George PHILIPS

PHILIPS, George

Service Number: 3478
Enlisted: 20 October 1916, Maryborough, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion
Born: Electra, Queensland, 25 February 1895
Home Town: Bundaberg, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Electra State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Bundaberg, Queensland, 6 February 1972, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3478, Maryborough, Queensland
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3478, 47th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3478, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
14 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3478, 47th Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele, GSW (shoulder)
13 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3478, 47th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", Shell wound (left leg)
6 Jun 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 45th Infantry Battalion
8 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3478, 45th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal, Shell wound (right leg)
27 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3478, 45th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'PHILIPS, George, Private, No. 3478, 45th Battalion, late 47th Battalion. Born at Pine Creek, and educated at Electra. The son of the late Robert Erskine Philips and Margaret Philips, of Electra, Bundaberg. Enlisted at the end of 1916, and went into Enoggera Camp. Sailed for England, and went to Salisbury Plain for training. Left for France, and was wounded three times. Went to England to recuperate, and was sent home to Australia.' from Queenslanders Who Fought in the Great War. (nla.gov.au)

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