Godby, Anthony (Tony)
No. 135000, 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps
Died as a result of an accident on Tuesday 15 December 1942 (aged 27)
Chislehurst Cemetery, Kent, England (Section A Grave 128)
In the CWGC Debt of Honour website it is recorded that Anthony Godby was the husband of Daphne Mary Godby of Donaghadee, Co. Down.
Anthony Godby’s birth was registered in the third quarter of 1915 in Lewisham, London and he was a son of John Christopher Godby (born on 28 January 1881) and Mary Eleanor (Eileen) Godby (nee Martin-Smith) (born on 24 October 1880). John Christopher Godby worked as a stock exchange clerk and their marriage was registered in the fourth quarter of 1907 in Kensington, London. They had at least three children:
Mary V. (born 1910)
John M. (born 1913)
Anthony (Tony, born 1915)
For a time, the Godby family lived at 28 Halons Road, Etham in Kent.
Tony Godby was the husband of Daphne Mary Godby (nee Pannell) of Bromley, Kent. Daphne was born in 1916 and their marriage was registered in the third quarter of 1939 in Woolwich, London. At the outbreak of war Tony Godby was with the Inns of Court Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps and on 8 June 1940 he obtained his commission as a Second Lieutenant from the Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst.
During the Second World War Lieutenant Anthony Godby (No. 135000) served with the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps and he was 27 when he died as a result of an accident on 15 December 1942. He was buried in Chislehurst Cemetery, Kent, England and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:
At the time of his death his wife Daphne was living at 6 Mottingham Road, Mottingham, London. His effects amounted to some £678 and probate was granted to his widow. His brother John was serving with the Royal Regiment of Artillery. His father died on 6 November 1955 and his mother died on 23 January 1970.