Charles Edward Guy

Died:                            22nd March 1918
Death Location:      France

Life before the War
In the 1916 / 1917  Southampton Street Directory a Mr Charles Guy was living at 35 Southbrook Road.

There is a possibility that Charles E Guy married Elsie Rose Trodd in 1913 in Southampton.

War Service
Charles enlisted into the Gloucestershire regiment, 13th (Service) Battalion (Forest of Dean) (Pioneers).  His rank was Private and his Service Numbers were 5433, 242277 and 37848.

He died while serving in the Western European Theatre, killed in action on the 22nd march 1918. He is Remembered with Honour at the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Historical Information
Peronne was taken by the Germans on 24 September 1914. On 18 March 1917 the 40th and 48th Divisions captured the town but it was recovered by the Germans on the 23rd March 1918. It changed hands for the last time on 1 September 1918 when it was taken by the 2nd Australian Division

National Roll of the Great War
“Guy, C. E., Private, 13th Gloucestershire Regiment.
Joining in May 1916 he was sent to France four months later and was wounded during engagements at Bullecourt and on the Somme. On March 22nd 1918 he was killed in action during the early days of the German Offensive and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
35 Southbrook Road, West Station, Southampton”.

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