Rank or Title
Date of Death
24 Jul 1916
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
John Edward Godfrey, formerly Sapper 1611, 2nd East Anglian Division Royal Engineers, died on July 24th, 1916, nearly 18 months after being discharged as medically unfit for military service. Born in Caddington, he was aged 32.
He joined the Royal Engineers in December 1914 and was discharged the following February. He had suffered from heart trouble which developed into jaundice and he died after a long illness.
Prior to enlistment he was a bricklayer living at 5 Dane Road, Luton. He left a widow, Clara, and four children, the youngest just six weeks old. He had married Clara (nee Carter) in 1905 and at the time of the 1911 Census was living with her parents at 27 Crawley Green Road, Luton.
He was buried in Caddington Churchyard on July 29th and is commemorated on the war memorial there as well as on the Luton Roll of Honour.