Sidney Godley

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Birthday
14, 1889
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 29, 1957 (67)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1889
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 29, 1957 (67)

About

English soldier who was given the prestigious Victoria Cross for his bravery at the Battle of Mons during World War I. He became the first private soldier to receive the award during the war.

Before Fame

He grew up with his aunt in London and worked at an ironmonger’s store as a teenager.

Trivia

His medals were sold for £276,000 at an action in July 2012.

Family Life

He married Ellen Eliza Norman in August 1919.

Associated With

He and Sergeant Leo Clarke both received the Victoria Cross for their actions during World War I.