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1/1st Battalion, Worcestershire Hussars 2/1st Battalion, Worcestershire Hussars 3/1st Battalion, Worcestershire Hussars
28th Aug 1915 Range Finder course at Bisley
28th Sep 1916 Transfer
30th Sep 1916 Reinforcements
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during the Great War 1914-1918.
- Behan John. Sgt. 1/1st Btn. (d.23rd Apr 1916)
- Godrich E. Victor. Sgt.
- Godrich Edward V. Sgt. 1st
- Harris Godfrey Jubilee. Pte. 1st/1st (Worcester Yeomanry) (d.16th Aug 1916)
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Pte. Godfrey Jubilee Harris 1st/1st (Worcester Yeomanry) Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (d.16th Aug 1916)Godfrey Harris died on the 16th of August 1916, aged 19 and buried in the Baghdad North Gate Cemetery, Iraq. He was the son of George and Ellen Harris of 75 Church Rd., Rainbow Hill, Worcester.s flynn
Sgt. John Behan 1/1st Btn. Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (d.23rd Apr 1916)John Behan was born in Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire), Ireland, and was living in Dublin when he enlisted in Worcester. He was killed in action in Egypt as a result of a dawn attack from Turkish troops. He is commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial located in the Jerusalem War Cemetery.S Flynn
Sgt. E. Victor Godrich Queen's Own Worcestershire HussarsGrandpa Victor fought in Both World Wars. Firstly joining the QOWH in 1908 at Kings Heath, Birmingham. As to get a holiday at annual camp with his chums from the Main PO in town, who all joined up with him. When war came in Aug 1914, they all volunteered to go on active service. So much preparation went on to get horses & troopers ready for battle. Time came to leave Worcester all geared up, then onto Salisbury Plain, then onto Kings Lynn, for Embarkation to Alexandria.
One funny thing that I remember Grandpa telling me, was while they & their horses were getting ready for the off, a Zeppelin came over Kings Lynn & bombed the place. The first time the UK had been, I believe. Thus all the horses stampeded North, South, East & West. It took them several days to gather them all back again!
The QOWH landed as Infantry at Suvla Bay in Aug 1915, & crossed the Salt Lake to Chocolate Hill, & Hill 60. Where fierce fighting against the Turks ensued. Disease was rife, thus Grandpa caught typhus & dentistry, so he & many others where taken off, back to Alexandria. Phew...he survived Gallipoli. He was lucky again, as the Dr said there was a hospital ship going back to Blighty, "would you like to go?"! "Cor blimey Sir, yes Sir!" Ah back in Blighty up North in Lancs., then homeward to see Mum & sisters. Then back to the Regiment in Worcs.
Several months later he did some MG Training as a Trainer, for the next draft out. They then went back to Alexandria, for the protection of the Suez Canal, & the push through Palestine to kick the Turks out. Grandpa was at the Cavalry charge at Ogreatina, HUJ (Last Cavalry charge of the British Army), & Katia (Losses V.Heavy for Regt.) Grandpa survived all that, then served in the PO Guard in WW2 as Colonel. Thus living till 96! RIP, Grandpa EVG and RIP + His Cousin HWG who served in the 10th ALH & died 1917.RN.
Sgt. Edward V Godrich 1st Queens Own Worcestershire HussarsGrandpa, Edward Godrich joined the Queens Own Worcestershire Hussars TA in 1908 to get an annual holiday from the Post Office. He was at the landings at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli in 1915. He suffered with dysentry, typhus etc. like so many in that theatre of WW1. He was taken off as he was so ill, then back to Blighty, to recuperate.
He was then sent out to Palestine to help push out the Turks. He again fell ill. One night he did double sentry duty in a trench which he should not have done. He fell asleep on duty and was caught! He was marched under guard to his CO's tent for a court martial, past a couple of soldiers digging graves. He thought one of them was going to be his! He was tried and luckily his commanding officer gave him a very good report and he only lost a stripe. Thus I am here to tell you this story. Edward's army records do show that he was ill which was the reason for him dozing off. He was suffering from typhoid.
Grandpa also fought in WW2 by being in the P.O. home guard as a Colonel. After all the above, he lived to the ripe old age of 96, out-living all his younger sisters.R Godrich
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