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Thomas Godchere

In memory of:

Private Thomas Godchere

April 9, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


102nd Bn.


Military Medal, 'For gallant and distinguished conduct in reconnoitring and scouting under heavy shell and rifle fire after the attack...on the 9 April 1917. This man has always shown great coolness and daring while out on scouting patrols'. British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


June 10, 1896
Long Lake, Thunder Bay, Ontario


March 30, 1916
Fort William, Ontario

Son of Mary Ann Godchere of Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 244 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

A. 25.


The Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery at Neuville-St Vaast is a small cemetery situated in the compound of the Vimy Memorial Park which contains the Vimy Memorial. The village of Neuville-St Vaast is in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, approximately 8 kilometres north of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The cemetery is approximately 260 metres past Canadian Cemetery No.2 following the one-way system to rejoin the avenue leading back to the main road. The cemetery contains the graves of soldiers all of whom fell on the 9th April, 1917, or on one of the four following days. The cemetery covers an area of 849 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall. The numerous groups of graves made about this time by the Canadian Corps Burial Officer were, as a rule, not named but serially lettered and numbered. This cemetery was originally called CD 1.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Private Thomas Godchere MM, 25 April 2018, Canadian Expeditionary Force Research Group,
  • Photo of Thomas Godchere
  • Mother of Thomas Godchere
  • Memorial Cross of Thomas Godchere
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery located on the grounds of the Vimy Memorial Park on Vimy Ridge, just outside of Neuville-St Vaast, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery– The Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery, located on the grounds of the Vimy Memorial Park on Vimy Ridge, just outside of Neuville-St Vaast, France.(J. Stephens)

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