Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Gordon Guild

In memory of:

Corporal Gordon Guild

October 9, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

433205

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

49th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 27, 1894
Ridgetown, Ontario

Enlistment:

May 11, 1915
Edmonton, Alberta

Commemorated on Page 96 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

I. A. 17.

Location:

Courcelette is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert (next to the main road D929 Albert-Bapaume). The REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY lies about 1.5 kilometres north-west of the village. The REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY (signposted in the centre of Courcelette) is 1.5 kilometres down a single track lane (suitable for cars).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Gordon Guild– Gordon Grover Guild, born in Ridgetown, ON 1893 Oct 27, raised in Alberta, joined 101st Edmonton in 1913, joined war in 1915 May 11, sailed from Montreal 1915 Nov 20, sustained shrapnel wound below the shoulder blades in France 1915 Mar 22, returned to duty after 7 weeks, wounded again on Sep 15, returned in early Oct to die in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, quickly buried nearby, reburied early 1920 in the Regina Trench Cemetery

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