Sergeant Francis Lister Godlee

Service number 138, 77
Ranks Held Private, Sergeant
Birth Date 1890
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Sliding Rock
Death Date 1963
Final Rank Sergeant
  • 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Australian Mounted Divisional Train
Place Sliding Rock
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918

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.



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) 26 August 1914
Date of enlistment 26 August 1914
Date of embarkation 22 October 1914
Date returned to Australia 15 November 1918
Date of death 1963