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William Frank Godfrey: Sunday 3rd September 1916

William was a Second Lieutenant in the 4th Batt. Royal Staffordshire Regiment, attached to the 72nd Mortar Batt.  He was killed in action at Delville Wood and is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery.

He is commemorated in St Michael’s Battersea with a wall mounted brass plaque, is on their War Memorial and is also on Emmanuel School’s Roll of Honour.

William was born 7 July 1896 and his family lived at 32 Bramfield Road.  His father, also William, was a commercial traveller in wholesale drapery.  Frank’s elder sister was born in Pimlico while Frank was born locally and they were living in Bramfield Road by 1901.  He was educated at Emmanuel School from 1909-14 and played cricket there. He wrote an article for the Christmas 1915 School magazine detailing his doings.