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 2ns March 1915 and was accidentally killed 16th July 1915, age 28.

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

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

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium.
Photograph of name not yet obtained. Grave picture not yet obtained.
Corporal Godson is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Sutton-in-Ashfield War Memorial (St. Michael and All Angels Cross), Nottinghamshire.
Sutton-in-Ashfield Cemetery War Memorial, Nottinghamshire.