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Letter from M.D Graham? Colonel, Assistant Military Secretary to Major Philip T Godsal informing him of his late son, Major Walter H. Godsal mention in dispatches. 28th May, 1918

Seen also are the certificates of mention in despatches from:

Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig – 7th April 1917
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig – 7th November 1917
Field Marshal Sir John French – 30th November 1915
Field Marshal Sir John French – 31st May 1915

Major Walter Hugh Godsal D S O, M.C (1883 – 1918) was the third son of Major Philp Thomas Godsal and Ellen Hennrietta Godsal of Iscoed Park, Whitchurch. He was educated at Eton and Sandhurst before going forward to serve with the Durham Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion.

He continued to serve in the First World War until his death on the 26th of March 1918. He was mentioned for his gallant and distinguished service in the field.

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