Sgt Stripes Posted 8 February , 2018 Share Posted 8 February , 2018 (edited) Hi. I really need some help with my research into Pte 8683 Frederick Godwin 2nd Gloucester Regiment who sadly died or was possibly KIA on March 8 1918 in Salonika. His name is on the Doiran memorial to the missing. I have yet to research what happened on that day but I do know one other man was also missing and another DOW. Commonweath war graves states that he was the son of Richard and Hester "Esther" Kate Godwin of East End, Ashton Keynes, Cricklade and was aged 23 years. I have both the 1901 and 1911 census for Richard and Hester but there is no mention of Frederick Godwin however there is on the 1901 census a Frederick W Godwin aged 10. F W Godwin's birth is recorded as 1890. Although it looks like F W Godwin is the same man who died in Salonika, there are a few things wrong. I found service papers to 436 Pte Frederick W Godwin address East End Cricklade who enlisted into the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry on July 8 1911 but his papers state he served at home until June 13 1916. Pte 8683 F Godwin's MIC state his first date of entry was January 20 1915. Forces war records also state he was wounded April 25 1915 Hester Kate Godwin Died in 1911 which would explain why on Frederick Godwin's soldiers effects, only his fathers name is on it. So my question is , Is FREDERICK W GODWIN really Pte 8683 FREDERICK GODWIN 2nd Gloucester Regiment or am I missing something that is staring me in the face. Many Thanks Edited 8 February , 2018 by Sgt Stripes Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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