Other names: Lemuel
Locations in this story: Hackney, LondonGlastonbury, SomersetMotcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetPewsey, WiltshireCalne, Wiltshire
Story: Lemuel Godfrey was born in Hackney, London, on 23 Feb 1893 and baptised there on 21 Mar 1893 the son of Reginald Godfrey and Mary Godfrey (nee Marsh). By the time of the 1901 Census he was living with his grandmother in Glastonbury, Somerset. By 1911 he had moved to Bittles green, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He had joined the Machine Gun Corps as a Private rising to the rank of Corporal (Service No. 36711). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was with the 49th Battalion S.S. when he was awarded the Military Medal. He was discharged on 27 Feb 1919 and further awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Dorothy Vera Stone in Motcombe, Dorset, on 26 May 1918. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 632 New Buildings, Pewsey, Wiltshire, working as a Civilian Clerk for an RAF Squadron. He died on 3 Nov 1940 in a Military Hospital at Calne, Wilshire, following a growth on his lungs.