Sapper Horace Charles Godfrey

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

1 Aug 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation



Skefko Ball Bearing Co, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

13 Baker Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Toutencourt Communal Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 22nd August 1918
Sapper Horace Charles Godfrey

Sapper Horace Charles Godfrey, 78464, OO Cable Section, Royal Engineers, was killed in action in France on August 1st, 1918. He was aged 22 and the only son of Edward and Annie Godfrey, of 13 Baker Street, Luton.

An officer wrote to the parents: “Death occurred while he was on duty as sentry this morning about 1.30. There was an enemy bombing raid in the vicinity, and a bomb was dropped on the stables. Poor Horace was hit and died instantaneously.”

Horace had joined up as a volunteer in November 1914 and, after training in England, was drafted to Salonica. After nine months there he contracted enteric fever and was sent first to Malta and, later, England. Having fully recovered, he went out to France in January 1918.

Prior to the war he was an engineering apprentice with the Skefko Ball Bearing Company.

Individual Location

Sapper Horace Charles Godfrey

Author: Deejaya

Related items

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments