Harry Phillips

First Name: 
Harry
Last Name: 
Phillips
Mother's Name: 
Ada Phillips nee Boucher
Father's Name: 
George Phillips
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 22, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Harry Phillips (Service No 7299), was born in Bulli, N.S.W.

At enlistment he was single, 29 years old,  worked as a miner and lived in Clifton, N.S.W.

Harry embarked on RMS Osterley, with 1st Battalion, 24th Reinforcement, on 10th February 1917. He arrived in England on 11th April 1917, and joined 1st Battalion, in France, on 16th October 1917. Harry saw service on the Western Front and has no wounding on file.

On 6th July 1919, in Bristol, England, he married Nellie Hibben, who was a widow.  When Harry was due to return to Australia, Nellie sent letters to the army, with reasons as to why he should be discharged in England. Harry also wrote, stating he was from Bristol, and had no family, or ties, in Australia. He stated that he was going to be employed by a previous employer that he had worked for before he went to Australia, in 1909.

Harry was discharged in London, England, on 24th November 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PHILLIPS H

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