29 June 1918 : Lieut. Reginald Edward Guise M.C.

Born Cuttack, India 30 October 1896

Son of Rivett Francis Guise (Deputy Inspector-General, Indian Police) and Mary (née Boissier).Great-grandson of Sir John Wright, who distinguished himself during the French War in Egypt, Hanover on the Peninsula, where he was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallant conduct at Fuentes d’Ogor, Salamanca and Vittoria. 

Educated at Cheltenham, Felsted College and Tamworth Agricultural College.

Reginald went to South Africa in 1912 and settled near Harrismoth, Orange Free State as a Rancher. He joined the South African Rifles in August 1914 and took an active part in the oppression of the De Wet Rebellion and afterwards transferred to the Cape Mounted Rifles. He served with the German South-West African Campaign returning to England in November 1915. Gazetted 2nd Lieut Royal Gloucestershire Hussasrs in December 1915 and promoted Lieutenant May 1917. He served with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Egypt and Palestine from December 1916 to August 1917. He transferred to the Western Front  And was attached to the 12th Gloucestershire Regiment. He served in Italy and France and Flanders. He was killed in action near Caudescure 29 June 1918. He was buried at Caudescue, near Merville. He was awarded the Military Corss for conspicuous gallantry. He was ordered to fill a gap and take up a line between two companies which were each attacking groups of buildings. He effected this, capturing a few prisoners, adjusting the line and consolidating so quickly that when the enemy put down a heavy barrage his company sustained but few casualties. Throughout the operation he set a fine example of ability and courage.

Lieut. Reginald Edward Guise M.C.The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Attached 12th (Service) Bn, The Gloucestershire Regiment.

29 June 1918 killed in action 

Sources: Du Ruvigny’s vol.5