Phillips, Frederick John: Service no. 769601

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Digitized Service Record

Source: Submitted via Facebook Group by Andy Phillip.

Summary of Service for Frederick John Phillips, reg. no. 769601

Date Event Remarks
May 20, 1891 Born Born in the Isle of Wight, England.
January 3, 1916 Enlisted Enlisted in Toronto, Ontario 124th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F.
January 31, 1916 Inoculated for Ant-Typhoid
February 2, 1916 Vaccinated
March 4, 1916 Inoculated for Ant-Typhoid
March 9, 1916 Inoculated for Ant-Typhoid
July 31, 1916 Submits Will Private Phillips bequeaths his Estate to his mother, Mrs. Fanny Phillips. It is witnesses by B.T. Gordon (possibly Robert Gordon, reg. no. 770234)and William George Lale, reg. no 770287, who as also born on the Isle of Wight.
August 1, 1916 Assigned Pay Assigns $20.00 per month of his pay to his mother, Mrs. #1 Albion Western Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
August 7, 1916 Embarked Halifax
August 18, 1916 Arrived Liverpool
October 10, 1916 Transferred Transferred from 124th Overseas Battalion to 18th Battalion, Bramshott, England.
October 11, 1916 Arrives Canadian Base Depot, France Arrives in France and Taken On Strength with the 18th Battalion.
November 5, 1916 Arrives in the field Temporarily assigned to the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion. The Battalion was located in Hersin, France. Their War Diary relates for that date: “Strength Increase:- 18th Bn. -200 OR’s, 19th Bn. 9 OR’s, 20th Bn. 12 OR’s, 22nd Bn. 13 OR’s.
February 23, 1917 To Field Ambulance Arrives No. 3 Canadian Field Ambulance with otitis media, an inflammation of the middle ear. The 2nd Cdn. Entrenching Battalion makes note 1 other rank was sent to the Field Ambulance.
March 5, 1917 No. 2 General Hospital Le Harve, France
March 6, 1917 Canadian Base Depot Classed B
March 29, 1917 No. 4 Convalescent Hospital Noted that otitis media condition is chronic.
April 3, 1917 Discharged for Reinforcement Le Harve, France
April 4, 1917 Canadian Base Depot Arrives C.B.D.
April 15, 1917 Arrives 2nd Cdn. Entrenching Battalion Arrives along with six other men of the 18th Battalion at Hersin, France. The War Diary notes that the Germans shelled their billets with approximately 50 rounds of 6” calibre shells.
April 16, 1917 Joins 18th Battalion Arrives Thelus Sector, Vimy, France. On April 16, 1917, the 18th Bn. War Diary does not mention taking in any reinforcements but it does relate taking “48 o.rs.” as reinforcements on the 17th.
May 16, 1917 To No. 4. C.F.A. A flair up of otitis media sends Private Phillips back to the field ambulance.
May 24, 1917 Rejoins 18th Battalion.
August 16, 1917 Killed in Action Killed in action during the Battle of Hill 70, circumstances unknown. He has no known grave and is memorialized on the Vimy Memorial

 

War Diary entry describing the actions on the 16th of August, the day Private Phillips perished.

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Inscription – His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial (2010). Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens). Source: CVWm

Inscription – His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial (2010). Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens). Source: CVWM

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“Killed in Action”

 

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