1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

William Phillips

Contributed by: Marilyn Jones, on 2008-11-10

William Phillips
First Name William
Surname Phillips
Year of Birth 1896
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Bridgend, Bridgend

William's Story

William Phillips was my great uncle. He was an apprentice pharmacist at Jones the chemist in Bridgend. When war broke out he joined the Medical Corps but later joined the Royal Field Artillery.

He died on April 27th 1917 after sustaining a fractured pelvis and femur when a shell exploded as he and a few others were repairing a gun-pit. I have in my possession letters to his sister (my grandmother) from his commanding officer telling her that he had been injured and then that he had died. Also a condolence letter from a fellow soldier.

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