Born: 23rd May 1896, Battersea, Surrey.

Baptised: 19th June 1896, St. Mary Battersea, Surrey. Address: 2, Ford’s Place, Battersea. Parents – Roseanna & Asa Cobb – Labourer.

Died: 21st November 1917; age 21; KiA. Served 2 1/2 years in France.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 10983

Regiment: The Cameronian (Scottish Rifles), 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Oxford Road Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Rosanna Hilderbrand, of 44, Elliott Street, Ipswich.






1901   9, Gibbons Street, Ipswich.


Philip was 4 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Rosanna Cobb (nee Green), 39, born Yaxley, Suffolk.

William Bruce Cobb, 18, a General Labourer, born Holloway.

Florence Cobb, 16, a Stay Fitter – Stay Factory, born Mellis, Suffolk.

George Frederick Cobb, 13, an Errand Boy, born Battersea.

Asa Elijah Cobb, 11, born Battersea.

Rosa Ethel Cobb, 9, born Battersea.

Thomas Martin Cobb, 7, born Battersea.

Martin Thomas Cobb, 7, born Battersea.

Stephen Cyril Cobb, 2, born Ipswich.


1911   33, Prospect Road, Ipswich.


Philip was 15 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his mother & siblings.

Rosanna, 49.

George, 23, a Porter – Oil Merchant.

Asa, 21, a Fish Cleaner.

Rosa, 19, a Box Maker – Box Factory.

Martin, 17, a Porter (Machine) – Horticultural.

Stephen, 12.


Philip’s father was Asa Cobb, born Scole, Norfolk – died 1899, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Rosanna Hilderbrand – mother.


Philip is also remembered on St. Matthews Church Memorial.


The Cameronian (Scottish Rifles), 2nd Battalion:

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