Guy Victor Else (1897–1982)


Royal Garrison Artillery    

Photos Courtesy James Else

Guy Victor Else

His birthday fell on Guy Fawkes day the 5 November which is why he was so named. Guy was one of the three Else brothers on the Roll. After the war, he ran a garage at Ambergate with a brother. They later diversified into being omnibus proprietors at Heage. In 1924 he married Kathleen Howett-Simpson. He worked for Rolls-Royce and during WW2 owned and managed a small engineering business on St James’ Road at Derby.


Guy and Kathleen Else

Guy and his wife in the 1970s

possibly Guy Else

Possibly Guy.
Artillery cap badge matches
Canadian General List Badges on collar an oddity creating doubt.

Newspaper report

Derbyshire Courier
28 June 1919
Amongst the Crich soldiers presently on leave are Privates Guy V. Else, son of Mr C.J. Else, Park Lodge, Fritchley and Harry V. Smith, son of Mr J.R. Smith, Roe's Lane, Crich. Both have come from Germany.

Guy Else's brothers William Else and Charles Else are also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Bullbridge

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Charles J. Else Head 35 Living on own means Crich
Hannah S Else wife 34   Chesterfield
Charles G Else son 9   Crich
William E Else son 7   Crich
Hannah M Else daughter 5   Crich
Guy V Else son 3   Crich

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1911: Park Lodge, Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Charles Joseph Else Head 45 Farmer & private means Crich
Hannah Scott Else wife 44   Crich
Charles Glossop Else son 19 Articled Surveyor Crich
William Edwin Else son 17 Bank Clerk Crich
Hannah Marina Else daughter 15 School Crich
Guy Victor Else son 13 School Crich
John Gilbert Else son 7 School Crich
Joseph Arthur Else son 4   Crich
Elizabeth Ann Bowler servant 20 Domestic general servant Swanwick
Annie Bunting servant 17 Domestic general servant Swanwick

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1918 Crich voters
Guy Victor Else, Park Lodge; absent on military service.

1939 Register: Station Road, Repton
Guy V Else b.5 November 1897; engineer, works owner and manager
Kathleen M Howitt Else b.2 Mat 1901
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