Second World War - Lynsted Memorial Project
Philip William PHILLIPS (of Doddington)
b. December 1919
Lance Bombadier, Service Number 917730
Son of Frederick William and Kathleen of Sale, Cheshire.
Born in December 1919 in Sale, Staffordshire, oldest of the six children of Frederick William Phillips of Sale, who pre-deceased Philip, and Kathleen née Atkins of Doddington.
Philip married Maud Apps in 1941. Maud's brother Charles had been killed just a few months earlier in November 1940.
Philips regiment had arrived in Iraq on 20 October 1941 and was initially under command of Tenth Army before being assigned to 10th Indian Infantry Division on 19 November 1941. On 25 April 1942 he arrived in Egypt on 31 May.
On 5 September 1942, it was reported via the War Office Casualty Section that Philip was missing following action on 29 June 1942. Over a year later, on 23 October 1943, War Office Casualty List No. 1272 reported "On or shortly after" 29/06/1942 now presumed died of wounds.
Philip is remembered on the Alamein Memorial, El Alamein, Matrūh, Egypt.
Maud remarried in 1944.
- London Gazette Despatch covering 1st November 1941 to 15th August 1942 [No.38177] - Middle East