Pte. Sidney Godley VC
(1889-1957)

Died aged c. 68

Sidney Frank Godley VC (14 August 1889 – 29 June 1957) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was the first private soldier awarded the VC in World War I.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Pte. Sidney Godley (1889-1957) Awarded the first VC of the Great War 23rd August 1914

164 Torrington Drive, Loughton, United Kingdom where they was

Born in East Grinstead Sidney Frank Godley VC 1889-1957 Pte. 4th Btn. Royal Fusiliers Battle of MONS 23rd August 1914

East court Mansion, East Grinstead, United Kingdom where they was born (1889)