William John (Jack) PHILLIPS

PHILLIPS, William John

Service Number: 34639
Enlisted: 16 September 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 6 August 1892
Home Town: Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 25 September 1963, aged 71 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

16 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 34639, Brisbane, Queensland
21 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 34639, Field Artillery Brigades, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Jun 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 34639, Field Artillery Brigades, HMAT Suevic, Melbourne
25 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 34639, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", GSW (right leg)
28 Dec 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 34639, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'Mr. A. S. Phillips, Queen street, is in receipt of a cablegram from his eldest son, Gunner W. J. (Jack) Phillips, saying he is returning to Australia. He was gassed in March last, and in May was wounded In the lower right leg by a piece of high explosive shell. The cable also said his other son, Gunner J. G. (Jim) Phillips (/explore/people/368490), was well.' from The Telegraph 7 Sep 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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