Arnold Ridley

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Arnold Ridley
Born William Arnold Ridley
(1896-01-07)7 January 1896
Bath, Somerset, England[1]
Died 12 March 1984(1984-03-12) (aged 88)
Hillingdon, London, England[2]
Nationality British
Occupation Actor, playwright
Years active 1923–84
Spouse(s) Althea Parker (m. 1945–84) (his death)

William Arnold Ridley, OBE (7 January 1896 – 12 March 1984) was an English playwright and actor. He is known for his play The Ghost Train and for playing the elderly Private Charles Godfrey in the British sitcom Dad's Army (1968–77).

Ridley was born on 7 January 1896 in Bath, Somerset, England. He was married to Althea Parker from 1945 until his death in 1984. Ridley died on 12 March 1984 in Hillington, London, England from complications from a fall, aged 88.

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  1. GRO Register of Births: MAR 1896 5c 543 BATH – William Arnold Ridley
  2. GRO Register of Deaths: JUN 1984 13 934 HILLINGDON, MIDDLESEX – William Arnold Ridley, DoB = 7 Jan 1896 aged 88

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