Born: 23rd March 1901, 35, Cardigan Street, Ipswich.

Died: 20th November 1940; age 39; Died of Wounds.

Rank: Major; Service Number: 12179.

Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps, 3rd King’s Own Hussars.


Grave Reference:


El Alamein War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the Rev. Egbert Ivor Allen Phillips, M.A., and Ethel Mary Dudley Phillips; husband of Greta May Phillips, of Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire.




1901   Cyril was an infant and living with his parents & siblings.

Egbert Ivor Allen Phillips, 31, a Clergyman (CofE) School Master, born East Dean, Gloucestershire.

Ethel Mary Dudley Phillips (nee Cargill), 27, born Coalham, Yorkshire.

Vivian Ethel Mary Phillips, 4, born Bath, Somerset.

Cecil Ivor Phillips, 2, born Ipswich.

1 visitor – monthly nurse – own account.

1 cook.

1 general domestic servant.

1911   Kelly College, Tavistock, Devon.

Cyril was 10 years old and living with his mother & brother.

Ethel, 41.

Colin Cargill Phillips, 4 months, born Tavistock.

1 parlour maid.

1 school teacher.

1 cook.

1 kitchen maid.

1 scullery maid.

1 nurse.

1 matron.

1 butler.

In 1911, Cyril’s father and brother were visitors of 36 year old, Rev. William James Bensly, a School Master, at Harper House, Sherborne School for Boys, Dorset.

4 scholars/boarders.

7 servants.

Cyril attended Sherborne Preparatory School 1908-1910.

Cyril’s father Egbert Ivor Allen Phillips, was educated at Monmouth School. A Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, October 1888; prizeman; Haberdashers’ Scholar, BA (26th Wrangler) 1891; MA 1900. BSc., London 1900. Ordained deacon (Bath & Wells) 1894; priest 1895. Chaplain at Bath College, 1894-1897. Assistant master at Ipswich School, 1897-1901. Science master at Sherborne School, 1901-1907. Headmaster of Kelly College, Tavistock, 1907-1911. Assistant Master and Chaplain at Clifton College, 1911-1931. Rector of Easton-Grey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, 1932-1951. Died 25th August 1956 at Cheltenham General Hospital.

In 1935, Westminster, Middlesex, Cyril married Greta May Harrison-Stanton, born May 1906, Brotton, Yorkshire.

They had 1 daughter:

Greta Felicity Phillips, born March 1938, Oxford – accidently killed aged 10 years & 6 days – March 1948, Skipton-on-Swale, Hambleton, North Yorkshire.

Cyril’s brother, Cecil Ivor Phillips lost his life in the First World War. Cecil was flying a Sopwith Camel when he was shot down whist escorting a patrol of scout aircraft about 10 miles over the German lines, on the 27th October 1917, he was 18 years old. Cecil was ranked a Second Lieutenant of the Gloucestershire Regiment, attached to the Royal Flying Corps, 45th Squadron. His body was never found and he is remembered on the Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Cyril is remembered on the Roll of Honour Stained Glass Window 1939 – 1945, at St. Mary’s Church, Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire.

Extra information courtesy of Rachel Hassall – of Sherborne School

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  • poor felicity killed whilst riding her pony 9th march 1948 aged 10years and 6days


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