Robert Sidney PHILLIPS

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PHILLIPS, Robert Sidney

Service Number: 3098
Enlisted: 23 August 1915, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 22 September 1893
Home Town: Townsville, Townsville, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Printer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 23 September 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3098, Townsville, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3098, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3098, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 49th Infantry Battalion
16 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3098, 49th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, GSW (left thigh)
23 Jan 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3098, 49th Infantry Battalion, Shell wound (back)
23 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3098, 49th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'Mr. J. H. Phillips, of Stanley-street. North Ward, has received advice that his son, Private Robert Sidney Phillips, has been wounded in France. He is a grandson of Mrs. A. Monteith, Stanley Street, North Ward.' from Townsville Daily Bulletin 21 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

'WITH THE COLORS.

It is officially reported that Pte. Robert Sidney Phillips was killed in action on September 23. Deceased was a son of Mr. John Phillips, of Darragh-street, Kangaroo Point, enlisted at Townsville, and left for the front in October, 1915.' from The Daily Mail 16 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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