RAYMOND JAMES GUILL

 

 

Born; 26th January 1883, Hammersmith, London.

Died; 5th September 1914; age 31; KiA with submarine off Firth of Forth.

Residence: 39, Bulwer Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Private – Ch/14783 for the Royal Marines Light Infantry – Chatham Division.

Enlistment Date: 24th October 1904 – Royal Marine Light Infantry – Chatham Division.

Enlistment Location: Chatham; Date: 29th January 1908 – signed up for 12 years. Height: 5ft 8 1/2ins, fresh complexion, dark drown hair & hazel eyes. Mole on left hip.

 

Service:

Minerva – Telegraphist – 29th January 1908.

Minerva – Leading Telegraphist – 10th June 1908 – 21st September 1908

Pembroke I – Leading Telegraphist – 22nd September 1908 – 21st October 1908

Blenheim – Leading Telegraphist – 22nd October 1908 – 29th September 1910

Vernon – Leading Telegraphist – 30th September 1910 – 18th February 1911

Blenheim – Leading Telegraphist – 19th February 1911 – 8th March 1911

Pembroke I – Leading Telegraphist – 9th March 1911 – 27th March 1911

St. George – Leading Telegraphist – 28th March 1911 – 26th July 1911

Pembroke I – Leading Telegraphist – 27th July 1911 – 17th August 1911

Amethyst – Leading Telegraphist – 18th August 1911

Amethyst – Petty Officer Telegraphist – 14th May 1912 – 30th September 1913

Pathfinder – Petty Officer Telegraphist – 1st October 1913 – 5th September 1914.

Character – Very Good.

 

Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist; Service Number: J/269

Regiment: Royal Navy, ‘H.M.S. ‘Pathfinder.’

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Memorial Reference:

3.

Chatham Naval Memorial,

Chatham,

Kent.

 

Relatives Notified & Address; Son of James & Charlotte Guill, of 38, Birdhurst Road, East Hill, Wandsworth, London; husband of Edith Mary Guill, of 39, Buliver Road, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   15, Brocklebank Road, Wandsworth, London.

 

Raymond was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Guill, 38, a Printer Compositor, born Dundalk, Louth, Ireland.

Charlotte Ann Guill (nee Doherty), 36, born Bishops Auckland, Durham.

Mary Elizabeth Guill, 6, born Hammersmith, London.

Charlotte Jane Guill, 5, born Kingston, Surrey.

John Hugh Guill, 3, born Kingston.

Joseph Martin Guill, 2 months, born Kingston.

 

1901   36, Bucharest Road, Wandsworth, London.

 

Raymond was 18 years old, a Railway Engine Cleaner. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 43, a Printer Compositor.

Charlotte, 46.

Mary, 16, a Housemaid – Domestic.

Charlotte, 15, a General Servant – Domestic.

John, 13.

Joseph, 10.

Thomas George Guill, 5, born Wandsworth, London.

 

Raymond attended the Catholic School, Hampton Wick before admission to – Garratt lane School, Wandsworth in May 1891. His father James registered Raymond and recorded their address as 27, Buckarest Road and his date of birth as 26th January 1883. Raymond was exempton from Religious Instruction.

 

In 1911, Wandsworth, Raymond married, Edith Mary Mayes They had 1 son:

Raymond Eric Guill, born February 1912, Ipswich.

 

Raymond’s brother also fell – Thomas George Guill aged 22 years – KiA – Gunner 925206 of the Royal Field Artillery, ‘C’ Battery, 280th Brigade. Grave Reference – Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

‘H.M.S. ‘Pathfinder’

http://warandsecurity.com/2014/09/12/u-21-sinks-hms-pathfinder-5-september-1914/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qToNOwMwQHQ

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/38877

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Pathfinder_(1904)

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