Soldiers Who Have Served

Name: Alexander William Guy

Rank: Corporal

Regimental number: 25022690

Date of birth: 13/09/1974

Home town: Wembley

Date enlisted: 1982

Background: Alex Guy was born on 13th September 1974 in Norwich and grew up in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Army career: Alex enlisted into the British Army aged 18 and joined the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, ‘The Vikings’, in 1993. He was quickly identified as a talented young leader and was promoted to Lance Corporal in 1995.

In 2000 he was selected for training as a specialist in the Anti-Tank Platoon and was promoted to corporal in 2003.

After a spell as an Army recruiter he returned to the Battalion in 2010 to begin preparations for deployment on Operation HERRICK 16. He deployed to Afghanistan in March 2012 where his section was attached to B Company of the Estonian Scouts Battalion, part of the 1 Royal Anglian Battlegroup.

Date of death: 15/06/2012

Circumstances: Alex was killed in action, on duty with the Regiment in Afghanistan.

Resting place: Tidworth Military Cemetery

Corporal Alexander William Guy Royal Anglian Regiment
Corporal Alexander William Guy Royal Anglian Regiment