Guy Satterswaite DEVONSHIRE

DEVONSHIRE, Guy Satterswaite

Service Numbers: S212003, SX24599
Enlisted: 8 September 1942, Strathfield, NSW
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 18th Garrison Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria , 5 November 1892
Home Town: Keswick, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Watchmaker
Died: Linden Park, South Australia, 9 November 1974, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
RSL Portion, Wall 107, Niche C004
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Pulteney Grammar School WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, North Adelaide Christ Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide

World War 2 Service

8 Sep 1942: Involvement Lieutenant Colonel, SN SX24599
8 Sep 1942: Involvement Lieutenant Colonel, SN S212003
8 Sep 1942: Involvement AIF WW1, Major, 18th Garrison Battalion, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
8 Sep 1942: Enlisted Strathfield, NSW
28 Aug 1946: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Guy  Satterswaite DEVONSHIRE was born on 5th November, 1892 in Melbourne, Victoria to William Henry DEVONSHIRE and Amelia SEBO - His father came from Falmouth in Cornwall UK and his mother was from Geelong in Victoria

He attended Duntroon Military College and received the Commission of Lieutenant in 1916 before enlisting in Adelaide on 11th January 1916 & embarked on 16th December 1916 from Adelaide on the HMAT Berrima

He had previous service for 3 years in the senior cadets & 2 years CMF and 10 and half months in the AIF (WW1)

He was with the 43rd Infantry Battalion, 6th reinforcements

On 19th April, 1919 he left to return to Australia on the ship Sardinia and was discharged on 12th July, 1919 due to the end of hostilities - he received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal

His brother Captain William Pendennis DEVONSHIRE (DSO & MID) also served in WW1

On 25th September, 1920 he married Doris TYNAN at St Pauls Church in Adelaide, SA.


World War 2

Enlisted on 8th September, 1942 in Strathfield, Sydney NSW - he was living in Keswick, South Australia at the time  - he was a Major with the 18th Garrison Battalion (Home Defence)

He was discharged on 28th August, 1946 - Rank- Lieutenant Colonel (HQ 3 MD)

Guys son Peter Satterswaite DEVONSHIRE (SN-40792) served in the RAAF in WW2 and died in 1942

He died on 9th November 1974 late of Linden Park in South Australia and  was cremated at Centennial Park Cemetery (RSL portion, wall 107, niche C004)