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John George (Jack) PHILLIPS
Father: Leonard PHILLIPSMother: Jane Louisa (Phillips) STOKES
Born:c1890BirminghamBirth Index – 1890 Jul-Sep Birmingham 6d 85

Baptised:14 Jul 1890Birmingham, St MartinCheapsideLeonard a Newsagent
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Died:5 Oct 1916Hebuterne, the Somme

Buried:1916Couin British Cemetery Grave Reference IV.B.7

1891John G PhillipsBirmingham, Warwickshire339 Cheapside9 months
1901John G PhillilpsBirmingham, Warwickshire84 Jamaica Row10
1911John PhillipsBirmingham, Warwickshire84 Jamaica Row20Toolmaker
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Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips

Royal Warwickshire WWI memorial at St Martin's Birmingham

Military Service

WW I Military

Jack was killed on the Somme during the first world war.
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Notice of Death

The Birmingham Daily Mail, Tuesday, October 24, 1916
Column 4

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. He has a brother in Egypt, and another, Frank, has been in the trenches, but has been discharged because he is only 16 years of age. Mr. L. Phillips, the father, was 34 years in the Volunteers and Territorials, and received the King George's Coronation Medal at Towyn Camp in 1911.

  PHILLIPS J G     Corporal, 1/5th Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Volunteering in September 1914, after a period of training he was drafted to France. There he did good work in several important engagements, but was unfortunately killed on October 6th, 1916, by a bomb thrown from the German trenches.  He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medal.
11, Goode Street, Hockley, Birmingham			6093C