Louis Henry Guidi, MM



Dec 30, 1886

Born at North Keppel Ontario to Joseph and Margaret (nee Milburn) Guidi 

In the 1891 Census, his age was given as 4 years, in the 1911 Census, his age was given as 23 years, and when he married in October of 1923, he gave his age as 34 years, and when drafted, he gave his birth date as December 28, 1890.


Dec 6, 1917

Underwent a medical examination as required under the MSA (Military Service Act) at Port Arthur Ontario


Feb 16, 1918

Sworn into the 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd COR (Central Ontario Regiment) CEF, 5th Draft, under the MSA at Hamilton Ontario 

Ø      Number 3107265

Ø      Next of kin given as Joseph Guidi (father) of 830 5th Ave W, Owen Sound Ontario

o       He claimed to be the sole supporter of his mother as his father was “aged”.  His father died in June of 1918 at the age of 81.

Ø      Previous occupation given as Carpenter

o       Later recorded as Wheelman on a Lake Liner

Ø      Previous military experience given as having attended 1 summer camp with the 31st Regiment, Canadian Militia

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


May 15, 1918

Embarked the SS Ajana at Halifax Nova Scotia



May 27, 1918

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Witley Camp


May 28, 1918

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 3rd Reserve Battalion at Witley


Sep 12, 1918

Posted to the 19th Battalion


Sep 13, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples France and TOS the 19th Battalion


Sep 16, 1918

Left the CIBD and arrived at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Aubin St Vaast


Sep 21, 1918

While still at the CC Rein C, he was posted to the 21st Battalion and left to join that Battalion


Sep 22, 1918

TOS the 21st Battalion and joined them in the field  

The 21st Battalion was in Brigade Support in the Buissy Switch Line.  However, he joined the Rear Detail some distance behind that line.  The Rear Detail contains the Headquarters and Transport Sections.  He was part of a draft of 36 Other Ranks and assigned to “D” Company.  He would have joined the main part of the Battalion on September 26th when they came out of the line


Oct 21, 1918

Promoted to rank of Corporal to replace Cpl Hanna 640215, who had proceeded to England wounded


Mar 1, 1919

Admitted to No 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) diagnosed with PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin) which is a fever


Mar 9, 1919

Transferred to No 4 CFA and diagnosis changed to read Influenza


Mar 25, 1919

Transferred to No 53 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) and diagnosis changed again to read Bronchitis


Mar 31, 1919

Transferred to No 54 General Hospital at Auberqe


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Le Havre


Disembarked in England and proceeded to Witley


Apr 6, 1919

TOS the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) on admission to the No 16 Canadian General Hospital at Orpington


Apr 25, 1919

Discharged from hospital and TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford 

Granted sick leave until May 7, 1919


May 14, 1919

Transferred to MD Wing #2 at Kinmel Park pending return to Canada


Jun 2, 1919

Embarked the SS Lapland at Liverpool


TOS No 2 District Depot, Toronto Ontario


Jun 9, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Toronto Ontario


Jun 11, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Toronto Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 326199

Ø      Rank on discharge Corporal

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 830 5th Avenue West, Owen Sound Ontario


Jul 3, 1919

Awarded the Military Medal per the London Gazette #31430



Oct 17, 1923

Married to Eva Margaret King at Owen Sound Ontario 

Ø      The date is not noted in the file that I received, but his British War Medal and Victory Medal were sent to him at 830 5th Avenue West, Owen Sound Ontario


Apr 4, 1975

Died at Owen Sound Ontario and buried in the Greenwood Cemetery there. 

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