Lance Corporal 10425 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
George was the son of Sergeant Major Guthrie and Mrs Rebecca Guthrie. George was born in Randlestown in Ireland. He had served for 7 years and his medals card indicates that had been a bugler, and that he went to France 26 August 1914 and earned the 1914 Star and clasp.
Sergeant Major Robert Guthrie, had served for 25 years in the Yorkshire Light Infantry. Robert Guthrie re-enlisted for the hostilities at Pontefract on 12 August 1914. He was a baker and had previously served for 21 years in the Yorkshire Regiment. He was 38 years old and lived at Upware House in Ash Vale. Sergeant Major Guthrie went to France 21 May 1915 and earned the 1914/15 Star.
The Guthrie family lived at Upware in Prospect Road, and a family tragedy had been reported in the Surrey and Hants News 26 June 1917, when Edith Guthrie aged 5 who attended Heathcote School had fallen into a sewage tank.
Mrs Guthrie gave £1 to the Ash War Memorial Fund, and the form sent in records that three members of the Guthrie family had served in the War.