Topic: Guy George Mace

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Guy George Mace
Date of Birth: 3 March 1886
Serial number: 41844
Occupation before enlistment: Farmer
First known rank: Rifleman
Embarkation date: 14 March 1917
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation unit: Reinforcements G Company
Last unit served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Rank last held: Lance Corporal
Place of death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 29 March 1918
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, France

Biographical notes:

Attended Tauera School in 1894.

Wife was Noeline Porata, who later remarried in 1930 to George Gerland Tolhurst.

Obituary:
Wairarapa Daily Times, 18 April 1918 under Personal Items:
"A very popular Mastertonian, in the person of Corporal Guy Mace, has been killed in action. Deceased was the eldest son of Mr W. Mace, of Bramerton, and was held in very high esteem for his many sterling qualities. He was married to a daughter of Mr and Mrs W. H. Cruickshank, of Masterton, and, besides a widow, leaves two young children to mourn their loss. Deceased was killed on March 29th.

Student researcher: Zane Duncan

 

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