Stanley Chester Guild


Oct 13, 1888

Born in Kingston, Ontario to John and Rebecca (nee Simmons) Guild


Jan 25, 1915

Shown on the payroll of the 4th Hussars in Kingston for mobilization with the 8th CMR (Canadian Mounted Rifles)


Feb 28, 1915

Shown as transferred from the 4th Hussars to the 21st Battalion


Mar 5, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59401 (temporary number 1263)

Ø      Next of kin given as John Guild, father, 29 Charles St., Kingston, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Sailor

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Sep 18, 1915

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal with pay


Nov 21, 1915

Attended the NCO’s School for an unspecified course


Feb 15, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Arthritis in Right Knee


Feb 16, 1916

Transferred to the No. 5 CFA Rest Station


Feb 23, 1916

Discharged to duty from the rest station


Apr 9, 1916

The 21st Battalion moved into the area of the St. Eloi Craters where L/Cpl Guild received severe shrapnel wounds and was admitted to the No. 6 CFA where he died of his wounds and was buried the following day in the nearby Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, south west of Ypres, Belgium

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. John Guild, 29 Charles St., Kingston, Ontario 

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, John Guild, at the same address


L/Cpl Guild is honoured on the Kingston Memorial Wall (above) and on a plaque in Kingston City Hall (below)


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