Phillips, Thomas Charles


War Service:
Bugler THOMAS CHARLES PHILLIPS of the Royal Marine Light Infantry died of tuberculosis on 26 October 1917, aged 31. At this time he was living in Forton, near Gosport having been given a medical discharge from the RMLI on 14 April 1917 while in Haslar Naval Hospital. He originally enlisted in London on 18 April 1901 and signed on again on 8 February 1916. He served with the Royal Marine Brigade in France and in Ireland during the Easter Rising. In all he was wounded three times.

He is remembered on the Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-1918) Memorial. This memorial is used by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to commemorate those whose graves cannot be located but in fact he is probably buried in Forton.

Location of Memorial:

He was the son of Lydia Phillips of 3 Marchant Street, Woodpecker Road, New Cross.

Service record

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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