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3 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

Very impressive.

He must have been one of the youngest recipients of a 14 Star & Clasp.

The youngest!

Saved me from posting the same , it could be his great grandfather’s 

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9 minutes ago, Dai Bach y Sowldiwr said:

He must have been one of the youngest recipients of a 14 Star & Clasp.

Indeed. The youngest I have seen with Star and Clasp is an RMLI Bugler born on 7 June 1900. What was Thomas' d.o.b.?

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Very nice group Dave!

I would like to view the naming on his 1914 star if that might be possible.

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Found the MIC, looks like he started as a trumpeter, fair play I will take back my scepticism, he must have been around 14 ½ when he landed in France

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Thanks Dave, appreciate that! & his name correctly spelled is a bonus.

I had one yrs ago spelt Godboot instead of Godbout. Useless information I know!

Best....Bryan

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Dave,

Might it be possible to tell us something about Thomas Godbold's career pls?  With that rack of medals he must have 'gotten around' a fair bit.

Thanks,

Bryan

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Impressive group 

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13 hours ago, RNCVR said:

Dave,

Might it be possible to tell us something about Thomas Godbold's career pls?  With that rack of medals he must have 'gotten around' a fair bit.

Thanks,

Bryan

That is what I am trying to figure out Bryan. I am getting some information from the RAA Facebook page which is helpful. I know he was in India between the wars, demobbed in '37 and then re-joined in '38, whereupon he was in Battery B RHA as a Staff Sergeant in a training capacity and went across North Africa with the First Army. Here is a pic on his wedding day.

 

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Hi Dave,

I guess that you may well have seen this already.

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It seems that the MoD holds (or at least held) what's left of his service file - I understand that are currently in the process of being transferred to the National Archives.

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There is a help desk phone number here. Despite the general advice (here), I understand that given his DoB, they wouldn't need a copy death certificate with any application.

Regards
Chris

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