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Frederick William Phillips

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

Story:
Frederick William Phillips was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset on 6th September 1875, the son of Edward and Edith Phillips. He enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment on 17th January 1898 (Service No. S/5650). He served in Malta and India before being discharged as unfit on 29th May 1900. He married Ellen Georgina Padfield in Shaftesbury on 4th August 1902 and they went on to have nine children. Frederick re-enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment on 24th August 1914 (Service No. 3/7650). He served in the UK only, until he was discharged, again because he was unfit, on 4th October 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 7th January 1942.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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