Contributed by: Helen Shipley, on 2008-11-12
|Year of Birth||1879|
|Year of Death||1914|
|Regiment||South Wales Borderers|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Cardiff, Cardiff|
Phillip Clifford 1879-1914, Pte, South Wales Borderers. Son of John and Eliza (nee Morgan). He is one of 3 great Uncles who served and died in WWI. Three of my grandparents lost a brother in that conflict and both my grandfathers served too.
I am fairly certain that Phillip, like his brother David, enlisted in the South Wales Borderers and served with them in the 2nd Boer War. I do not know the circumstances in which he served in WWI but I know he was killed in the 1st Battle of Ypres on the 21st October 1914, aged 25. All 3 of my great Uncles who served, died at Ypres but in different regiments and different times.
Unfortunately I do not have any photos of Great Uncle Phillip.
Phillips service details are taken from the CWGC website and the South Wales Borderers Regimental Museum:
Regiment/Service: South Wales Borderers
Unit Text: 1st Bn. 24th Regiment
Date of Death: 21/10/1914
Service No: 6101
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Enclosure No.4 XI. A. 36.
Cemetery: BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY
born cardiff 1879
John & Eliza Clifford
The 1914 Star & the War Medal 1914-1918