Gueran, Sid

Birth Date

2nd October 1916


Grays, Essex.



Biographical Text

Sid Gueran, who had been with Arsenal and Southampton, had a brief spell with Exeter City in 1938 without ever making the first-team. He was killed at the Battle of Arnhem in 1944.

Growing up in Ramsgate Sid joined Arsenal in 1935 and was soon ‘farmed out’ to Margate, an nursery club of Arsenal. The Highbury club then arranged for him to join Southampton on a temporary basis where he made three league appearances before heading back to Arsenal and an eventual permanent move to Exeter City in 1938. 

Described on his arrival as ‘a scheming inside forward’ Sid failed to break into the first-team and left the club after just a few months to play football in the Kent Senior League alongside his brother. 

On the outbreak of war Sid enlisted in the Royal Engineers as a sapper attached to the 1st Parachute Squadron and was killed on the second day of the Battle of Arnhem in 1944. He is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial in the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

For more about Sid’s war service and death see his entry in the Killed in Action section of this website.





Eddie Finch, Donington 
Lance Sergeant Harold Padfield



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