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Roland Wallace Guy

Mr Guy in territorial uniform. - No known copyright restrictions

Mr Guy in territorial uniform. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Roland Wallace AWMM
  • Surname
    Guy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1487 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 November 1893 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Lunesdale, Ongaonga, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A. Guy (father), Solicitor, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1487 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Palmerston North High School Cadets AWMM
    • Christ College Cadets AWMM
    • 1st Canterbury Regiment (Coast Defence) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Solicitor/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 1/4 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action 8 August 1915. Admitted to 16th Casualty Clearance Station 11 August 1915, then to St Ignatius Hospital, Malta ex H.S. Valdivia on 20 August 1915. Embarked on Dover Castle 15 September 1915 and admitted to 2 Western Secc? Hospital, Manchester on 23 September 1915. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to Camp hospital, Hornchurch 9 September 1916. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to 51st General Hospital, France on 26 July 1917. AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Details of his death from NZ Enquiry Bureau ' I saw him fall in the month of August near Messines, when out on fatigue at midnight digging a trench. A shell came and exploded and he was hit through the neck and chest. I spoke to him but he could not answer. We got him on a stretcher and two men(?) of the 14th Coy-one named Stewart and another whose name I forget - took him to a Dressing Stn. They told me afterwards it was a Rifle Brigade Dressing Station. I know nothing as to Burial.' Reference : Cpl. G. Chandler 8/2309

    Rev. S. Parr attended burial. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Messines, Belgium AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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