William Guthrie

Name   William Guthrie

Number    Sapper 557 

Battalion      2nd Australian Tunneling Company  

Place of Birth Gisbourne

Next of Kin   His mother, Mrs. Annie McMahone

Date and place of enlistment   14/9/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 40 years 11 months,

5’8 ½ ” 13 stone 8 pounds, brown eyes and dark brown hair

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   mining and road making

Date and place of death

Killed in action on 17/8/1916 with the 2nd Australian Tunneling Company

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery

Relationship to Woorayl Shire


 Military History

  • Tunneller Sapper second Australian tunneling company
  • 14/9/15 He enlisted
  • 20/2/16 He embarked Sydney HMAT Ulysses
  • 5/5/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • Entrained at Marseilles and detrained at Hazebrouck
  • 17/8/16 He was killed in action
  • His effects were cards, letters, nail scissors, 3 religious books, shaving brush, 2 combs, a razor, identity disc, metal watch cover, knife, pencil, mittens, 5 handkerchiefs, brush, pocket book
  • 1/3/23 His mother Annie received medals

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