Edward James PHILLIPS

PHILLIPS, Edward James

Service Numbers: 5639, Q209856
Enlisted: 29 February 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Gootchie, Queensland , 30 November 1892
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, South Burnett, Queensland, 7 February 1979, aged 86 years
Cemetery: Wondai Cemetery, Qld
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World War 1 Service

29 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5639, Brisbane, Queensland
7 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5639, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
7 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5639, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5639, 25th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge, Shell wound (left forearm)
16 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 5639, 25th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", GSW (left thigh)
3 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 5639, 25th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

16 Apr 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, SN Q209856, Murgon, Queensland
17 Apr 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, SN Q209856, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
29 Jun 1944: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Lieutenant, SN Q209856, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'MILITARY NOTES.

Mrs. H. Bow. Gootchie, was officially advised a few days ago that her brother, Private E. J. Phillips, was admitted to an English Hospital on the 27th October last, suffering from shrapnel wound in the left forearm - mild. Private Phillips enlisted from Gootchie, of which place he is a native, nearly two years ago, and had been in the trenches in France for a considerable time, taking part in much of the recent heavy fighting.' from Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser 10 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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