Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Cyril Stuart Guest

Photo of Cyril Stuart Guest
House and time at Malvern: No 8, 1908 - 1911.

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regt.
Died: 04 August 1916 aged 22 in Greece. Accidentally killed.
Cemetery: Karasouli Military Cemetery D 820

Son of Edward H. and Florence C. S. Guest, The Lindens, West Bromwich. b. 1894.
Upper IV B - Matriculation Class. House XI Football.
Articled to a Chartered Accountant.
Great War, Private, S. Staffordshire Regt. 1914; 2nd Lieutenant 10th Batt.

'To those who remember Cyril Guest's robust figure and high spirits, the news of his early death, and the sad circumstances under which it occurred, came as a great shock. He was engaged on night duty on August 4th, and had occasion to go back to headquarters. Returning alone, he tripped while crossing the barbed wire, and his revolver, which he was carrying in his hand, went off and he was shot. His Captain writes: "He had not been with us long, but he had gained the liking and respect of officers and men alike. He was invariably cheerful, considerate of the comfort of his men, and energetic." ' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

He was killed whilst out on patrol near Hill 420 on the Doiran Front, Salonika. He had become detached from his men and was found on the wire shot through the heart.
Details of campaign and his death at kaiserscross