Alfred Edmund Godsal
He was the cousin of Wilfred Parke.
Life & Career
His Service Records clearly give two separate dates for his birth, suggesting perhaps there was some fibbing.
Godsal was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1905.
Godsal was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1913.
Godsal was appointed to the battleship Centurion as she was still building, on 20 November, 1912. He served in her as torpedo officer through 11 February, 1918, being promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1917.
He was eventually killed on the night of 9/10 May in Vindictive as he moved forward to get a better view as she was expended as part of the blocking operation of the Second Raid.
Maurice B. Leslie
|Captain of H.M.S. Brilliant
? – 24 Apr, 1918
Alfred F. B. Carpenter
|Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
? – 10 May, 1918
- "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 12, 1899; pg. 8; Issue 35906.
- Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 129.
- Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 132.