2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment, attached 2nd Battalion.

Killed in action 11th May 1917.

Remebered on the Arras Memorial

Former student of Textiles.


Godfrey was born in December 1890 at Magdeburg, Germany, the third and youngest son of Godfrey Garrett-Smith. He was educated at Tonbridge School he started his studies at Manchester University in 1908 gaining a Certificate in Technology (Textiles Industries) in 1912. He went on to work at Eagley Mills, Bolton.

Godfrey enlisted at the start of the war in the 18th Royal Fusiliers, but transferred to the Royal West Surrey Regiment when he was commissioned in May 1915. He was wounded while serving on the Somme in 1916 and was later killed by a snipers bullet at Bullecourt in France in May 1917.

Godfrey’s eldest brother Louis had been died in Belgium on 31st July 1915. His other brother served and survived.