Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Sub-Lieut. John Godwin

House and time at Malvern: 3, 1933 - 1938.

Regiment: R.N..
Died: 02 February 1945 aged 25 in Germany. Shot, as prisoner of war.
Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 93

Son of Charles Algernon and Eva Mary Godwin, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
House Prefect. Cricket XXII. Football XL.
H.M.S. Quebec. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

'Reported missing from Commando raid, Norway, May, 1943. Captured by Germans; interned Concentration Camp till February 2nd, 1945, when he and others were taken out and shot, "because he was English and the English were winning the war." (This news is from his twin brother Peter, Lieutenant Royal Tank Corps, who lost one leg and had the other badly smashed in action in N. Africa in '42, but is recovered and now ranching in S. America.) ' (Malvernian, Mar 1946).