Sergeant Francis Lister Godlee

Service Numbers 77,138
Birth Date 09 May 1890
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Sliding Rock
Death Date 09 May 1963
Final Rank Sergeant
Units

Francis Lister Godlee was born at Sliding Rock, South Australia during 1890. He worked as a baker before the First World War. Godlee enlisted for service at Morphetville, South Australia on 26 August 1914. He departed Adelaide aboard HMAT Port Lincoln on 22 October 1914, with the ship also carrying the unit's horses. After training in Egypt, Godlee was in active service with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, first at Gallipoli and then as part of the Western Frontier Force in Egypt. He served for the duration of the war and returned to Australia aboard SS Port Darwin, disembarking on 25 December 1918. Francis Godlee was discharged from military service on 23 February 1919 and died in 1963.

Rolls

  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Adelaide
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Port Lincoln A17
    Date of Embarkation
    22 October 1914
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Timeline

Date of birth 1890
Served in 3rd Light Horse Regiment and Anzac Mounted Train. 1914 - 1918 Served in 3rd Light Horse Regiment and Anzac Mounted Train.
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1914-08-26
Date of embarkation 1914-10-22
Date returned to Australia 1918-11-15
Date of death 1963

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