WW1 Pair (Godwin, 102nd. Canadian Infantry)


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760850 Pte. Charles Godwin, 102nd. Canadian Infantry. Charles Godwin was a core maker in the foundry industry, born in 1875 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England. He emigrated to Canada where he lived in Vancouver. During his WW1 service Godwin was admitted to hospital several times suffering from trench fever. After the battle of Passchendaele, during the month of August 1917, he was sent to hospital suffering from gas attacks while fighting in the battle for Hill 70 near Lens in France. There was an extensive use of mustard gas by the Germans during this battle which lasted from August 15th. – the 25th 1917. They heavily shelled the Canadian positions with gas shells resulting in a large number of casualties suffering the toxic effects. There are several edge bruises and knocks on the rim of the War Medal, comes with a copy of Godwins complete service papers.




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