Wars Last Goodbyes
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Tewkesbury Cemetery

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And

In loving memory

Of

Geoffrey Wallace Godsell

Great Grandson of

Elizabeth Godsell

Killed in action at

Kohima, Burma

May 2nd 1944 Aged 25

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Tewkesbury Cemetery

Gloucestershire

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Geoffrey Wallace

Godsell

1918

Coventry, Warwickshire

2nd May 1944

Killed in action in a famous battle between members of the 2nd Division including the 2nd Dorsetshires held out at the Deputy Commissioner's bungalow along Garrison Hill at Kohima in India under repeated attacks by a Japanese Division. It was ugly hand to hand fighting which began in April 1944 and continued into May 1944.

25

Kohima War Cemetery, India

Second World War

Private

2nd Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment

Kohima War Cemetery lies on the grounds of the old bungalow now gone during the fighting but the lines of the old tennis courts remain. There is a memorial to the 2nd Dorsetshires at Kohima. There is a memorial window for Geoffrey at St Mary Magdalene Church in Coventry showing St Joan of Arc.

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