Major Guy George Egerton Wylly

Ranks Held Major, Lieutenant
Birth Date 17 February 1880
Birth Place Australia: Tasmania, Hobart
Death Date 09 January 1962
Death Place United Kingdom: England, Surrey, Camberley
Final Rank Major
Service Army
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Biographical information They dared mightily. in 1963
Published in London Gazette in 1900-11-23

Guy Wylly, 1st Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen, was one of two Tasmanians to win the Victoria Cross in the same action on 1 September 1900. The other was Trooper John Bisdee. Despite being wounded in a Boer ambush at Transvaal, South Africa, he went to the assistance of a wounded corporal, giving him his own horse and then providing covering fire from behind rocks to enable his escape.

After the war he served with the Indian army, eventually retiring as a colonel in 1933. He was a staff officer during the First World War and for some time was attached to Australian formations. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1918. Having retired to Britain, he eventually died there.



Date of birth 17 February 1880
Awarded Victoria Cross 01 September 1900 For action at Warm Bad, Transvaal, South Africa whilst serving with 1 Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen as a Lieutenant
Date of recommendation honour or award 20 September 1917
Date of death 09 January 1962