1895 May 11. Born Birmingham, Warwickshire
He attended Alcester Grammar School
1911 census at 358 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth
1911 May. He enlisted in the Hampshire Regiment, Territorial Army, at Bournemouth. He was posted to the 7th Battalion and between 1914 and 1916 served in India.
1916 Godfrey, known as Dan, joined the 15th Battalion. He served in France until 1918, and Army records note that ‘this officer was gassed on 27 May 1918 owing to his respirator being hit and rendered useless’.
1917 Oct 30 Commissioned 2nd Lt
1918/1919. He served in Germany
1920 Aug 11. Rifle Brigade. Temp. Lt. M. Godfrey relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.
1920 Oct 20. Joined ADRIC with service no 799. Posted to A Coy
1921 Mar 3. Promoted DI2 in A Coy.
1921 Mar 4. DI2, and Staff Officer A to Commandant of "HQ Group .
1921 Apr 29. From his name on a newspaper advert in April 1921, he was based in Cork
1921 May 31 Posted to Q Coy. Promoted to command of Q Coy
1921 Jul 2. Relinquished command of Q Coy and reverts to T/Cadet prior to move to RIC
1921 Sep 22. Promoted as Permanent Cadet in RIC. Posted DI3 to Ballaghadoreen, Roscommon
1922 Apr 30 Discharged RIC on disbandment
1926 Jul/Sep Married in Islington to Winifred A Beresford
1939 Register. He is with wife Winifred H at 25 Esher Road , Esher U.D., Surrey. He is a garage manager
1942 Aug 19: To be 2nd Lt, — Lt. Thomas Mason GODFREY (83288) and joined the 31st Middlesex Battalion, Home Guard, as Quarter-Master.
1945 he was posted to 87 Prisoner of War Camp as Quarter-Master.
Dan and Winifred both later worked for the Inland Revenue at Hinchley Wood, Surrey, before moving to Hayling Island, Hampshire, in 1968 to be near their son Robert and his young family.
1969 Jun Died Hampshire, aged 74. His widow died 11 years later at the age of 83.