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Alexander Shepstone "Sandy" Godley    1900-1980
Sandy was born on 9 August 1900, the son of Godfrey Archibald Godley C.B.E. and Ruth Mary Shepstone.


(1st Wife)
Valda Mary Kirby                                      1903-1944
Valda was born about 1903, the daughter of George Henry Kirby and Alice Marie Maitland .
I have not identified any children.


Birth of Parents

Alexander Shepstone Godley 9 Aug 1900
son of Godfrey Archibald Godley C.B.E. and Ruth Mary Shepstone

Valda Mary Kirby
"Zara Valda Mari Kirby"
b: abt 1903              
daughter of George Henry Kirby and Alice Marie Maitland

The Times, Saturday, Jul 7, 1928                         MARRIAGES
FORTHCOMING MARRIAGES
MR. A. S. Godley and Miss Kirby
  The engagement is announced between Alexander Shepstone Godley , The Royal Scots, son of Colonel and Mrs. G. A. Godley, and Zara Valda, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Kirby, of Woodyates House, Dorset.

Marriage
30 Oct 1928
Alexander Shepstone Godley
Valda Mary Kirby

Back row; Tony Lomax, Pat Skipwith, Sandy Godley, Margaret Whyatt, Front row; John Whyatt, Godfrey Bird, Daphne Bird with baby Derek, Valda Godley, and unknown, at the christening of Daphne's new baby, on 24 Oct 1939.

Death
Valda Mary (Kirby) Godley Died 6 Jul 1944
 

The Times, Tuesday, Aug 14, 1945                         DEATHS
  GODLEY - On June 6, 1944, at Sumatra P.O.W. Camp, Valda, the beloved wife of Col. A. S. Godley, The Royal Scots.
IN Memory of
Zara Valda Mari Godley, Z V M
United Kingdon Civilian War Dead
Who Died Age 40
ON 6 July 1944

DAUGHTER OF Maj. George H. and Esie Mari Maitland Kirby,
WIFE of Lt.-Col. A. S. Godley, The Royal Scots.
At Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia

REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR
                    Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour


Margaret Kathleen Connell               1914-                               (2nd Wife)
Margaret was born about 1914, the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel J. C. W. Connell, and Mrs. Kathleen Connell.
I have identified the following children.
Dinah No Date      
Simon No Date      
Birth of Parents
Margaret Kathleen Connell b: abt 1914         London       1914 1Q Pancras 1b 135
daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel J. C. W. Connell, and Mrs. Kathleen Connell

Marriage
29 Jan 1946
Lt.-Col. Alexander Shepstone Godley
Margaret Kathleen Connell
Garrison Church at Bolarum, Hyderabad State, India

The Times, Friday, Feb 15, 1946                         MARRIAGES
Lieutenant-Colonel A. S. Godley and
Miss M. K. Connell
  The marriage took place in the Garrison Church at Bolarum, Hyderabad State, India, on January 29, 1946, between Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Shepstone Godley, The Royal Scots, only son of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Godfrey Archibald Godley and of Mrs. Godley, Waverly Hotel, Durban, South Africa, and Margaret Kathleen, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel J. C. W. Connell and the Late Mrs. Connell.

Children
Dinah Godley No Date              
daughter of Lt.-Col. Alexander Shepstone Godley and Margaret Kathleen Connell

Simon Godley No Date              
son of Lt.-Col. Alexander Shepstone Godley and Margaret Kathleen Connell

Death
Alexander Shepstone Godley Died 17 Oct 1980      

The Times, Tuesday, Oct 28, 1980                         DEATHS
  GODLEY - On October 17, peacefully in Zimbabwe, Lt. Col. Alexander Shepstone, late Royal Scots, beloved husband of Maggie and father of Dinah and Simon.

Death
Margaret Kathleen (Connell) Godley No Data      

SPECIAL THANKS  to Justin Kirby of London, England; a great great great grandson of George Goldsmith Kirby, for many of the details provided above.