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Regimental number4
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elsie Elizabeth Phillips, c/o W H Green, Chemist, Townsville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentOrderly Room CPL
Unit name41st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 17 September 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Meritorious Service Medal

'For continuous good service and devotion to duty. Sergeant PHILLIPS has been Battalion Orderly Room Sergeant since July, 1916, during which period he has carried out his duties with untiring energy and in an excellent manner. On several occasions, owing to casualties, Sergeant PHILLIPS has had to carry out the clerical duties of Assistant Adjutant, which he has performed satisfactorily. The efficient state of the records of this Battalion is largely due to Sergeant PHILLIPS' zeal and keenness in his work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PHILLIPS John

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