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John William Guyler was born in 1893 in Nottingham and was the son of John a coal miner and Harriett Guyler née Bradshaw of 17 Buxton Street, Meadows, Nottingham. His father John was born in 1873 in Newthorpe and his mother Harriett Bradshaw was born in 1875 in Nottingham, they were married in 1892 in Nottingham and went on to have 8 children all of whom were born in Nottingham and were, John William b1893, Thomas Leonard b1895, Catherine Lucy b1898, George Arthur b1900, Mark Ernest b1903, Ethel b1906, Elizabeth May b1909 and Mary Evelyn b1911. In 1901 they lived at 3 Pegg Terrace Goodhead Street Meadows Nottingham. In the 1911 census the family are living at 17 Buxton Street, Meadows and are shown as John 38 yrs a coal miner, he is living with his wife Harriett 36 yrs and their children, John William 18 yrs a coal miner, Thomas Leonard 16 yrs a coal miner, Catherine Lucy 13 yrs, George Arthur 11 yrs, Mark Ernest 8 yrs Ethel 5 yrs, Elizabeth May 2 yrs and Mary Evelyn 1 month. John William married his wife Mary Elizabeth Morrell in 1914, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have a daughter Georgine Mary born 5th November 1914, they lived at 228 Wilford Street, Nottingham. Following John Williams death his widow appears to have been living care of Mrs Morrell (her mother) The Villas, Wilford, Nottingham
He was a coal miner
24 Aug 1916
549434 - CWGC Website
9th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Corporal John William Guyler, enlisted on 16th November 1914 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 22 yrs and 8 months, and his address was 170 Wilford Road, Nottingham, he was a coal miner. He served with the 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps and he embarked from Southampton on 28th April 1915 and landed in France the following day. He was wounded in action on 10th May 1915 as a result he was returned to England on 12th May 1915 for treatment. Returning to France later in 1915 he was promoted to Corporal on 26th July 1916 . He was killed in action on 24th August 1916 and is buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval.
In memoriam published 24th August 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- GUYLER. – In loving memory of Corporal W. Guyler, K.R.R., killed in action August 24th, 1916. A day of remembrance sad to recall. Ever in our thoughts. – Mother, father, sisters, brothers (Len in France).” His brother Pte. Leonard Guyler, initially of the Sherwood Foresters, Welbeck Rangers before transferring to the Labour Corps, his last posting being to the 194th Prisoner of War Company. Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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