|Summary of military servicesource:Extracted from other sources|
|Ernest Edward Phillips|
1915-1919 Royal Engineers
1944 Home Guard
1914 Aug Mobilised Territorials
1915 Drafted to Dardanelles with Royal Engineers
1915 Oct 6 Entered theatre of War 3 (Egypt)
Wireless operator in Gallipoli, Egypt, Arabia and Palestine
1919 Sep 29 ‘(A) to Class Z’ - see Medal Roll
Two badges from Ernest have been passed on:
Cap Badge 74716 SPR / E.E.PHILLIPS R.E.
Badge 1914 UP BOYS AND AT THEM
Awarded Victory/British Medal and 1914-15 Star
His unit is not known but the most likely is
495th Field Company = 1st (East Kent)
2nd Mounted Division (Oct 15- Jul 16)
54th Division (Jul 16 - Apr 17)
75th Division (Apr 17 - May 18)
54th Division (May 18 - Sep 19)
OR (less likely)
437th Field Company = 2/1st (Welsh)
Attached to IX Corps (Oct 15-Dec 15)
53rd Division (Dec 15- )
Ernest served in the Home Guard during WWII eventually becoming a Captain in the 42nd Warwickshire (Birmingham) Battalion.
|John (Jack) George Phillips|
1914-1916 Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Jack enlised in the RWR in 1914.
As part of the 1/5th Battalion they arrived in France in March 1915.
His regimental number was 2503 and having been a Private he became a Corporal.
In July 1915 the Battalion travelled to the north side of the Somme valley and was involved in the Somme offensive.
Jack appears to have been wounded in the trenches at Hebuterne on 2nd or 3rd October 1916. He was taken to the Advanced Dressing Station manned by 1/2nd Field Ambulance and probably evacuated to their main base where he died on the 5th or 6th of October. His remains were buried in the Couin military cemetery.
1915-1918 Kings Royal Rifle Corps and Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Frank volunteered in August 1915. The National Roll says he enlisted in the Kings Royal Rifle Corps but the records suggest it was the Royal Warwickshire.
His enlistment document is dated 3 August 1915.
He claimed to be 19 years 1 month of age but was only 15 or 16.
He gave his occupation as a Clerk His rank was Corporal.
He seems to have been posted to France in November and transferred to base unit in mid January.
A week later he was sent home because he was under age.
He later volunteered for the Royal Warkwickshire Regiment. Date and details not known.
He served in France and was involved in the Advance of 1918.
|John Alfred Stafford|
13th Devonshire Private 44343 (5th Infantry Labour Company of Devons)
27 Feb 1917 France 1916 To area occupied by VI Corps / near Arras
17 Mar ‘Home’
17 Apr Lanfranc Sunk
Labour Corps Private 101818 (170 Company Labour Corps)
December Retired / Right arm amputated
|Thomas George Henry Harris|
1908-1911 Regular Army
1914-1919 Royal Army Medical Corp
Discharged 21 Jun 1919
A postcard from Chrissy Harris is addressed to Pte T Harris, 1879 R A M C, A Copany, Nettley
|Christianna Elizabeth (Stafford) Harris|
1914-1918 On war service
|Albert James Harris|
1915-1919 Welsh Regiment
Regt Number 15275
Served in Salonica
|Arthur Frederick Harris|
Tank Corps Private 316692
I am not sure where the information about his regimental number came from, but there is a suitable Medal Index card.
|John Ernest Harris|
According to the family he was in the Royal Flying Corps but -
Joined Royal Navy Air Service on 18th birthday : F47681 / 50373 or 56373
Assigned to Presdident II (admin office in London) then Tregantle (RNAS storage in Cornwall)
Transferred to RAF on 31 March 1918.
RFC and RNAS merged to become RAF on 1 Apr 1918.
In later life was the Librarian at Cranfield Airfield in Lincolnshire.
|John William Stafford|
1939-1946 Royal Army Service Corps
1940-1945 Royal Engineers