The Birmingham Daily Mail, Tuesday, October 24, 1916

Corporal J G Phillips (26) R.War.R., son of Mr L. Phillips, the Leopard Inn, Goode Street, Hockley.

In a letter of sympathy, the officer in command of his company states: “In our long months of trench warfare, an in the battles in which we have recently taken part, Corporal Phillips was always one of the most reliable of our N.C.O.’s. No situation appalled him, and he was never without a smile and a cheery word. I myself have recommended him for special mention once at least. Officers and men like and respected him.”

Before the war Corporal Phillips had served four years in the same company of Territorial to which his  father had previously belonged, and rejoined immediately on the outbreak of war.