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Guppy, J S

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John Sydney (Jack) Guppy

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 6 September 1915

Remembered on:

St Mark's Church Memorial, Jersey
Old Boys of St Mark's Company Boys Brigade Memorial, Jersey
Island (Bailiwick) Memorial, St Peter Port, Guernsey
St Peter Port Parish Memorial, Guernsey
St John's Parish Memorial, St Peter Port, Guernsey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


John Sydney (Jack) Guppy

Private John Sydney (Jack) Guppy
5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment

1914 Star

Youngest son of George James and Louisa Guppy, of 3, Rue de Bouillion, St. John's, Guernsey. Born at St. Helier, Jersey. Enlisted at Guernsey. Resident at St. John's, Guernsey.

Killed in action by shrapnel during the unsuccessful assault on Kiretch Tep Sirt, Sulva, aged 25 years.

Guernsey Weekly Press Saturday September 11th, 1915:

"Last week a letter was received in the Island from Pte. Robert West, of the 5th DORSET, son of Mr. Arthur West of the Bouet, in which reference was made to the death of Pte. Jack Guppy, youngest son of Mr Geo. Guppy, of 3 Bouilion Lane. According to Pte. West’s letter, Pte. Guppy was killed by shrapnel during the fighting in Gallipoli, Offical news has now been received by Mr. Guppy to the effect that his son was killed in action on August 9th. Pte Jack Guppy was formerly in the employ of the Guernsey Gaslight Co. Last October he enlisted in the 5th Dorsets (New Army), being at the time on the reserve of the Royal Guernsey Artillery. He proceeded to Grantham for training and passed out as a first class shot in the machine gun section. On July 2nd his Battalion left for the Dardenelles. On July 25th he wrote to his relatives, stating that his regiment was about to go into action, and this was the last letter received from him. Pte. Guppy was 26 years of age, and was unmarried.

Courtesy of The Guernsey Press & Priaulx Library