Born; 26th January 1883, Hammersmith, London.

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

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.

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

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


Memorial Reference:


Chatham Naval Memorial,




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.




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’





Posted in First World War

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


error: Content is protected !!