Philip Edward PRIME

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PRIME, Philip Edward

Service Number: 3072
Enlisted: 30 August 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Petersburg, South Australia, 24 March 1890
Home Town: Bordertown, Tatiara, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Illness (Pneumonia), Abbassia, Egypt, 28 October 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row Q, Grave 34
Memorials: Burnside District Fallen Soldiers' Memorial - Rose Park, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bordertown District of Tatiara WW1 Roll of Honor, Mundulla Soldiers Memorial Honour Roll, Mundulla War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

30 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3072, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
16 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3072, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Bulla, Adelaide
28 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 3072, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography

Cemetery  details:  Cairo  War  Memorial  Cemetery,  Cairo,  Egypt

Born to Alice and George Prime in 1890, the 3rd eldest of 8 children. In 1911, Phillip had leased, with right to purchase, 1112 acres of land at Wirrega. He was clearing and cultivating land when war broke out. At his parents insistence he obtained his wool classing certificate before enlisting in the 1st A.I.F. in 1916, and despatched to Egypt.

"PRIME.- Died in hospital Egypt, on 28th October, of pneumonia, signaller P E. Prime, 3rd. Light Horse, late of Wirrega, second eldest son of G. and A. J. Prime. Rose Park." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 04 Nov 1918 (nla.gov.au)

 

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