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Private 765271, 1st/28th London Regiment.

Killed in action 8th March 1918, age 19.

Remembered on the Arras Memorial, France.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps.


 

Guy was born in 1898 to Edgar, a solicitor, and Florence Maude Hewiit, their only son. He attended Normanton School, Buxton and Oundle School (May 1912 to July 1915). From May 1916 to November 1916 he was a member of the University of Manchester Officer Training Corps and he enlisted in late 1916 or early 1917. His unit went to the western front in March 1917. Having spent some time attached to the 190th Machine Gun Company he  and was killed by an exploding shell a couple of days after returning to his unit in March 1918 near Cambrai. He was reported to have been buried where he fell, but his grave was presumably lost in subsequent fighting.