Born: 1897, Earls Barton, Northamptonshire.

Died: 4th June 1915; age 19; Died of Wounds.

Evening Star – Thursday, 17th June 1915 – News has been received of the death from wounds of No. 2969 Private Bertram Edward Phillips, of the 4th Suffolks. The deceased enlisted last December; up to that time he had been employed as a printer’s labourer at Messrs. Cowells, Ltd., Ipswich. Bertram had been out at The Front just over three months when he received the wound which resulted in his death, which occurred on the 4th June 1915. The deceased was just over 19 years of age; his parents reside at 11, Gibson Street, Ipswich.

Residence: 11, Gibson Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: Printer’s Labourer with Messrs. Cowells, Ltd., Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: December 1914.

Date of Entry Therein: 28th February 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 2969

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


La Gorgue Communal Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James Edward & Mary Hannah Phillips, of 11, Gibson Street, Ipswich.




1901   Mulso Road, Finedon, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.


Bertram was 4 years old and living with his parents & sister.

James Edward Phillips, 32, an Insurance Life Agent, born Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.

Mary Hannah Phillips (nee Dunkley), 27, born Earls Barton, Northamptonshire.

Annie Lydia Phillips, 1, born Earls Barton.


1911   33, George Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk.


Bertram was 14 years old, an Errand Boy – Auctioneers. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 40, a Grocer’s Assistant.

Mary, 37.

Annie, 12.

Cyril Phillips, 9, born Earls Barton.

Gladys Phillips, 6, born Finedon, Wellingborough.

Irwin Phillips, 6, born Finedon, Wellingborough.


Soldiers’ Effects to James Edward Phillips – father.


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