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Guy Kierstead Suttie
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Guy Kierstead Suttie 482052 Private 40th Battalion / 64th Battalion January 15, 1897 Wolfville, NS August 19, 1915 Sussex NB Yarmouth NS 18 5 feet, 3 inches fair brown brown 29th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, Yarmouth, NS (one year) Single Candy Maker Wesleyan Alfred B Suttie (Father), Yarmouth, NS December 2, 1954 (St. John, NB) Guy was the son of Alfred B Suttie and Laura Maud (Eldridge) Suttie of Vancouver St., Yarmouth. He was the twin brother of Raymond (Ray) Dalton Suttie (1897-1918) and brother to Alfred (b.1887), Grace (b. 1889), and Eva (b.1893). Guy and Ray Suttie were cousins of Private James Harold Suttie who was wounded and died October 14, 1918 Guy Kierstead Suttie enlisted with the 64th Battalion at Sussex, NB on August 19, 1915 and his medical considered to be physically fit for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. He arrived in England on October 28, 1915. At Bramshott, he was transferred to the 40th Battalion. On January 1, 1916 following a medical assessment at Bramshott, Guy was referred for further medical assessment in February, 1916 at the Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre at Folkestone, Kent. It was determined that a pre-existing disability from birth made him physically unfit for military service. Guy suffered from paresis of the left leg that dated back to infancy, a condition of muscular weakness caused by nerve damage He was transferred to the Canadian Casualty Discharge and Exercise Depot, Prior Park, Bath for discharge to Canada. He returned to Canada on the SS Sicilian on March 24, 1916 and was discharged at St John, NB on March 31, 1916.