GUILD, James Alexander
(Service number 10516)
|First Rank||Lieutenant||Last Rank||Lieutenant|
|Date||18 March 1883||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Address at Enlistment||Havelock North, Hawke's Bay|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. GUILD (mother), Temuka|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||12th Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery, No 4 Howitzer Battery|
|Date||6 May 1916|
|Transport||Mokoia or Navua|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||NZ Field Artillery|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||6 June 1965||Age||82 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 93, Plot 286|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James Alexander Guild was born on 18 March 1883 at Temuka, the eldest son of James and Janet Morton (née Storry) Guild. Along with his siblings he was educated at Milford School near Temuka. His father died in August 1914, right on the outbreak of war. Mr James Guild, senior, who had come out from Scotland in 1859, was well-known in the district as the farmer of “Trevenna”, Temuka.
Lieutenant J. A. Guild embarked for Suez, Egypt, with the New Zealand Field Artillery, No 4 Howitzer Battery, on 6 May 1916. In 1920 he married Caroline Mitchell, whose sister Emily was later to marry his brother, Malcolm Guild. James died at Temuka on 6 June 1965, aged 82, and was buried at Temuka, his wife Caroline with him. Malcolm Guild also served in World War One.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 April 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [30 April 2021]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [01 May 2021]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [01 May 2021]
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