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Regimental number342
Place of birthWasa, Finland
Other NamesPHILIPS
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 7.75"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eva Phillips, 97 Stoke Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Discharge date18 July 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 1 December 1916. Marched in to Machine Gun Base, Camiers, 27 December 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 29 December 1916; transferred to England, 5 February 1917 (myalgia), and admitted to Chatham Military Hospital. Discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 24 February 1917; transferred to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 February 1917. Granted furlough to 6 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 9 June 1917; discharged, 18 July 1917 (rheumatism and senility).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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