Died as a PoW.
Illness - Heart weakness.
Plymouth Btn, RN Div, RMLI.
Son of Elijah and Rebecca Phillips, of Rowden Hill, Chippenham; husband
of Beatrice Alice Phillips, of 33, Sheldon Rd., Chippenham, Wilts.
Died of wounds whilst POW (wounded at Antwerp Oct.1914).
Summary of Military Record from Ancestry.co.uk
Enlisted 16/7/1897 ; Plymouth Bn. at Ostend, Dunkirk & Defence of Antwerp
1914, taken POW (wounded).
China Medal with clasp "Taku Forts" (HMS "Algerine"), 17/6/1900 Present in
HMS "Algerine" during bombardment & capture of Taku Forts ; 1914 Star
issued to widow 7/10/19 ; Promoted Sergeant 24/11/1909 ; RN Long Service &
Good Conduct Medal 18/9/1912 ; Son of Elijah & Rebecca Phillips, of Rowden
Hill, Chippenham. Husband of Beatrice Alice Phillips, of 33 Sheldon Rd.,
Chippenham, Wilts. ; Listed on the Chippenham Town War Memorial & the St.
Andrew's Church Memorial, Chippenham.