Photograph courtesy of Louise Moffat




Born: 1899, Woking, Surrey.

Death accepted: 27th April 1918; age 19; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 132300; Regiment: Machine Gun Corps, Infantry, 25th Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


La Clytte Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs A.A.Geernaert, of 18, Purplett Street, Ipswich.


CENSUSPhilip Herbert Rice Geernaert (2)


1901   Arbour Hill Military, Aaron Quay, Ireland.


Philip was 2 years old he was living with his mother & siblings.

Ada Annie Geernaert (nee Rice), 29, able to read & write, religion: CofE, born Colchester, Essex.

Vera Lilian Geernaert, 3, religion: CofE, born Dover, Kent.

Leonard Charles Rice Geernaert, 5, religion: CofE, born Colchester, Essex.


1911   6, Provident Place, North Hill, Colchester, Essex.


Philip was 12 years old and staying with his widowed paternal grandmother, uncle & widowed great uncle.

Charlotte Geernaert, 72, living on private means, born Colchester, Essex.

Joseph John Geernaert, 31, a Tailor – employer, born Colchester, Essex.

Charles W. Everitt, 75, a Railway Pensioner, born Colchester, Essex.


In 1911, Philip’s mother & sisters were living with his widowed maternal grandfather at his home – at 43, Lacey Street, Ipswich.

James Rice, 77, a retired Carpenter & Joiner, born Sudbury, Suffolk.

Ada, 39.

Vera, 13.

Clara Beatrice Geernaert, 5, born India.

Marjorie Jean Geernaert, 3, born India.


Philip’s father was Charles Herbert Geernaert, born 1863, Colchester, Essex – a Soldier. Charles died October 1912, at Colchester, Essex – a Tailor.


Machine Gun Corps, Infantry, 25th Battalion:

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