|Date of birth:||1883|
|Place of birth:||Southampton|
|Regiment / Division:||Hampshire Regiment|
|Battalion:||2/5th (TF) Battalion|
|Died:||12th October 1917 aged 34 years|
Life before the War
Godfrey Egremont, born in 1883, was the son of Frederick and Caroline Egremont. In 1911 the family were living at Llanstephen, Lee-on-the-Solent. Frederick and Caroline had been married for 30 years in 1911. Frederick is listed in the census as a retired Mechanical Engineer, there is no occupation recorded for Godfrey who was 28 in 1911. Also shown on the 1911 census is Elizabeth Annie Moore who was employed as a Companion & House Keeper by the family.
Godfrey enlisted in Gosport and served as a Private in the 2/5th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. The battalion which had been formed at Salisbury Plain in September 1914 was originally a home service (second line) unit. It became part of Hampshire Regiment 2/1st Hampshire Brigade in 2nd Wessex Division and on 13th December 1914 sailed for India. The battalion subsequently left India for Egypt, arriving at Ismailia on 5th April 1917 where it was attached to 232nd Brigade in 75th Division.
Godfrey was killed on 12th October 1917 and is buried in Cairo War Cemetery (Grave reference F.313). The cemetery is 5km south east of Cairo and is the resting place of 2,056 casualties of World War One.
|Published.:||18th May 2014|
|Updated:||Insert dates here|
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