The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Godfrey
First Name:
Richard Edward
Nick Name:
Teddy
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7606
Classification:
Batman/Runner
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
DOB:
5.11.1919
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Frederick James Godfrey
Mothers's Name:
Alice Marguerite Godfrey (nee Ainsworth)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 22.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
South-West Bukit Timah
Date of Death:
11.02.1942

General Description

Godfrey, Richard Edward KIA 11/2/1942 Aged 22
Godfrey, Richard Edward
KIA 11/2/1942 Aged 22 .

Soldier was killed by a Japanese patrol whilst fetching water for Lieutenant V. Warhurst following his wounding at South-West Bukit Timah. Soldier had been transferred to ‘E’ Coy Headquarters, Special Reserve Battalion from ‘C’ Company No. 10 Platoon as Lieutenant Warhurst’s Batman.

 

Teddy Godfrey’s parents Frederick James Godfrey and Alice Marguerite Ainsworth married about 1914 in Perth.  Teddy had two older sisters Christina and Joan.  His mother Alice remarried about 1922 and Teddy had 2 step-sisters Winnie and Patricia and a step-brother Walter Robinson.  Teddy recorded his NOK as Percival Robinson, his stepfather.

 

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