SEWELL, Guy Blanchard

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Clinton, Ontario
Original Unit
Regimental Number
Date of Death
Age at Death
32 years
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:         2nd Canadian Infantry Division
                                             4th Infantry Brigade
                                             18th Battalion - Western Ontario
                                             “D” Company
                                             Canadian Infantry Corp
SERVICE NO:                   654410
RESIDENCE:                    Clinton – Ontario 
DATE OF BIRTH:            August 9, 1885
                                             Colchester - England
DATE OF DEATH:           August 21, 1917                   32 years
CEMETERY:                     Aix Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension – Aix-Noulette –
                                             Pas de Calais – France
                                             I     M     9
WIFE:                                 Mrs. Beatrice Sewell – Clinton - Ontario
PARENTS:                         Mr. Blanchard and Mary Sewell – Bergen – New York - USA
Occupation:                        Salesman                              Religion:     Church of England
Enlistment:                         Clinton – February 8, 1916 – 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age:                 30 years     6 months

Private Sewell and the 161st Battalion arrived in England on November 11, 1916 On January 12, 1917 he transfers to the 18th Battalion based at West Sandling – Hampshire. Private Sewell then travels overseas and into France and joins his unit already in the field on January 18, 1917.
Private Sewell and his unit were located between Bully-Grenay and Aix-Noulette where he was killed whilst performing his military duties.
The weather this day was good.
At 10am the 18th Battalion began their march from Bully-Grenay to the Bouvigny Huts and while on the road between Bully-Grenay and Ais-Noulette an enemy high velocity shell dropped into the Battalion killing 21 men and wounding 31.
“D” Company suffered all the casualties from the enemy shell.
The Battalion was on their way to Corps Reserve.