Sergeant Donald Godfrey, 9th Bn Black Watch

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Sergeant Donald Godfrey 3/3761, 9th Battalion The Black Watch

Donald Godfrey was born at Stormontfield on the 14th September 1876.  His parents were John and Margaret Godfrey, who had eight children.  He received his education at Stormontfield School and at one time worked for Messrs. Lumsden and MacKenzie.  He served in the South Africa Campaign at Magersfontein with the 2nd Bn Black Watch and was taken prisoner, but he was released on the advance of the British Army.   Early in the summer of 1913 he sailed with his regiment to France.  Sergeant Donald Godfrey was injured during the first day of the Battle of Loos and died as a result of his wounds on 26th September 1915.   He was 39 years old.  He is remembered with honour on the Loos Memorial.  Donald was married twice, and was survived by his son and daughter.  He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, Victory and British War medals.


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