Godfrey George Beames

Memorial: Compton Greenfield, All Saints Church Memorial Window

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 42806

Parents: Minnie Beames and partner George Watkins

Marital status: Married

Home address: Home Address: Blands Rows, Redwick, Pilning Lived: Felton Street, Felton, Winford, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Farm Labourer

Date of birth: 1891

Place of birth: Henbury, Gloucestershire

Date of death: 15/11/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Winford (Ss. Mary And Peter) Churchyard, Somerset. Commemorated at Easter Compton and Compton Greenfield Memorials

Age: 26

Further information:

Godfrey served with the 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, his regiment mobilised to France in July 1915 and fought in various actions on the Western Front including the Battle of Albert, The Battle of the Ancre and the Battle of Messines. Godfrey was wounded twice during the Battle of Passchendaele (31st July to 10th November 1917). Once in August when he was awarded a wound stripe and again on 26th October 1917 when he was awarded a second wound stripe. On the second occasion he was transferred back home but died of his wounds in Nottingham General Hospital three weeks later. Godfrey was one of 800,000 allied and German casualties of the Battle of Passchendaele.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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