LEST WE FORGET

Second Lieutenant John GODLEE

From Australia serving in the Royal Flying Corps

Service No: 274 (Australian Army)
Born: Adelaide SA, August 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 21 October 1914
Unit: 32nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, based at Treizennes, France
Died: Air Operations, France, 19 July 1916, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Theodore and Charlotte Godlee, of 38 Marlborough Street, St. Peters, South Australia. Also served at Gallipoli
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 27 December 1915, Second Lieutenant Godlee resigned from the Australian Army and accepted a Commission in the British Army.

While escorting an offensive patrol on 19 July 1916, Second Lieutenant Godlee, flying DH Scout aircraft 7874, was wounded during aerial combat near Provin and lost consciousness and crashed out of control near Noeux les Mines.

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, GODLEE J
National Archives UK RAF Casualty Book AIR 1/967 page 113, 107484

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