Phillip Anslem MADDEN


MADDEN, Phillip Anslem

Service Number: 2478
Enlisted: 15 August 1915
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Petersham, New South Wales, Australia, April 1890
Home Town: St Leonards, North Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Marist Brothers (Catholic) School, North Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed in Action, Palestine, 9 November 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Jerusalem Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2478, 7th Light Horse Regiment
26 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2478, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres
26 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2478, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Macquarie, Sydney
19 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Trooper, 7th Light Horse Regiment
9 Nov 1917: Involvement Trooper, SN 2478, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Greg Newton
2578 Trooper Philip Anslem Madden. 7th Light Horse Regiment. Killed in Action this day near Sheikm Abu Sel, (sic) Palestine on the advance from Beersheeba to Jerusalem.

Philip Madden enlisted in September 2015 as part of the 17th Reinforcements for the 7th Light Horse Regiment, being taken on strength at Tel el Kabir, Egypt in June the following year. As a part of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade the 7ALH Egypt in the defence of Suez and the battle of Romani. It joined the British advance north into Turkish Palestine in 1917. At Beersheba the 7th ALH was on the northern flank advancing on Tel el Sakaty in the face of Turkish guns on the high ground through the day of the famous chase by the 4th Light Horse.

Phillip Madden was killed along with 7 other troopers and their mounts by Turkish shellfire. Their grave sites were lost and they are commemorated on the Jerusalim memorial in Israel.