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Albert Hector Guy

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Hector AWMM
  • Surname
    Guy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/244 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 October 1891 AWMM NgatimotiTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ngatimoti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.A. Guy (father), Ngatimoti, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/244 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) AWMM
      Citation for Meritorious Service Medal (MSM): "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 7th, 8th and 9th June 1917 Sergeant-Major Guy was in command of the Regimental carrying party taking S.A.A., food and water to the Companies in the front line, and although the overland tracks were under continuous heavy shellfire, he never failed to get his parties through. His personal bravery and disregard for saftey inspired his men to carry through an extremely dangerous and difficult task. Again at the capture of the Au Chasseuk Cabaret on the 15th of June, and until the 19th of June, Sergeant-Major Guy was in command of the ration and water party carrying forward to shell-hole positions; and through his personal efforts, gallantry, and devotion to duty, the men in the line were well and regularly fed in spite of intense enemy bombardment." (London Gazette, 1 January 1918, p. 77, Rec. No. 1180) AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      Citation for Mentioned in Despatches (MID): "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the night of the 1st/2nd October on Zonnebeke-Kanas Cross Road, an evening attack was expected and Sergeant-Major Guy was sent up to the forward posts with a supply of S.O.S. flares which had just been received - the signal having been altered. Although a very heavy H.E. barrage had been put down on the support line S.M. Guy worked his way through with his party in spite of great personal risk. His fine personal example inspired his men in their task and they delivered the flares without casualties. The signal was used about four hours later and the foward posts near Otto Farm would have been in great danger if the flares had failed to arrive." (London Gazette, 28 December 1917, p. 13575, Rec. No. 1337) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of John Arliss and Elizabeth Mouter Guy, of Ngatimoti, Nelson. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Mr. John A. Guy, of Ngatimoto [sic], has received advice that his son, Company Sergeant-Major Albert Hector Guy has been killed in action. He was the second son of Mr. Guy, and left New Zealand with the main body. Mr. Guy has two other sons at the front. Prior to enlisting Albert was farming at Ngatimoti. (Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1917, p. 21) AWMM
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Ngatimoti War Memorial, Tasman District, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 289 AWMM
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
      McDonald, W. (2001). p. 128. AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 15 November 1917, p. 21. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Hickford, Paul, They Marched to War, 2019, pp. 17 & 210. Public - Paul - Researcher - 28 April 2021 - Tribute to Bank of New Zealand staff and their families.

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
04 May 2021PeterNelsonResearcher
28 April 2021PaulWest Auckland, New ZealandResearcher
19 October 2017EunjuChristchurch, New ZealandOther
23 December 2016VictoriaWellington, New ZealandResearcher

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