Guy Provins signature

Photograph of Guy Provins

Guy Provins (image from the Canadian Virtual War Memorial)

On this day in 1915, Guy Provins enlisted in Kingston, Ontario. He was born in Deseronto on October 15th, 1897, the son of George Austin Provins and Emma (née Wright).

On signing up, Guy was described as five feet eight and three quarters inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He joined the 80th Battalion with the regimental number 219864 and was later transferred to the 54th Battalion. His service record shows that his unit sailed on May 16th, 1916. He arrived in France on August 14th, 1916.

He was killed on October 15th, 1916.