Born: 1924, Ipswich.
Died: 18th July 1944; age: 20; at Normandy.
Residence: Hill House, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk.
Rank: Second Lieutenant; Service Number: 308253.
Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Tank Regiment, 3rd Battalion.
Final resting place unknown.
Panel 8 Column 2.
Father: Arthur George Pells, born 1887, Eaton, Norfolk. A Brewer’s Manager.
Mother: Florence Pells (nee Martin), born 1888, Guist, Norfolk – died January 1930, at 43, Bolton Road, Ipswich.
Philip attended Ipswich School.
Probate to Arthur George Pells, a brewer’s manager.
Philip is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial.
Between the 18th and 21st July 1944, 3RTR took part in Operation Goodwood, the Allied forces attempted thrust out of Caen. Despite initial successes in clearing the German forces out of the surrounding villages, Goodwood finally ground to a halt after suffering large casualties.