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Guy, Alfred Alexander (Alf) (1892–1965)

Alfred Alexander Guy, n.d. photographer unknown

Alfred Alexander Guy, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

ALFRED ALEXANDER GUY, was born on 8th September, 1892, at Burwood, near Sydney, New South Wales, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Henry Guy. He was educated principally at the High School, Perth, Western Australia. He entered the service of the Bank at Perth on 3rd July, 1909, and was transferred to Kalgoorlie in May, 1912; and in February, 1913, he returned to Perth office as ledger-keeper.

Alfred Guy had had six years’ training with the Citizen Forces before he enlisted on 17th January, 1916. The following month he was made sergeant, and on 1st May of the same year was promoted to second-lieutenant in the 44th Battalion, just before leaving Australia.

Lieutenant Guy went into action soon after arrival in France, and on 21st November was gazetted lieutenant. While in the trenches he was hit in the head by an enemy bullet, and for months afterwards lay in the hospital completely paralysed in the right side, having lost both memory and speech. Fortunately he recovered sufficiently to allow of his being invalided back to Australia, and after a delicate operation at the Base Hospital, Fremantle, his condition improved considerably. He received his discharge on 30th May, 1918.

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