Edward Inman Codd

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Mar 14, 1888

Born at Middlesbrough, Yorkshire England


Jul 1, 1915

Shown on the payroll for the 45th Victoria Regiment at Lindsay Ontario


Aug 3, 1915

Attested into the 59th Battalion at Lindsay Ontario 

Ø      Number 455250

Ø      Next of kin given as John William Codd, father, of Coningsby Lincolnshire England

o       This was later changed to read 59 Bankwell Rd, Milnsbridge, Huddersrsfield England.  This was changed when he later married

Ø      Previous occupation given as Fireman

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company

o       This was later changed to read “A” Company


Aug 10, 1915

The 45th Regiment’s payroll shows him transferred to the 59th Battalion


Apr 1, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia

On this date, a payroll deduction came into effect to Mr John Scott at Lodge 136, Canadian Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, Lindsay Ontario in the amount of $1.70 per month


Apr 11, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Jun 11, 1916

Married and next of kin changed to read Mrs Mabel Helen Codd, wife, of 23 Midland Crescent, Meadows, Nottingham, England


Jul 6, 1916

The 59th Battalion was absorbed by the 39th Reserve Battalion at West Sandling


Aug 10, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Aug 12, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Sep 12, 1916

Left the CBD and joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion at Albert


Sep 16, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion.  The Battalion was involved in heavy fighting at Courcelette so it is most likely that he joined the Transport and Headquarters Section that would have been held back well behind the fighting and would have joined the Battalion proper when they came out of the line.


Dec 26, 1916

Proceeded on the Lewis Gun Course


Jan 1, 1917

Rejoined the Battalion from course and assigned to the Lewis Machine Gun Section


Apr 9, 1917

During the advance at Vimy Ridge, Pte Codd was initially reported missing, then reported as killed.  His remains were first buried near the trenches, but later exhumed and buried in a permanent cemetery 

Thelus Military Cemetery
Thelus France 

Post war, his widow Mrs Mabel Codd, was sent the following at 23 Midland Crescent, Meadows, Nottingham, England: 

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Memorial Cross

Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll   


Pte Codd's name is commemorated on the Coningsby England War Memorial

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