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He was the son of Edward and Harriet Phillips. Edward later lived at Norman Street Derby. He was the husband of Kathleen (née Marson) Phillips and the father of Annie, Benjamin, Dorothy and Kathleen Phillips. They lived at 36 Beverley Street St Ann's Nottingham. Kathleen married Joseph Godber in 1916 and they lived at 29 Granville Avenue Long Eaton.
He was a plasterer's labourer.
04 Nov 1914
485528 - CWGC Website
1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Fragments of his ASR have survived. Phillips enlisted 13/11/1902 and re-engaged 18/6/1914. His disciplinary record was poor although his offences seem to have been comparatively minor. He was punished three times for drunkenness and on one of these occasions was also charged with creating a disturbance in camp. He once refused to obey an order and twice was absent from roll call. He died at 4th Clearing Hospital Poperinghe.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 2 December 1914: ‘Phillips. Killed in action on November 4th, Rifleman J Phillips, age 30, husband of Kate Phillips, 36 Beverley Street.’ Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery Grave Reference: 1 M 18 Rachel Farrand
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