Fonds Fonds 48 - Reginald Wilfred Coker Godson fonds

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Reginald Wilfred Coker Godson fonds

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PPCLI Fonds 48

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  • 1915-1918 (Creation)
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    Godson, Reginald Wilfred Coker

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Extent4 cm textual records. - 5 photographic images

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(1896-1970)

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#475301 Reginald Wilfred Coker Godson was born 5 November 1896 in Toronto, Ontario. A printer by trade he enlisted with the 4th University Company 20 September 1915. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the field 29 May 1916 and served as a Runner, relaying messages from the front lines to officers in the rear. He was wounded 30 October 1917 and served with the Regiment until being struck off strength 28 November 1917. Due to injuries from gas, his convalescence in England was a long one. On December 14, 1918 he married Hilda Agnes Evans in Clapham Park, England. In 1921 he was working as a salesman in Hope Township, Ontario. He died in 1970 in Miami, Florida. He and Agnes had at least two children, William and Ruth (Challand).

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The records were in the possession of Ruth Challand, daughter of Reginald Godson

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The fonds contains 3 photograph postcards and 2 photographs of Private Godson in uniform, on leave in Paris, France and in the trenches. Also included are 5 Regimental Christmas cards, newsclippings, a victory souvenir pictorial booklet of the First World War, 2 letters relating the wounding of Godson and numerous letters written by Private Godson to his family 1916-1918.

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Gift of Ruth Challand, 2001.

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  • english

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Record No. 01.103

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