Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Alfred Godding

Died in the First World War.
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Alfred Godding

War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Bomd A Godding R.F.A.
Church Window: Alfred Godding

Ongar & District
War Memorial Hospital
Roll of Honour (Blackmore) [ERO A10815]

Rank:
Bombardier

Regiment:
Royal Field Artillery.  120th
Battery.  Service No: 58327 [CWGC]

Service Details:
Enlisted:
London  [WFA]
Medal cards: 1014
GODDING 36 RFA GNR 58327

Victory/British RFA/89B p. 7799
14 star RFA/1 p. 27
Action taken
Dup Star brought to charge by CRV 409 date
18/12/19 authy RFA/1 and 18a
Deleted from RFA/25/20 authy RFA/1 and 18a

Cl/2/2759
Qual date
16/8/14
On reverse: RH and RFA Rics return dupl. 14 star inscribed 58327 Gnr A Godding RFA
11/12/19   [Ancestry.com]

Personal and family information:
Son of Francis Godding, of
Enfield, Middlesex.; husband of Bertha Maud Godding, of Blackmore, Essex. [CWGC]
Place of birth:
Enfield Middlesex [WFA]
Alfred Godding married Bertha Maud Chumbley in Q2 1914, at Paddington [Free BMD]
Baptism of children:
13.7.1916    Alfred Leonard, son of Alfred & Bertha, occupation: “Soldier”
17.12.1916   Arthur John, son of Alfred & Bertha, “Soldier”  [ERO D/P 266/1/17]
Bertha Maud Chumbley was born Q3 1895 in High Ongar, and had lived in Blackmore from 1900.  She was the half sister of Arthur John Nash who died in the First World War and is also commemorated on the Blackmore War Memorial.

Date of Death:
8th May 1917

Age:
30

Where died:
Killed in action [WFA]

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Buried at Aux Reitz Military Cemetery, south west of Neuville, St. Vaast and 3¾ miles north of Arras. II. A. 5. Cemetery: La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, France [CWGC]

List of Sources:
Ancestry.com, Commonwealth War
Graves Commission (CWGC), Essex Record Office, Free BMD, Western Front Association


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Last Updated: 28 May 2010