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Douglas George PHILLIPS

Regimental number3449
Date of birth--/05/1897
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address585 Hargraves Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, C A Phillips, 585 Hargraves Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF7
Promotion date: 3 March 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: INF7
Promotion date: 30 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross (Awarded)


'Great courage and devotion to duty in reorganising Company and showing successful leadership.' (East of Ypres 4 October 1917)
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He reorganized his company when his company commander was wounded, and on reaching the objective in the attack secured the flank of the battalion. His courage skill, and energy did much to insure the success of the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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