David Matson Glen GUTHRIE


GUTHRIE, David Matson Glen

Service Number: 4185
Enlisted: 16 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Peterhead, South Australia, 21 March 1898
Home Town: Largs Bay, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Le Fevre's Peninsula School
Occupation: Porter (S.A.R.)
Died: Killed in action, France, 25 February 1917, aged 18 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4185, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4185, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4185, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
25 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4185, 10th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Pte. D. M. G. Guthrie, of the 10th Battalion, who was killed in action in France on February 25, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie. He was born at Port Adelaide in 1898, educated at Le Fevre's Peninsula School, and began work with Messrs. Reid Brothers. Later he entered the railway service, and was stationed at Largs Bay. Enlisting in August, 1915, Pte. Guthrie left for the front on December 1 last, and proceeded direct to France." - from the Adelaide Observer 07 Apr 1917 (nla.gov.au)