Private George Bently Guymer

Service number 5679
Birth Date 1899-09-19
Birth Place Australia: Queensland, Yangan
Death Date 1917-06-04
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion
  • 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private George Bently Guymer (5679, 4th Pioneer Battalion) was born on 19 September 1899. He was working as a blacksmith in Yangan, Queensland, when he enlisted in February 1916. George joined the 4th Pioneer Battalion in France in early March 1917. He was mortally wounded by a shell blast near Messines on 3 June 1917 as the Pioneers carried out roadwork around Neuve Eglise and Wulverghem. George died from his wounds the following day at 53rd Casualty Clearing Station and was buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France. He was 17 years 8 months at the time of his death.



Date of birth 19 September 1899
Date of enlistment 08 February 1916
Date of embarkation 04 May 1916
Date of death 04 June 1917
Date of fate 04 June 1917