Godley, Alexander, Sir, 1867-1957

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1867-02-04
Death 1957-03-06
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: General

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x0003de

Alexander John Godley (Sir) (b. Feb. 4, 1867, Kent, England-d. March 6, 1957, Oxford, England), General in the British Army, received his commission as a Lieutenant in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1886. He later served in the South African War, and beginning in 1910 he was appointed as commander, the New Zealand Defence Forces, to create a territorial army capable of integration with wider British forces. During World War I, he headed the II ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Corps) serving on the Western Front and in France. In 1928, General Godley was appointed Governor of Gibraltar and its commander in chief.

From the description of Godley, Alexander John, 1867-1957 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10598292

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1914-1918--Correspondence
  • South African War, 1899-1902 Personal narratives, British
  • Generals--20th century--Correspondence

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)