Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Harry Jordon Guest

In memory of:

Corporal Harry Jordon Guest

September 11, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

55210

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

19th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Albert E. and Susan Guest, of 60, Courcelette Rd., Toronto, Ontario.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. A. 24.

Location:

Contalmaison is a village in the Department of the Somme, 6 kilometres east-north-east of Albert. The Sunken Road, from which the cemetery is named, is part of the Contalmaison-Pozieres road, and the cemetery lies a little east of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of HARRY JORDON GUEST– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Medals and Memorabilia– The medals and memorabilia of Cpl. Harry Jordan Guest. Mounted in a period oak-box is the 1914-15 Star "Trio", Memorial Plaque, and Memorial Cross on chain. In addition are two Good Conduct medals awarded to young Harry by the Toronto School Board after the turn of the century. A beautiful photo of Harry Guest tops the collection, showing him sometime after enlistment into the CEF. Circumstance of death reports of September 11, 1916: "Whilst in charge of a bombing party in an advanced post at Courcelette, he was killed by the explosion of an enemy shell".
  • Memorial Plaque– A detail of the Memorial Plaque named to Harry Jordan Guest.
  • Memorial– Corporal Harry Jordon Guest is remembered on the GUEST family memorial located at St. John's (Norway) cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Inscription

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