Captain Guy Wormald

Date of Birth 5 March 1883
Age at Death 32
Date of Death 14 September 1915
Service Number
Military Service 12th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
Merton Address
Local Memorial St. Lawrence Church, Morden

Additional Information

Guy Wormald was born in the parish of St. Lawrence on 5 March 1883 and baptised on 14 April 1883. He grew up in Morden and in 1901 his parents, John and Luisa Wormald, lived at 54 Morden Park with Guy’s older brother John aged 19. His father was a banker and employed six servants. Guy, then aged 18, was a boarding student at Eton College. After leaving Eton he attended Trinity College Cambridge before becoming a barrister in New Square, Lincolns Inn. He married Doris Eleanor Kindersley in Tincleton, Dorset on 2 January 1912.

On 22 September 1914, six weeks after the outbreak of war, the London Gazette reported that, as a member of the Inns of Court Training Corps, Guy Wormald was to be a temporary Second Lieutenant. He enlisted with the Lancashire Fusiliers “A” Company, 12th Battalion and on 4 September 1915 he arrived in Salonica. Now a temporary Captain he fought in Salonica for a full year before being killed in action at the Battle of Machukovo on 14 September 1915. His body was not identified.

Captain Wormald is commemorated on the memorial at the Doiran Military Cemetery in Greece, the battle memorial of the British Salonika Force. He is also remembered at Trinity College Chapel, Surrey County Cricket Club, Lambeth Union Jack Club, and St Paul’s Knightsbridge. His name also appears at St. Lawrence’s Church, Morden, on one of the panels in the Lychgate which serves as the parish war memorial.

At the time of his death his widow, Doris, was living at 6, Burwood Place, Hyde Park. His son, Alan Guy, who was born 12 days after he sailed for Salonica, was killed in Palestine during the Second World War at the age of 26.


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