Born: 1877, Westleton, Suffolk.

Died: 22nd May 1915; age 37; Accidentally Killed.

Residence: Dulwich Cottages, Britannia Road, Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd April 1915 – France.


Rank: Fitter/Staff Sergeant; Service Number: 48075.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 120th Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


The body was exhumed in August 1919 and identified by a cross on the grave.


Grave Reference:


Perth Cemetery (China Wall).




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Maria Phillips; husband of Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Phillips, of Dulwich Cottages, Britannia Road, Ipswich.




1881   Low Road, Cransford, Suffolk.


Thomas was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas Phillips, 27, a Blacksmith, born Kelsall, Suffolk.

Maria Phillips (nee Keable), 30, born Cratfield, Suffolk.

Maria Phillips, 8, born Cratfield.

Emily Phillips, 6, born Cratfield.

Charles Phillips, 2, born Westleton, Suffolk.


1891   Bruisyard Row, Low Road, Cransford, Suffolk.


Thomas was 14 years old, and an Agricultural Labourer. He was living with his parents, siblings & widowed maternal grandfather.

Thomas, 37, a Blacksmith – employer.

Maria, 40.

Maria, 18.

Charles, 14, an Agricultural Labourer.

Mary Ann Phillips, 7, born Cransford, Suffolk.

John Phillips, 5, born Cransford.

John Keable, 82, born Cratfield.


1901   Buckle’s Wood Road, Leiston, Suffolk.


Thomas was 24 years old, a Steam Engine Fitter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 47, a Steam Engine Maker – Fitter.

Maria, 50.

Charles, 22, a Steam Engine Bodymaker Labourer.

Mary Ann, 17.

John, 15.


1911   58, Samuel Road, Ipswich.

Thomas was 34 years old, a Blacksmith. He was married and Head of the Household.

Emma, 34.

William, 5.


Thomas’s mother, Maria Phillips died 1902, Leiston, Suffolk.


In 1902, Plomesgate, Suffolk, Thomas married Emma Elizabeth Smith, born Aldeburgh, Suffolk.


Emma and Thomas had one son:

William John Phillips, born January 1906, Leiston, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Emma E. Phillips – widow.


Thomas is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.


Royal Field Artillery

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