Regiment : 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 17427
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 23 on the 23rd April 1917 in the 2nd Battle of the Scarpe (Arras)
Buried : Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France, Bay 6.
Birthplace : Woodmancote, Defford, Worcestershire, resident Birlingham, enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of Alice Godfrey, Alms House, Birlingham
Memorial : Birlingham War Memorial
Also appears on : Birlingham St James's Church with the additional information: Private 4th Worcestershire Regt.
Credits : Researched by Brian Hill. Berrow's Worcester Journal Supplement and Marriage Indexes researched by Sandra Taylor.
Occupation: Cowman on farm.
James Godfrey married Kate Bennett during the March Quarter 1916 under the Upton Registration District.
A photograph of Private J. Godfrey, son in law of Mrs R. Bennett, Bowling Green, Hanley Castle, killed, can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 28th July 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
James Godfrey has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Arras Memorial.