Sherard Haughton Godman

Sherard Haughton Godman was born 3 January 1865, son of Joseph Godman, of Park Hatch, Godalming. He entered the Scots Guards 9 March 1887: became Lieutenant 15 May 1889, and Captain 2 February 1898. He served in the South African War, 1900-2, and was present at operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 November 1900, including actions at Biddulphsberg and Wittebergen (1 to 29 July); operations in the Transvaal and Orange River Colony 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]. He was promoted Major 16 March, 1901, and retired from the Scots Guards 15 April 1908.

He served in the Great War, 1915-17, in France, and was wounded at Loos, and in 1918 he served in Mesopotamia. He was mentioned in Despatches, and given the Brevet of Lieutenant Colonel, Reserve of Officers, 1 June 1916, and promoted Lieutenant Colonel. Major Godman married, in 1904, Florence (who died in 1912), widow of Sir A C Jervoise, 3rd Baronet.


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