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Full Name
Amos William Godsell
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Amos William
Surname
Godsell
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
1/279
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
  • Private
  • Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
  • Unknown occupation
  • Clerk
Next of Kin
  • Miss E.M. Godsell, care of Mr McKeown, 16 Pitarua Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mrs Katherine McKeowen (sister), 50 Ohiro Road, Wellington, New Zealand
Marital Status
  • Single
  • Unknown marital status
Enlistment Address
  • 210 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Unknown address
Military District
  • Wellington
  • Unknown military district
Body on Embarkation
  • Samoan Advance Party
  • New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
  • 5th (Wellington) Regiment
  • 17th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date
  • 15 August 1914
  • 27 September 1916
Place of Embarkation
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
  • Moeraki or Monowai
  • Pakeha
Destination
  • Apia, Samoa
  • Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Footnotes
Ex Samoan Advance.
Nominal Roll Number
  • Vol1
  • 41
Page on Nominal Roll
  • 268
  • 8
Campaigns
  • Samoa
  • Messines
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Belgium
Date of Death
7 June 1917
Age at Death
20
Year of Death
1917
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium
Biographical Notes
Amos Godsell was the son of the late John and Margaret Godsell, of Kakahu, South Canterbury, New Zealand. Native of Auckland. Also served at Samoa.
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917
Additional Information
New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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