Charles Raymond Guild

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 12/03/1944

 

 

 

Charles R. Guild was born in New York on December 24, 1915. He was drafted into the Army on ,
May 22, 1944 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He listed his home of residence as Rensselaer County, New York
and his civilian occupation as Foreman, manufacturing. He had completed four years of
High School and was married. (He was married on September 11, 1937.)
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private Guild was killed in action in Germany, on the last day of the 22nd Infantry's participation
in the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, just as the Regiment was being relieved.

 

The entry for Charles R. Guild in the casualty lists of the 22nd Infantry for the month of December 1944.
Note that he was initially listed as Missing In Action which was later changed to Killed In Action.

Courtesy of John Tomawski

 

Troy Soldier Killed on German Front

Pvt. Charles R. Guild, 28, husband of the former Helen Wheelock, 706 Sixth Avenue and father of two children
Nan 6 and Diane 7, was killed in action in Germany on Dec. 3, according to a War Department telegram received by his wife.
He had previously been reported missing. He was the son of Mrs. Anna Guild, of 268 Fourth Avenue.

Private Guild was inducted into the service on May 22, 1944 and had been overseas only three weeks when he was
reported missing. While in this country, he was stationed at Camp Croft, S.C. In civilian life Private Guild was a supervisor
over machine operation at the Covert Manufacturing Co. Watervliet. He worked for the company for nearly ten years,
starting as a laborer at the age of 18 and working his way up to supervisor. A graduate of Troy High School and
Lansingburg High School where he pursued post-graduate work, he was particularly prominent as an athlete, holding the
position of captain on three of Troy High's teams -- basketball, baseball and soccer. He played shortstop for the Bearcat
Baseball Club following graduation. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

Besides his wife, children, and mother, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Winfield Hull, Mrs. John Seith,
Mrs. O. H. Thompson, and Mrs. Daniel McCormack; and a brother, John Guild.

From The Troy Record Wednesday, January 24, 1945
via Ancestry.com

 

 

Charles R. Guild was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Henri-Chapelle Cemetery, Eupen, Belgium and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in New York.

Burial:
Sand Lake Union Cemetery
Sand Lake
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 4L

 

Grave marker for Charles R. Guild

Photo by Edmund C. Dodge from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Grave monument for the Thompson/Guild families.
The name of Charles R. Guild is inscribed at the bottom right with Infantry crossed rifles.

Photo by Edmund C. Dodge from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

Top photo of Charles R. Guild from The Troy Record Wednesday, January 24, 1945
via Ancestry.com

 

 

 

 

 


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