Cecil Godwin

Cecil Godwin served with the regiment between 1903 and 1928; spending fifteen years with the Egyptian Army.

A diary relaying events at Gallipoli in April and May 1915 was included amongst a donation of personal archive a century later, in 2015.

Read the transcript here.

Godwin’s diary arrived in a suitcase containing an array of paperwork, photographs spanning Sudan, Egypt, Aldershot, Niger and Kashmir, plus memorabilia, letters and maps – all giving a fascinating insight into military life in the early 20th century.

Cecil Godwin’s medals are also in the museum collection. Find out more about him here.