GUILD, Malcolm
(Service number 38013)

First Rank gunner Last Rank Bombadier


Date 27 December 1887 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Murray Roberts, Wellington
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. M. GUILD (mother), Temuka
Religion Presbyterian
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 23rd Reinforcements, New Zealand Field Artillery
Date 2 April 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Field Artillery

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Date 25 July 1979 Age 91 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 93, Plot 593
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Malcolm Guild was born on 27 December 1887 at Temuka, the youngest 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.

Gunner Malcolm Guild embarked with the New Zealand Field Artillery on 2 April 1917, per the “Corinthic”. He returned to New Zealand aboard the “Chupra”, one of 732 soldiers due at Lyttelton about July 22nd, 1919. In 1922 he married Emily Freeman Mitchell, whose sister Caroline had married his brother, James Alexander Guild. Malcolm died at Timaru on 25 July 1979, aged 91, and was buried at Temuka with Emily. James Alexander Guild also served in World War One.


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]; NZ Times, 4 July 1919 (Papers Past)

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