- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/12/01
- Latest 1919/12/31
- Inscription 75226 SGT. J. GUTTRIDGE; STERLING
- Materials Sterling silver, Silkworm silk
- Rank Sergeant
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 29th Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Guttridge, Sergeant James
- Measurements Length 44.0 cm, Width 3.1 cm, Thickness 0.2 cm
- Caption James GUTTRIDGE
- Additional Information Born at Newton Stewart, Scotland, in 1877, Guttridge joined the 29th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), in November 1914. He embarked for England in May 1915 and was in France by September. Guttridge was killed in action on 9 May 1916.
- Caption Medals Project- Guttridge, James
James Guttridge was born in Newton Stewart, Scotland, on 6 January 1877.
A gardener, Guttridge enlisted in the 29th Battalion in Vancouver, British Columbia, on 9 November 1914. According to his attestation paper, his wife was named Annie, and he had considerable military experience, having served in the Seaforth Highlanders. After initial training in Canada, Guttridge left for England with the 29th Battalion on 20 May 1915. On 1 July 1915, he was promoted to sergeant when the battalion was training in England.
On 17 September 1915, Guttridge sailed to France with his unit. There, he attended a trench warfare school from 15 to 19 November 1915. He was killed by enemy shelling on the afternoon of 9 May 1916, while his battalion manned trenches near Voormezeele, Belgium.
James Guttridge is buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, in Belgium.