Walter Henry Guy
Location address: National Civil War Centre, 14 Appletongate, Newark, Notts, NG24 1JY.
Details on cross
Brass mounting, rectangular in shape going to a point on top side(making it 5 sided) with a circular hole for mounting purposes. Reads
1st BN.SHERWOOD FORESTERS 11 672 W.GUY.
We are awaiting further information on the location of this marker if it still exists. Believed stored.
Text type (e.g. hand-written, GRU tags, carved):
Cross dimensions (millimetres please) N/A
No wooden cross left
Notes and observations: (optional)
Walter Henry Guy,
Was born in Nottingham in 1881, he was the son of Walter (a Joiner) and Kate Guy. He married in 1908 to Alice Maud Smith and in 1911 they lived at 34 Hudson Street, Blue Bell Hill Road, St Ann’s, Nottingham.
Walter Guy served initially with 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters arriving in theatre (France) 4/11/1914. He was either a regular soldier or a reservist. Guy’s Military Medal citation, Gazetted 19/11/1917, reads: ‘For gallantry and devotion to duty on the 18th September 1917, when serving in Crete [Trench], in the Plouvain area of Arras, employed in trench repair work, he continued to carry out his duties in spite of the enemy Trench Mortar barrage and was able to ensure that when the trenches were handed over, they were in good repair.’
It is unknown where and when he was killed.
Survey courtesy of: Julie Walker
Date of survey: 24/7/17