Corporal Frank Godson
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 983

Battalion : 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, 31st October 1886. Son of John and Rosamund Godson, of 24, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield. Husband of Hannah Emily Godson, of 21, Stoney Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield. He was a coal miner for Babbington Coal Company at Tibshelf Colliery, Derbyshire. He enlisted at Sutton-in-Ashfield 22nd August 1910 and was promoted Corporal 26th September 1914. He went to France 2nd March 1915 and was accidentally killed 16th July 1915, age 28, by a comrade whose rifle fired whilst he was cleaning it.

Buried/Commemorated : Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 22.

His brother Private William Godson 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium.
Corporal Frank Godson grave
Corporal Godson is also commemorated on the following local memorials:--
Sutton-in-Ashfield War Memorial (St. Michael and All Angels Cross), Nottinghamshire.
Sutton-in-Ashfield Cemetery War Memorial, Nottinghamshire.