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Edwin John PHILLIPS

Regimental number1743
Place of birthCarlton, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolYarra Park Public School, Richmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressEast Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 2.5"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edwin John Phillips, 8 Elizabeth Street, East Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Julia PHILLIPS, 8 Elizabeth Street, North Richmond, Victoria. Native of Melbourne
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1804 Pte Alfred Ernest PHILLIPS, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

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

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2150213: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PHILLIPS Edwin John
Red Cross File No 2150213

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