|Place of birth||Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||Yarra Park State School, Richmond, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Father, E J Phillips, Elizabeth Street, North Richmond, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Traralgon, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||32|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Edward and Julia PHILLIPS, 8 Elizabeth Street, North Richmond, Victoria|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1743 Pte Edwin John PHILLIPS, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PHILLIPS Alfred Ernest|