Frederick William Phillips

Surname: Phillips
Other names: Frederick William
Other people in this story:
Edward Phillips
Edith Phillips
Ellen Georgina Padfield
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Malta
India

Story:
Frederick William Phillips was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 6 Sep 1875 the son of Edward and Edith Phillips. He enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment on 17 Jan 1898. (Service No. S/5650). He served in Malta and India before being discharged as unfit on 29 May 1900. He married Ellen Georgina Padfield in Shaftesbury on 4 Aug 1902 and they went on to have nine children. Frederick re-enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment on 24 Aug 1914 (Service No. 3/7650). He served in the UK only until he was discharged, again because he was unfit, on 4 Oct 1916. No medals were recorded. He went on to become the steward of the local Ex-Servicemen's Club and his address, in 1939, is shown as 6 Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He died there on 7 Jan 1942.

(Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.)

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