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- James William Godsell -

Unknown person Name : James William Godsell

Son of Charles Albert Godsell and Ellen Godsell, of Lowtherville, Ventnor.

Born 1896, Ventnor.
  Census information :

1901 : James William Godsell is with his grandparents David and Jane Butt, at 2, Fern Cottage, Lowther Road, Ventnor.

1911 : Charles Albert and Ellen Godsell with their family including James, are at 1 Elizabeth Cottages, Ventnor. Charles Godsell is a stableman.

  Service Details :

Rifleman 330132 James William Godsell, 1/8th Bn Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles)

  Casualty Details :

Died 2 November 1917, aged 21

Buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
St Nicholas Chapel, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial
Drill Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial
  Documents :


Friday, November 23, 1917 Page 1

News has been received that Pte. W. Godsell, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Godsell, of Lowtherville, has been killed in action during recent fighting in Palestine. He was a Ventnor National School boy. His parents will have the deepest sympathy in their bereavement.


Friday, November 23, 1917 Page 2

MR. AND MRS. GODSELL wish to thank all kind friends for the kindness and sympathy shown them in the sudden loss of their darling boy, also for letters, especially from the teachers and dear little ones at St. Margaret's School.


Friday, December 14 1917 Page 2

Ventnor District Council.
The Chairman said he was sorry to say there were further reports of local men having been killed in action and died for their country, Rifleman Godsell, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Godsell, C.-S.-M. Jenkins, son of Sergt. and Mrs. C. Jenkins, who were killed in Palestine, Pte. Milligan, who they all knew, and Pte. Drudge. Nothing they could say could compensate the parents and relatives of those who had given their lives, but they offered them all the sincerest sympathy in their bereavement. The Councillors stood in their places as a mark of sympathy in their bereavement.
(not all the report has been transcribed)
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Page last updated : 5 July 2013 - thanks to Janet Griffin for newspaper research


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