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Memorial to the Fallen
The Great War 1914 ~ 1918 | Ninetieth Anniversary

Profiles of the Fallen

John Jack Vincent Guilfoyle
Rank and Honours: Sergeant
Unit(s): The Queen's Own Rifles, (Invalided August 1914)
  Served with York and Simcoe Foresters (Canadian Forestry Corps May 1917)
Next of Kin / Parents: James Guilfoyle (father), Collingwood, Ontario
  Mary T. Guilfoyle (mother), 54 Sandford Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: 2nd December 1889
Enlisted: May 1917 in the Canadian Forestry Corps
Date of Death (& Place): 29th January 1918 in Newmarket, Ontario
Burial Information: In Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Further Personal Information: JOHN VINCENT GUILFOYLE Dec. 2, 1889 Jan. 29, 1918
  Sergeant, York and Simcoe Foresters.
  Son of James Guilfoyle; b. Collingwood; ed. Collingwood P.S. and C.I.; St. Michael's College; University College 1908-11, B.A. (Pol. Sc.); Law School, LL.B. 1915; Barrister, practicing at Timmins; 2nd Regt.
  He joined the Queen's Own Rifles in August 1914 in order to go overseas, but was invalided. In May 1917 he enlisted in the York and Simcoe Foresters and was employed in recruiting for it in Northern Ontario. His health again failed him, and after spending some time in hospital, he died at Newmarket on January 29th, 1918. Buried at Toronto.
  Source: University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918, University of Toronto Press 1921, Page 57
  Additional yearbook article and photo
  Commemorated in Osgoode Hall War Memorial and Collingwood Monument
Details have been verified from the following sources:

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Veterans Affairs Canada

Commonwealth War Grave Commission