1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Phillip Clifford

Contributed by: Helen Shipley, on 2008-11-12

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First Name Phillip
Surname Clifford
Year of Birth 1879
Year of Death 1914
Regiment South Wales Borderers
Place of Wartime Residence Cardiff, Cardiff

Phillip's Story

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:

Rank: Private

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.


born cardiff 1879

son of

John & Eliza Clifford


The 1914 Star & the War Medal 1914-1918

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