Gustav Henry PHILLIPS


PHILLIPS, Gustav Henry

Service Number: 3452
Enlisted: 30 November 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: East Moonta, South Australia, 21 March 1895
Home Town: Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 25 April 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide The 50th Battalion Commemorative Cross, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geranium War Memorial, Pine Point Muloowurtie Memorial Institute , Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

30 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3452, 50th Infantry Battalion
10 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3452, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
25 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3452, 50th Infantry Battalion

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"...3452 Lance Corporal Gustav Henry Phillips, 50th Battalion. A labourer from Ardrossan, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 9th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 10 February 1917 aboard HMAT Seang Bee (A48) for Devonport, England. After three months with the 13th Training Battalion at Codford he then proceeded to the Western Front and joined his battalion near Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium in late August 1917. On 17 January 1918 he was appointed a Lance Corporal (L Cpl). L Cpl Phillips was killed in action near Villers-Bretonneux, France, on 25 April 1918. He has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. He was aged 23 years." - SOURCE (