James Phillips

Surname: Phillips
Other names: James
Other people in this story:
Edward Phiilips
Edith Phillips née White
Albert Charles Phillips
Frank Phillips
Frederick William Phillips
Locations in this story:
The Barton, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Tisbury, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Le Touret, Pas de Calais, France
Arundell Arms, Tisbury

James Phillips was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1886 and baptised at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, on 29th August 1886, the son of Edward Phillips and Edith Phillips (née White), a local family.  James spent his early years in The Barton, Enmore Green, until, by 1901, the family had move to Tisbury, Wiltshire.  In 1911 James was working as a Servant (Boots) in the Arundell Arms, Tisbury.  He enlisted and joined the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 6403).   He served in the very early weeks of the conflict in France and Flanders and was killed in action on 21st October 1914.  He is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, Le Touret, Pas de Calais, France, (Panel 33 & 34.) and also on the Tisbury War Memorial.   He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914 Star.

Three of James' brothers served in the First World War: Albert Charles (b.1877) with the Dorsetshire Regiment and South Wales Borderers; Frank (b.1885) with the Wiltshire Regiment and the Royal Field Artillery; Frederick William (b.1875) with the Dorsetshire Regiment.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Albert Charles Phillips
Frank Phillips
Frederick William Phillips
Commonwealth War Graves Commission