Wake/West Dowlish, Somerset

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Re: Uniform Identification
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 20 March 21 20:40 GMT (UK) »
Glad to help Queenie, just one little correction second wife was May not Mary, seems she also passed away in 1974, same address as John. Pinetree  ;)
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Re: Uniform Identification
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 26 October 21 19:56 BST (UK) »
Queenie,

Somewhat serendipitously I have randomly come across this website and your post after an internet search related to my grandfather, John Godley (Hobbs), so we are related! My mother was his daughter Margaret; six of her brothers survive.
I have never seen that photo of him before, itís lovely to see such a well-preserved image.