Meadow Bank harvest, J C Stachan's c.1912

Maker and role
Photographer: Walter Guy (b.1887, d.1918)
Production date
Circa 1912
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Object Detail

View of men and horse drawn carts, loading hay. It is thought that Frank Strachan drives the chaff cutter with Alec Strachan beside him and Win Whelan on top of the hay cart.
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Media/materials description
Glass plate.
half plate
Maker biography
Sergeant Walter Alexander Cochrane Guy (serial no. 25996).
Born on 20 August 1887 in Ngatimoti, Nelson, New Zealand.
On the Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database his next of kin is listed as John Guy (father), Ngatimoti, Nelson, New Zealand.
Worked for himself as a farmer before enlisting with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War One.
Embarked with the 19th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company on 15 November 1916 from Wellington, New Zealand for Plymouth or Devonport, England.
Served for less than a year in Western Europe.
The last unit Guy served with was the Canterbury Infantry Regiment.
Killed in action in the Somme, France on 27 March 1918. He was thirty-one years old.
Memorial is located at Ngatimoti War Memorial, Tasman District, New Zealand.
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