(Service number 10/3576)
|Aliases||GUILDFORD on Personnel File|
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||9 May 1889||Place of Birth||Pleasant Valley, Timaru (Geraldine)|
|Date||18 October 1915||Age||25 yrs|
|Address at Enlistment||Egmont Streeet, New Plymouth|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs GUILFORD (mother), Tarata,Taranaki. Later of Frankleigh Park, New Plymouth|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 11 stone 6 lbs. Chest measurement 34-38 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair fair. Eyes both 20/20. Hearing, colour vision, heart and lungs all normal. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Teeth fair; bottom teeth require attention. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Not vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. Teeth only slight defect. Fit.|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||9th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Wellington Infantry Regiment|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Wounded (date unknown); admitted to hospital on 24 June 1916 - shock. 13 December 1915 admitted to Tauherenikau Military Camp Hospital, with influenza.
|Date||4 May 1918||Age||28 yrs|
|Place of Death||France (in the Field)|
|Cause||Died of wounds received in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial, Pas de Calais, France|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of William GUILFORD & Ann nee BENBOW. Brother of Walter GUILFORD who was killed in action in 1918 at the Somme, & Robert GUILFORD who also served in WWI. Cecil's brother, Walterl, was killed in action just over five weeks earlier. Cecil was educated at Pleasant Valley School and Tarata School in Inglewood. The family moved from Pleasant Valley to Tarata in 1902. Cecil forfeited 14 days pay for carelessly discharging a rifle on 16 October 1916. Cecil left no evidence of a will. His medals were sent to his mother.
Cenotaph Database [17 September 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0048358) [11 July 2014]; CWGC [17 September 2013]; ; CWGC [17 September 2013]; Timaru Herald, 1 June 1918 (Papers Past) [24 November 2013]; SCRoll web submission by W Griffin, 4 December 2015
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