Bruce Lyle GODFREE


GODFREE, Bruce Lyle

Service Number: 2147
Enlisted: 28 May 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Pleasant, South Australia, 30 June 1897
Home Town: St Peters, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed in Action, Messines, Belgium, 28 June 1916, aged 18 years
Cemetery: La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Angaston Congregational Church WW1 Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, SA Caledonian Society Soldiers Memorial WW1 Honour Board, Springton War Memorial, St Peters Heroes War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2147, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2147, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2147, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
14 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2147, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Killed by enemy shell fire while digging out a fellow soldier who had been buried by a shell.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Frank Mahieu is with Julie Reece.

On the anniversary of his death, a moment of remembrance for Pte. BRUCE LYLE GODFREE who was killed in action on 28 June 1916, aged only 19, while digging out a comrade who had been buried by a shell. Bruce was born in Mount Pleasant, South Australia and was the son of John F. and Florence A. Godfree. He served served with 27th Battalion AIF.
United in this remembrance with his relative and our friend Julie Reece.

Rest Gently for ever more in the soil of Flanders
We Will Remember Them