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Alfred Ernest PHILLIPS

Regimental number1804
Place of birthCarlton, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolYarra Park State School, Richmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 5"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinFather, E J Phillips, Elizabeth Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 December 1914
Place of enlistmentTraralgon, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Julia PHILLIPS, 8 Elizabeth Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1743 Pte Edwin John PHILLIPS, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Wounded in action, and admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, Anzac, 9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, face and side).

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PHILLIPS Alfred Ernest

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