Service Number: 7191
Enlisted: 22 January 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 4th Field Company Engineers
Born: Weymouth, England, January 1871
Home Town: East Perth, Perth Water, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Boilermakers assistant
Died: Died of wounds, France, 13 December 1916
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Plot VI, Row F, Grave 6,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Midland Railway Workshops Soldiers Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Jan 1900: Involvement Unspecified British Units

World War 1 Service

22 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 7191
31 Mar 1916: Involvement Sapper, 7191, 4th Field Company Engineers
31 Mar 1916: Embarked Sapper, 7191, 4th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Father Henry (Harry) Phillips and Mother Emma Phillips
lived at 141 Manchester Road, Millwall, London, England.

1911 Frank, Florence and family emigrated to Western Australia.

Wife:  Florence Eliza Phillips, lived at 13 Smeddle Terrace, East Perth, Western Australia
(returned to live at 141 Manchester Road, Millwall, London, England)

Eldest Son:
Private 2705 Frank Albert PHILLIPS - 51st Infantry Battalion
Born:   Kent England
He lived with his parents at 13 Smeddle Terrace off Brown Street, East Perth, WA
prior to enlisting.
19/06/1916  enlisted into WWI in Perth, WA - 18 years of age
10/10/1916  embarked Fremantle, WA onboard HMAT A23 Suffolk
                   as a Private - 51st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
25/04/1918  Killed in Action
No known grave
His name is commemorated on:
- the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
- Panel 158 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT


Frank was described on enlisting as 45 years of age; 5' 8" tall; 122 lbs;
dark complexion; hazel eyes; dark hari; Church of England

22/01/1916  enlisted into WWI in Perth, Western Australia

22/02/1916  appointed to 5th reinforcements, 4th Field Company Engineers. Blackboy Hill

31/03/1916  embarked Sydney, NSW onboard HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria
                   as a Sapper with 4th Field Company Engineers, 5th Reinforcements
05/05/1916  disembarked into Tel-el-Kebir

07/06/1916  embarked to join British Expeditionary Forces, onboard Ionian, ex Alexandria
15/06/1916  disembarked into Marseilles, France

23/07/1916  proceeded to join 4th Field Company Australian Engineers, Etaples, France
25/07/1916  taken on strength 4th Field Company Australian Engineers

06/12/1916  received gun shot wound to head, knocked unconscious
                   admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station

13/12/1916  sadly he died of his wounds

buried in:    Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
                  Plot VI, Row F, Grave 6

Medals:       British War medal (35084); Victory medal (34827);
                  Memorial Plaque and Scroll (322041)

His name is commemorated on:
- Panel 24 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
- Church of St Andrew (Somerset, England) - War Memorial plaque in the church

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  05/04/2017.  Lest we forget.