Eastergate Lion War Memorial - Name Repair for CECIL GODLEY
With the support of Eastergate Parish Council, a very special planning application has been started recently to Arun District Council after consultation with the Conservation Officers of Historic England and the War Memorial Trust because of the Grade II listed status of this memorial.
Any name on a war memorial has to be read easily and never ever forgotten. Therefore, CECIL GODLEY will have his original engraved name repaired to an approved standard as outlined in the submitted planning application.
CECIL ALBERT REGINALD GODLEY, married in 1907 and the happy couple settled in Eastergate where he worked as a barber. They were blessed with six children named: Albert, Anne, Bertha, Doris, George, Beatrice and Ronald.
CECIL GODLEY, did his duty to King and Country and enlisted in 1914. He was killed in action at Arras, France on May 15th 1916.
Sadly, their is no known grave and he is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France
by R. P. Marsden
To find out more about the history of the memorial follow this link - Eastergate and Barnham Memorials