FATHER AND SON IN AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES, ANOTHER SON SERVES IN U.S. NAVY

By Pvt. John MacLeod

YANK Staff Correspondent

AUSTRALIA—The Guy family of Dayton, Ohio, certainly gets around.

Sgt. Robert T. Guy, an American citizen whose children were born in the States, moved to Melbourne 10 years ago. Now he’s serving with the Australian Imperial Forces in New Guinea, after fighting all through the Middle East campaign.



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Three Australian soldiers of the of the 2/14th Infantry Battalion in New Guinea

Harper Guy, one of the sergeant’s two sons, was left behind in America with relatives when the rest of the family moved to Australia. He’s serving in the Pacific as a signalman in the U.S. Navy.

Sgt. Robert T. Guy Jr. is in the Australian Imperial Forces like his father. He’s assigned to a Special unit that’s entertaining Australian and American troops.

Just to make the family’s service record complete, Robert Jr.’s two sisters take turns working at canteens for American and Australian troops.

Sgt. Guy Sr. intends to stick in the AIF, and Harper couldn’t be dragged out of the American Navy. But Sgt. Guy Jr. is suffering from contending loyalties. He has half a mind to transfer into the U.S. Army and “give it a go”.



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