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Frederick Charles GODFREY

Regimental number918
Place of birthRoebourne Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressKukerin, East Wagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, H C Godfrey, Kukerin, East Wagin, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 25 April 1915

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 25th April, 1915, during operations near Gaba Tepe, for exceptionally gallant conduct in personally capturing an enemy officer, and going out single handed and shooting five enemy snipers.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6545
Date: 3 July 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 April 1952

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