Thomas Boiville GODART


GODART, Thomas Boiville

Service Number: 729
Enlisted: 19 August 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Clapham, Surrey, England, 1886
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: City Central London England
Occupation: Auctioneer's Clerk
Died: Killed in action, France, 7 May 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mosman "With the Colors" Pictorial Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 729, 3rd Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 729, 3rd Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 729, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
7 May 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 729, 3rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Thomas Peter GODART and Katharine Frances nee FARMER

His father, of 40 Finsbury Park Rd, London, filled out the Roll of Honour circular and gave Thomas's occupation as estate agent and surveyor. He stated that he had gone on the land and had been with W Cooper at Upper Manning River. He thought he had come to Australia at 25 or 26 years of age. "My son came to Sydney to be with me intending to go on the land but when war broke out he joined up." The people his father added as reference people were Uncles George and Frank Godart and Aunts Mary and Fanny Godart 54 Ocean St Woollahra.
Thomas's grandfather, also Thomas Godart (b 29/6/1820 London) died in Australia at his residence Glenview St Paddington 6/11/1887. The family vault at Waverley Cemetery is inscribed "late of St Bart's Hospital London". He was librarian at the hospital as well as being an artist and engraver.