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Military records for Ernest Edward PHILLIPS

Summary of military service
source: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		Demobilised
1919 Sep 29	ā€˜(A) to Class Zā€™ - see Medal Roll

Two badges from Ernest have been passed on:
Cap Badge	74716		SPR / E.E.PHILLIPS	    R.E.

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.
National Roll of the Great War Volume VI Birmingham
source:Transcribed from the printed copy
Phillips E E

PHILLIPS E E     Sapper RE
He was mobilised with the Territorials in August 1914, and in the following year was drafted to the Dardanelles with the RE.  In this theatre of war he saw much heavy fighting, and on the Evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula did duty in Egypt, Arabia and Palestine.  On each of these battle fronts he rendered valuable services as a wireless operator, and was demobilised on his return in September 1919.  He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
11, Goode Street, Hockley, Birmingham     6093A
>Field Company for E E Phillips
>War Diary 2nd Mounted Division HQ October 1915
>War Diary 1-1 Kent Field Company RE 1915
>Royal Engineers Gallipoli Dec 1915
>War Diary 495th Field Company Royal Engineers 1916
>Medal Roll Index
>Medal Roll entries
>WWII Home Guard