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  • CWGC headstone marking his grave in Kingsway (Old) Cemetery, Kirkby in Ashfield. Photograph Carol Malone.
Person Details
Tibshelf Derbyshire
He was the son of William and Elizabeth Phillips and the brother of Hannah, Fred and Elizabeth Phillips. They lived at 113 Low Moor Road East Kirkby Nottinghamshire.
He was a miner.
10 Feb 1917
2750016 - CWGC Website
GS/19453
Lance Corporal
1st Reserve Cavalry Regiment formerly 829, Sherwood Rangers Thomas served in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry before the war but joined up on the outbreak of war. He served in Egypt, Serbia and Salonica where he contracted malaria. Thomas was invalided home where he was admitted to the Liverpool Hospital. He was home on leave when he suffered a recurrence of malaria and died a few days later on 10 February 1917. He was buried with full military honours in Kingsway Old Cemetery, Kirkby in Ashfield (grave ref. A. A.R. 2448).
CWGC headstone personal inscription: 'Thy will be done' Mansfield Reporter, 16 February 1917: ‘Funeral Of A Yeoman. A military funeral took place at East Kirkby cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, when Corporal T Phillips, late of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, was interred with full military honours. Corporal Phillips was in the Yeomanry prior to the outbreak of war, and joined up immediately hostilities commenced. He saw service in Egypt, Serbia and Salonica, from where he was invalided home with a severe attack of malarial fever. He was in hospital at Liverpool for a considerable time, and was home on leave when he had a recurrence of malaria. He died on Saturday after a few days’ illness. The Rev. JW Wilkinson officiated, and the band and firing party of the 4th Yorks and Lancs. Regiment from Clipstone, were in attendance. A large crowd of sympathisers were present.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • CWGC headstone marking his grave in Kingsway (Old) Cemetery, Kirkby in Ashfield. Photograph Carol Malone.
    Thomas Phillips - CWGC headstone marking his grave in Kingsway (Old) Cemetery, Kirkby in Ashfield. Photograph Carol Malone.